DETER, DETECT, DE-ESCALATE: THE THREE KEYS TO YOUR SCHOOL SECURITY
SCHOOL SECURITY SYSTEMS PROVIDE YOU WITH THE TOOLS TO PREVENT PROBLEMS AND PROTECT STAFF AND STUDENTS WHEN NEEDED.
There is nothing more paramount than ensuring the safety of your students and staff. The number of potential threats can seem untenable and downright overwhelming. From drugs, bullying, illness, and violent incidents- parents, teachers, administrators, the community, and the students themselves put their trust in you.
A well-structured safety plan and school security systems can significantly minimize the dangers. Technology is only useful for those who are tasked with implementing the protocols and procedures measures. The goal is to deter, detect, and de-escalate any situation with minimal impact to everyone under your watch.
What does it take to strike a balance between positive learning space and proactive security in your Rio Grande Valley, TX School? Read more below to find out.
The first line of defense is to manage who has access to the school grounds. Electronic locks controlled by key cards and remote management keeps a tight rein on which individuals can enter. Students and staff can easily get to their classes, administrators can grant special access as needed, and parents can readily enter office areas.
Now more than ever, the responsibility to protect the well-being of the school also extends to the prevention of illness. While the only real way to be sure if an individual has an illness is to have medical test results, thermal imaging for temperature checks can be one tool in minimizing campus exposure.
Despite rigorous training and dedication, human observers are fallible. Our eyes tire, and we can miss details in the heat of the moment. Video monitoring provides that unblinking eye, keeping watch on every corner of the building and grounds.
The 4K ultra-high-definition cameras provide clear images to identify persons and potential issues. A variety of camera types and lensing options means that you no longer need to worry about blind spots; every possible angle can be covered. Network-based video recorders furnish you with up to 8MP quality images making evidence archiving and facial recognition tools more effective.
Shootings are our biggest fears. Prevention starts with a dialog between the community and school staff to identify and intervene before such an issue occurs. If such an event does present itself, it is of the utmost urgency to know where at the moment it happens. Gunfire detection systems use infrared, acoustic, and shockwave sensors to accurately pinpoint location, giving first responders the ability to accurately and quickly isolate the threat.
In addition, such early alert systems can trigger emergency messaging, initiating text message warnings, digital signage, prerecorded audio messages, and calls to police and fire. Clear and direct information that effectively launches lockdowns, evacuations, and other safety procedures.
It is an unfortunate fact of modern life that serious threats exist against schools and students. An expertly designed, managed, and maintained school security system gives you the tools to prevent and protect.
To learn more, set up a consultation with our team by calling (877) 418-ASAP, filling out our contact form, or starting a live chat with us below. We look forward to working with you!