Back to School! The Importance of School Security.

With the new school year starting, it’s important to consider a few aspects that don’t revolve around new pencils, and notebooks and backpacks. It’s time to think about campus security and if your child is safe when you drop them off each day. Whether your child is in middle school, high school or on a college campus, security systems and safety protocols are more important than ever. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, “in 2012, there were 29,500 criminal incidents against persons and property on campus at public and private 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions.” Additionally, there has been an uptick in campus shootings and active shooter situations across the United States, a number that is unfortunately predicted to rise.

To help combat violence and vandalism on campus, active and up-to-date security systems not only act as preventative measures discouraging actions that could result in disciplinary and legal action, but also help educational institutions crack down on crimes that do take place through expertly placed CCTV cameras or other electronic security solutions.

By implementing and constantly updating advanced electronic security measures on a school campus, safety becomes a priority and helps to give parents a sense of security when they send their children off to school each day. In addition to security cameras, access control systems also help to monitor the comings and goings of visitors while technology linked to smartphones and other devices help to increase the immediacy of lockdowns when a threat is detected on campus. These security measures not only alleviate parents’ concerns, but also benefit their children as one study conducted by the Institute for Education and Social Policy finds that students who report feeling unsafe in the classroom consistently experience adverse effects on academic performance and have higher absentee rates. This September make sure your child’s academic institution is implementing the best, most up-to-date security systems to prevent and ensure safety through the school year.

School Safety: Why upgrading now rather than later is better

School Safety  has always been something we are extremely passionate about and having school age children gives us the right to do so. Being in the security industry we have the ability to make a difference. I recently came across this video and posting. It is a high school with cameras in virtually every room, nook and cranny. Coming off the Sandy Hook Massacre, Columbine and several others, not to mention the recent school shootings that were right here in the Philadelphia area gives us full reason for concern.  It leads to me my major question of …What are our schools doing to keep our children safe?

Being a reseller of the GeoVision brand, I love seeing this. I know our products are amazing, and I know they can keep our students and teachers safe.  Installed here, are the 360°  Fish Eye Megapixel Cameras – The pioneer of a single camera that eliminates blind spots.

Coming off the Sandy Hook Massacre, Columbine and several others, not to mention the recent school shootings that were right here in the Philadelphia area gives us full reason for concern.

This school has invested a pretty penny in security upgrades. I want to know what do you think? Are our kids safe in school? Would be against or for an elaborate security system  in your local school? And lastly, what about the cost…would you help pay for it? Sound off below.