Protecting Students & Staff with Updated Security
A School Surveillance System Is a Critical Component of School Safety
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.