Discover the Benefits and Drawbacks of This School Security Measure
In 2020, the leading cause of death for children under 18 in Texas became gunshots, according to The Texas Tribune. That tragic statement is still true, with almost 300 killed by guns in 2022. And, as many of you know, this senseless violence impacts our schools, with guns commonly found on school grounds and the number of K-12 school shootings reaching unprecedented levels.
In August 2022, before the school year began, the Houston, TX, independent school district police chief was honest in his assessment that his department was not adequately equipped to respond to active shooter situations at schools. The problem the police department faces is the same that school districts face—lack of funding.
At ASAP Security Services, we’ve been talking to top security experts, school administrators, and law enforcement specialists about our current crisis. As we know, knowledge is power, and protecting our students and staff mandates we explore strengthening school safety from all angles. Explore what they have to say.
One of the economical methods that helps keep schools safer is bullet-resistant film. Let’s explore the pros and cons of this film for our schools in Texas.
Take Action When Time Is of the Essence
If anything ever goes wrong in your San Antonio school, you want to respond to the threat as quickly as possible. How can you rapidly contact both the authorities and parents when time is not on your side?
While there are a variety of options available for emergency messaging systems, the fastest way to initiate alerts is through a panic button. In this blog post, we’ll explain how school panic buttons work to protect your Texas school.
The Benefits and Affordability of This Must-Have Safety Measure
In recent years, the need for enhanced security in Texas schools has become increasingly important. With the rise in security threats, educational institutions are seeking cost-effective solutions to ensure the safety of their students and staff. One solution that has gained traction is the use of bullet-resistant film. But what makes it so essential, especially for Amarillo-area schools? Read below to find out.
Using Technology to Safeguard Our Schools
While much of our attention has been drawn to school shootings, school districts and parents are more than aware that school violence extends far beyond this extreme act of violence. Much more common is the everyday bullying, threats, assaults, and weapon-carrying.
While coming up with a solution has proved challenging, schools are keenly aware that technology can provide a stopgap to protect as many students and teachers as possible while alerting school officials to potential threats before they become actual tragedies.
School automation is one technology helping schools in Houston, TX, achieve this goal. Let’s explore a few of the automated responses today’s technology offers.