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Highlighting the Positives Behind School Security Systems

By: James Curtiss on December 2nd, 2019

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Highlighting the Positives Behind School Security Systems

As an adult, it's easy to look at younger generations and worry about their future. There seems to be more violence, bullying, and hate in schools than ever. 

While we must accept that the world is changing and our children's future will look different than ours, we're still responsible for providing the best possible learning environment for them. 

Part of that effort falls on the safety and security of the students and staff. That's why school security systems are so incredibly vital in today's world.

Take a look at all the benefits a school security system offers.

Video and Audio Surveillance Provide Evidence

First and most obviously, a security system allows you to monitor the school before, during, and after hours. Depending on your system, you could have audio and video surveillance. 

This can prove to be quite useful in the event that you need evidence of a crime, event, or issue. For example,  video monitoring could capture a student vandalizing part of the school, selling drugs, smoking on campus, or bullying another student. 

It could also capture evidence of people being at the school who shouldn't be there, such as parents with restraining orders or strangers who are up to no good.

Security Systems Are a Crime Deterrence

There's something about knowing you're being watched that makes most people behave differently. If you have visible cameras in your school security system throughout the campus, you'll likely see a downward trend in unwanted behavior. 

Most people who do bad things don't want to be caught doing bad things, and a surveillance system works against that effort.

Quality and Affordability

Each day, we grow more technologically advanced. At one time, a simple home security system would cost thousands of dollars to install. Now, you can find full home security systems for a few hundred dollars.

While it will cost more to outfit an entire school security system, the costs are much lower than they've ever been. 

Government Grants and Private Donations

One thing all parents can agree on is that they want their children to be safe while at school. You'll find that all politicians feel the same. As such, some schools can apply for state-funded school security systems through government grants. 

Alternatively, if you reach out to the parents in an effort to raise money to make the school safer, you're sure to have a positive response.

School Security Systems Provide Peace of Mind

Finally, for parents, students, and staff alike, school security systems provide a certain level of comfort. Knowing the school grounds are monitored around the clock and extra measures have been taken to provide a safe and secure environment is invaluable. Simply put, school security systems provide everyone with peace of mind. 

Concerned About Your School's Security?

If you think ramping up your school's security is a good idea, take a look at our products and services. We offer a wide range of school security system solutions for your specific needs. Contact us today to find out more.

About James Curtiss

Experienced security industry professional. Commercial Security Consultant working at Sonitrol New England.