We know that school and university managers face an enormous responsibility with increasing pressure to strengthen campus safety. Today, educators sometimes deal with the same problems as local police — drug sales, weapons possession, and gang violence.
Besides taking care of the facility and securing the site, schools, colleges, and universities need to protect the students and staff.
When choosing an educational institutional, parents and students consider most importantly whether it represents a safe learning environment. A lapse of security may be devastating and irreversible for the school’s reputation.
Digital Security can identify potential weaknesses in campus security and create a customized security solution. It would typically include access control, video surveillance, fire and security alarm systems. All systems are monitored by our 24 hour a day Central Station and provide peace of mind to administrators, teachers, staff, students and parents.
College of The Canyons
Santa Clarita - CA
Using our security access control, it is possible to control who can access the organization, which areas they can visit, and when they can enter. It may be necessary to use electronic access control systems for entry restricted to administration, faculty and staff. These security systems can even prohibit an unidentified person from entering a school campus.
Controlling access, administrators are able to know who and when a person has entered an area. So, if a computer is removed during the weekend, the school can find out who was in the computer room from Friday through Sunday. With security access control systems it is also possible to prevent students from wandering off the site.
One of the best and most common security tools in an educational facility is CCTV digital video security cameras. To provide surveillance of remote areas, deter vandalism and theft or for general premises protection, video cameras can be installed at critical access areas such as hallways, parking lots and school entrances.
CCTV provides both a real-time and documented record of who entered a building and when. It is a perfect solution, since school security is not an eight-hour-a-day job, but one that requires attention 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Authorized administrators can also check on the school from another location, whether during school hours or at night and on weekends. In doing so, CCTV digital video security cameras can play a major role in helping protect a school campus.
By keeping unidentified people off the campus, limiting access to facilities and monitoring everything by cameras, a comprehensive security alarm system plan can cut down significantly on crime and promote a safer learning environment.