School safety has become a priority for administrators, teachers, and parents. To help ensure the safety of students and staff, many schools have made initial efforts to implement controlled entrance vestibules, controlled and locked doors, access control systems with I.D. badges, as well as improved fencing.
Very seldom will you find two identical schools regarding the layouts, buildings, athletic structures, parking lots, and classrooms. Therefore, in our opinion, there is no single solution for every campus.
Utilizing decades of experience, Security Center will take a consultative approach unique to each facility to review the needs of that facility, as well as what current access control, alarm, and CCTV products would best fit all needs.
As far as CCTV cameras, after our survey of the facilities and grounds, we may suggest a combination of those for daytime use, nighttime use with existing light, nighttime use with infrared lighting, telephoto, auto panning mounts, and cameras designed to capture up-close images preferred by law enforcement agencies. All of these would be connected to recording systems with multiple-week storage. As crucial as high-quality images are, is where those images are stored. The ideal system will have multiple recording systems, eliminating the chance of a sole system not being operational in a dire time of need. Security Center is uniquely prepared to design a recording system with this in mind.
Regardless of what CCTV systems and alarm/access systems are installed, it’s highly recommended that the administrators and staff have wireless alarm activators. These enable anyone witnessing an event to activate a (silent) alarm other than the person in duress.
Finally, in other consideration, please make sure you contact your local law enforcement and fire departments, inviting them to tour your campus and facilities. The few minutes spent with these organizations will help them better plan for whenever they’re needed.