In a couple of months, California schools will be out for Summer and while the kids will be off, administrators and school officials will be implementing updates before the beginning of the next school year. One crucial aspect that school’s should take into consideration is their security systems. Are they up-to-date? Are there any security gaps? What things could be added to enhance security and prevent threats?
Our integrated system can protect your school from fire, theft, vandalism, unwanted visitors, and more. If you want to start with a surveillance system, you can have that installed first and add the other services on in a modular approach. This ensures that you don’t compromise value for cost-efficiency. Continue reading to learn more about our comprehensive school security system.
How California School Districts Can Increase Their School Security
Many school districts, like West Contra Costa District, provide resources on what to do in the event of an emergency, but are they doing enough to prevent emergencies? Other than stating their mission and linking to several articles, they aren’t very transparent on the systems they have in place to address the growing concerns for school safety.
Our system includes access control, audio detection, video monitoring, fire detection, and panic buttons, which are crucial in the event of an emergency. Panic buttons can be placed inconspicuously under the front desk for the quickest and most effective way to alert the police. The best school security system that is customized to your needs and budget is at Sonitrol.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that gun violence is one of the leading causes of death in young people. Researchers in one study on gun violence in schools state that the “ideal method for eliminating school firearm violence by youths is to prevent them from ever gaining access to firearms…unfortunately, studies have found an alarming rate of firearms accessible to youths.”
Preventing access to guns is a hot-button issue right now that is way out of our area of expertise so we won’t get into that, but what we can confidently say is that our security system is proven, affordable, and effective. Check out our resources to see statistics, case studies, and other ways we keep our client’s property, people, and assets safe.