The use of security cameras in school systems across the United States has become a necessity over the last several decades. School safety is a pillar of our company and we’ve made it our top priority to keep schools safe not only in our community but all across the nation. Are you ready to join us and start with your own school? Read on to learn more about the benefits of having video surveillance in your school.
The Top 3 Benefits of Security Cameras
Extra Sense of Safety
When combined with our other security technology, our internet-based digital video system is the ultimate safety measure for schools. Our security systems are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by our team of security professionals at our local monitoring facility. The audio detection system is used to listen for any suspicious activity and the video surveillance system is used to capture all activity, recording anything and everything so that you can see and hear what goes on in and outside of your school.
When interfaced with your Sonitrol audio detection system, you can be certain you have eyes and ears on your business at all times. Should a threatening event occur, our team of security experts is watching and listening to verify the threat and dispatch law enforcement. When the Sonitrol audio system is activated due to a threatening event, our video surveillance technology immediately starts recording. While this is happening, our dispatchers are working with police officers, letting them know where the threat is located in your school building, aiding in capturing and stopping the threat.
Another benefit of using security cameras in schools, aside from maintaining safety across your school grounds, is discouraging misbehavior or misconduct by students. Security cameras that are strategically placed around your campus, visible to students and staff, have been found to reduce threats of violence and crime and encourage good behavior.
Ease of Installation
At Sonitrol, we understand the burden it is to integrate your current and old security systems when you upgrade your software. You want to easily be able to use both and reap the safety benefits of all security systems you possess. This is why we have made our security systems easy to install with your existing software for an easy transition and to allow you to start using your security cameras as quickly as possible.
Another benefit of video monitoring system combined with our security camera system is its capability to easily integrate with our managed access control and fire protection features. These safety features will keep your school protected from more than just break-ins and intruders.
With any of our options, we are able to design, install, and maintain complete video surveillance systems for your schools based on all of your security needs. No matter where you’re located, inside or outside of the school, you will be able to monitor and surveil your school grounds through the use of our system’s technology.
Control of Visitor Monitoring
As we mentioned in our previous blog, the use of security cameras is highly valuable to control visitor monitoring in/out of schools. Through the use of security cameras, you are able to visually see and detect who is entering/exiting your school at any given time. The control of visitor monitoring allows your students and staff to continue freely moving around the campus without any distractions.
For the administrative staff, you are able to monitor who is attempting to enter the building at any given entrance of the school and ensure they properly sign in for visitation. Having this additional measure of security will give you peace of mind that your students and staff will remain safe even in emergency situations and alert the authorities as quickly as possible to arrive on the scene to mitigate the situation.
If you’re ready to take your school’s safety to greater heights this year and feel confident in your security systems, let’s get started with a free safety assessment today. Find out more about how Sonitrol can protect your school by contacting us here.