Stopping School Violence Before It Hits
A Proactive Approach to Minimizing School Violence Starts with Commercial Security
The consequences of school violence in America are evident to all of us. Whether it’s bullying or an armed intruder breaching the school grounds, it creates a space where students and staff no longer feel safe. So, taking a proactive approach to protecting our schools makes perfect sense.
At ASAP Security Services, our commercial security solutions extend from businesses and government buildings to schools in Austin, TX. Our projects across the state have made us a trusted security name in Texas since 1947. When it comes to schools, our highest priority is protecting the children, teachers, and staff even before a violent event occurs. So how do we do it?
We recommend these commercial-grade security solutions to minimize school violence. Keep reading for more details!
Detect and Deter Internal Threats
Commercial security is only as effective as the quality of the products, installation, and programming that go into a system. Our brand partners include companies like AVA and Avigilon, which offers AI video analytics and industry-leading subject recognition technology in their surveillance camera products.
While an event is taking place, for example, smart cameras will flag and report it in real-time to school administrators and staff. For the system to work, cameras must be in all the right places and school staff trained to respond to emergencies.
Plan Emergency Routes
Planning emergency routes is critical for responding effectively in an emergency. During a break-in or a shooting, they will serve as evacuation routes and mechanisms to control threats. For the students’ safety, it is imperative to install panic buttons and an intercom in every classroom. Gunshot detection and mass notification systems should also be considered.
Authorities or administrators could even lead students to safety by unlocking smart locks across the evacuation route and locking doors elsewhere in the building. A similar strategy should be employed to keep shooters from reaching groups of students or critical parts of a building until first responders arrive at the scene.
Hiring the Professionals Pays Off
The complexity of designing, installing, integrating, and automating commercial security solutions at schools should be left to a professional. What happens next is just as important and complex.
Managing school security would place too much of a burden on already overworked teachers and staff. That’s why we offer a state-of-the-art monitoring service with 24/7 support and personnel trained to respond to emergencies. Finally, a security system should be scalable and facilitate future expansions and updates. We’ll be there to help with that as well!
If you are ready to take a proactive approach to protect your school, contact us about our commercial security solutions.