Due to their size, the amount of students that reside in on-site housing and the variety of lecture halls and common areas, college campuses pose major challenges when it comes to security. With that said, when parents send their kids off to college, they expect them to be safe and protected from unforeseen risks. And while most colleges do a good job in minimizing these risks, it can be argued that there’s no true way to completely eliminate them.
Despite this, students deserve to be as protected as possible from outside threats. Students shouldn’t have to worry about who is gaining entry to their dorm halls or whether or not their lecture halls are being safeguarded as they should be. Sonitrol can help with its managed access system features, giving students, their guardians and campus managers peace of mind that no table has been left unturned when it comes to keeping grounds and buildings as safe as possible.
Here’s a closer look at the benefits of having Sonitrol’s system installed on university campuses.
The Sonitrol Advantage for College Campuses
Just what makes Sonitrol such an ideal solution for university campuses, no matter how large or how small? Here’s a look:
- Managed Access: The biggest advantage of the Sonitrol system is managed access. For instance, campus security officials can program the system to restrict access to various buildings based on the time of day. This allows officials to limit dorm, library and lecture hall access to the public on fall Saturdays during home football games, as well as limit access to dorm halls late at night, among other situations that college campuses often encounter. The system can even control access based on title. For instance, students may have key cards programmed to limit access to areas of campus that are more for professors and faculty.
- Video and Audio Surveillance: The system also includes camera surveillance, which helps to prevent criminal activity from occurring or prosecute wrongdoers if a crime has been committed. Furthermore, if a threat is detected, it’s carefully analyzed with audio detection to determine what action should be taken.
- Safety: Aside from providing managed access, Sonitrol also helps keep students and faculty safe from hazards, such as fire. This feature can be integrated with the management access program to provide smoke and heat detection, sprinkler monitoring, temperature monitoring, elevator recall, voice evacuation and duct detection services.
The Sonitrol Security team provides detailed reports outlining the service to help campus security officials better manage it moving forward. All activity, in fact, is monitored 24/7 from a central station by trained professionals, permitting quicker action to be taken when a threat is detected on campus.
Because of the nature of college campuses, it’s unlikely that they’ll ever be without risks. But that doesn’t mean universities can’t take measures to greatly reduce any potential risks that students or faculty may encounter. Sonitrol can help. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of its managed access system today.