Video Surveillance is a Crucial Component of School Security Systems

Explore why video surveillance is an absolute must-have in addition to your other school security protocol.

Video Surveillance is a Crucial Component of School Security Systems

Does your Lubbock, TX, school need video surveillance in addition to other security measures, such as alarm systems and mass notification technology? At ASAP Security Services, we absolutely recommend video components when it comes to protecting your school. 

Security cameras not only create documentation of everything that happens on your campus but can also deter criminal behavior. Keep reading to find out why surveillance cameras are non-negotiable regarding school security and the safety of your students and staff. 

Detecting, Reporting & Fighting Guns in Schools

A School Weapon Detection System Works Towards Deterring Ongoing & Future Violence

Detecting, Reporting & Fighting Guns in Schools

Student safety has always been a top priority for schools across the US. However as new threats emerge, the need for new, more effective security measures has never been more urgent. A smart weapon detection system is crucial to keep schools safe and protected. In Amarillo, TX, our team at ASAP Security Services is determined to protect local school communities.

Read on to learn more about weapon detection systems, and how they can make all the difference in time of a crisis or emergency. 

Increase School Safety with a K12 Mass Notification System

Reach Parents and Staff Effortlessly Through Multiple Communication Channels

Increase School Safety with a K12 Mass Notification System

In today's school environment, effective and immediate communication is more critical than ever. Every second counts in emergency situations, whether an active shooter incident, lockdowns, evacuations, a weather-related event, or a natural disaster. Active shooter incidents in particular typically last, at most, 10-15 minutes, with the first few minutes the most critical time to take action and alert those involved so they can seek safety.

More commonly, schools in Lubbock, TX, need a way to reach parents, staff, administrators, and teachers regarding everyday affairs, ranging from school event cancellations, early dismissals, PTA announcements, schedule changes, parent-teacher conferences, rental device management, and much more. The answer to distributing emergency and daily information is a mass notification system

Let’s explore how these systems help send real-time messaging in the event of emergencies or regarding day-to-day events and school news.

Protecting Students & Staff with Updated Security

A School Surveillance System Is a Critical Component of School Safety

Protecting Students & Staff with Updated Security

A school surveillance system is one of the most effective security systems for protecting our children, staff, and school grounds. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, from 2009-2020, the use of security cameras in public schools increased from 61-91%.

While the statistic is encouraging, surveillance systems have changed dramatically through the years, thanks to advanced technology. Additionally, what constituted suitable coverage several years ago no longer suffices in today’s environment. 

For many schools, it’s time for an upgrade. The good news is that the federal government is taking action to help schools create safer environments. For example, in October 2022, two school districts in the Lubbock, TX, area received federal grants totaling over $209,000 to improve their school safety measures. 

As U.S. Senator John Cornyn shared with KCBD, “No parent should fear for the safety of their student when they drop them off at school, and no student should be afraid when they walk into the classroom.” 

Let’s explore what to look for in a robust school surveillance system.


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