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Benefits of Installing a School Security System

With Sonitrol New England, schools can put the focus where it belongs: on learning. Sonitrol New England has provided comprehensive school security solutions to the educational community for almost 50 years.

Today, Sonitrol is one of the largest providers of school security systems in North America, serving more than 12,000 schools — including the major public schools in Hartford and Providence. We are the first choice of educators because they know that Sonitrol means lower false alarms, fast police response and consistently high rate of apprehension.

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Increased Situational Awareness

Modern high-resolution cameras can provide extensive details in indoor and outdoor areas, providing valuable real-time information.

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Improved Communication

Set up email or text alerts to staff, students, parents, and first responders regarding the school’s security situation.

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Safer Children, Safer Staff

Children learn better when they feel safe, and staff members perform better when they know that they and their students are secure.

Components of a School Security System

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Access Control

Access control is essential for preventing unwanted intruders from entering school property. Many different access control types are available, including biometric scanning, keycards or ID badges.

Access control systems work exceptionally well when combined with surveillance to capture all access events. Many modern systems can detect doors left ajar. When combined with surveillance footage, you can quickly identify trespassers and respond accordingly.

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Video Surveillance

Comprehensive school security is about more than just access control. While you need to keep student and staff access regulated, you also need additional surveillance and lockdown capabilities. A comprehensive security system allows you to contact the necessary first responders in an emergency and provide them with all the information they need to take the correct action.

Video surveillance enables you to monitor school premises 24/7, which will help you identify suspicious behavior or potential incidents on school grounds and alert the authorities. Modern high-resolution cameras produce detailed images that can provide extensive information about incidents in real time and give evidence after an emergency or event.

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Lockdown Capability

In the current environment of school shootings remaining fresh in our minds, the ability to lock down the school effectively is more important than ever. Lockdowns can encompass several different school areas, limiting the movement of dangerous individuals while simultaneously giving the relevant authorities the information and opportunity they need to safely neutralize the threat.

Our one-button lockdown system allows administrators to initiate a lockdown via a hardwired panic button, their mobile phone, or their computer. The system also allows police and other first responders to override the lockdown for quick entry when necessary.

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Fire Protection & Monitoring

Fire Protection & Monitoring

Our extensive experience with installing and maintaining fire protection systems helps protect schools from destructive fires. Get peace of mind with a commercial fire alarm system.

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Video surveillance

Video Survillance

We're proud to offer the experience and expertise to design, install, service, and monitor a security camera system that will fit your school's needs, as well as integrate with your existing systems.

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Intrusion Detection

Intrusion Detection

No matter the size of your school, your safety is our top priority. Protect your property from unauthorized activity with sensors to catch breaches and intrusion alarms.

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Access Control

Access Control

Track and restrict who goes where—and when. Only authorized users can enter your facility, or designated areas within school grounds —reducing the likelihood of theft, vandalism, and violence

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See How Sonitrol New England Protects Schools Like Yours Across New England

“Sonitrol New England provides the most comprehensive and customized school safety solutions I've ever used. Not only is it effective, it's easy to manage.”

Daryl K. Roberts, Director of Security

Hartford Public Schools

Frequently Asked Questions

The most common questions when it comes to school security.

What is included in a school security system?

An effective school security system will keep the campus safe both after hours and during the school day. After-hour protection against theft, vandalism and fire are still priorities, but an effective solution must include protection against violence during the day. Any system should be fully integrated and should include verified intrusion detection, active video surveillance, access control and fire protection.

How can schools improve safety and security?

Many schools have various systems in place that are capable of providing the protection they need. What they lack, however, is the resources necessary to utilize all of those disparate systems effectively due to a lack of staff and the cumbersome nature of legacy intrusion, video, access and fire systems. To improve the effectiveness of your school security, it is imperative that all of your systems be integrated on a single platform that is easy to manage. That means that your staff can spend less time fumbling around with multiple confusing platforms and more time protecting your students.

What are the options for school security systems?

All school security systems should include fully integrated intrusion detection, video surveillance, access control and fire protection. Panic buttons should be installed as well as audio and video verification and lockdown capabilities to prevent or contain school day violence.

How do I choose the best school security system?

School security is a complex subject. It is best to speak with the experts who have provided industry-leading school security for decades. Sonitrol has provided comprehensive school security solutions for the educational community for more than 50 years. Today, Sonitrol is one of the largest providers of school security systems in North America, serving more than 12,000 schools. We are experts at assessing your school's vulnerabilities and recommending appropriate, cost-effective solutions to secure your facilities.

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See How Sonitrol New England Can Help You Secure Your School

Sonitrol New England provides cutting-edge security solutions for over 200 schools in New England. Speak with one of our Security Consultants today to learn how we can help you protect your facilities, faculty and, most importantly, students.