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Schools are meant to be safe havens for students, fostering an environment that promotes learning and personal growth. However, instances of bullying, vandalism, and even gun violence can jeopardize the well-being of students and the integrity of educational institutions. In response to these challenges, schools have increasingly turned to security technologies, such as surveillance systems, for proactive measures to prevent and address such issues. This blog explores how a school surveillance system can effectively create a safer environment for students, teachers, and staff members alike. Take a look!
School Surveillance Systems Protect Your Students and Faculty
It is an unfortunate truth that schools are under potential attack from unknown threats at all times. As was the case in Uvalde, sometimes those threats rear their ugly heads on our campuses in the form of tragedy.
Preventative measures are the most important steps your campus administration can institute. With a school surveillance system, your students, staff, and faculty have a better chance of preventing and responding to situations of varying degrees of severity. Keep reading below.
Learn How Advanced Video Camera and Security Integration Protects Students and Staff
School is intended to be a place of universal learning, where students gain the practical and academic knowledge to grow and advance throughout their lives. Unfortunately, there are a plethora of issues and threats facing young people and staff, from vandalism, harassment, and violence.
Over 75% of US schools have reported a rise in aggressive behaviors, outright fighting, and bodily harm in recent years. Post-pandemic lockdowns, the number of incidents has grown precipitously. While more comprehensive mental health outreach, zero-tolerance policies, and community collaboration work to resolve the root causes, more are currently needed.
A school surveillance system offers your team the ability to deter and diffuse situations. Are you looking to give your security team better tools for managing the security and safety of your schools? Continue reading to learn more.
While surveillance cameras improve school safety, they also come with privacy, trust, and legal concerns
The benefits of surveillance in schools are well-documented: security cameras help reduce crime, prevent bullying and fighting, control building access, and make campuses a safer place for teachers, staff, and students. But that’s not to say there aren’t drawbacks to school surveillance systems.
Surveillance is a contentious topic — especially in schools, where cameras are trained on children. Part of planning and operating an effective school surveillance system is knowing what issues could arise and effectively communicating how your administration will handle them to parents, teachers, and the community. Below, we’re covering three school surveillance issues that you should be prepared to address when problems occur in your Houston, TX, school.