At Sonitrol Security, we make your safety our number one priority when we design our security systems. In the 2015–16 school year, 79 percent of public schools recorded that one or more incidents of violence, theft, or other crimes had taken place, amounting to 1.4 million crimes. That was only five years ago and the rates have continued to rise over the last few years with more and more school shootings, burglaries, and instances of crime taking place on school grounds.
This is a terrifying reality for the children, teachers, and administrators in our communities. Ensuring we better protect schools, students, and school staff members from having to experience these horrific acts should be at the forefront of our communities. Today we want to share the importance of school security in the new year and new decade, now more than ever before.
Why Protecting Our Schools is Important
With crime rates increasing by the year and gun violence incidents in schools climbing around the United States, there is an increased need for school security measures to be a top priority. School faculty, parents, and students all need to understand the importance of school security and the ways that they can be apart of the conversation and solution for keeping our schools safe.
School security measures generally boil down to prevention and planning ahead when it comes to implementing system-wide approaches to safety. By educating school staff members and leadership about preventative measures and what to do in the case that a threat to safety does occur, students can feel confident in their safety. Ultimately, your children and students should be able to feel safe at their schools in order to have a healthier learning environment.
Stay Secure With Sonitrol’s Security Systems
At Sonitrol, we offer a full, comprehensive line of security systems specifically with schools in mind. Our security solutions are backed by and made with our unique audio and video verification technology, which allows us to hear and see what is happening inside of your school at any given time.
If an instance does occur where your security is compromised, putting your students and faculty’s safety as risk, our systems alert the local authorities first thing, allowing them to arrive quickly and with more information to assess the situation before they even arrive on the school grounds.
Police response time is faster for Sonitrol than for a conventional security system alarm. Our intelligent technology leads to a high rate of apprehension, which gives us exceptional credibility with law enforcement.
Our ability to verify an alarm event is critical for prompting dispatch in the growing number of Verified Response communities, where law enforcement needs verification that a threatening event is actually occurring, before responding. The speed at which the police can arrive at a school in an emergency situation can be the difference in a good outcome versus a bad one.
Our adaptable solutions suite includes the following:
- Verified Audio Detection
- SonaVision™ Digital Video Surveillance
- Intelligent Access Control Management
- Fire Detection
Our products can be easily integrated into your school’s existing systems by our expert team of trained professionals. Then it will be closely monitored by our Sonitrol Monitoring Center local to you. We want to set you up for success now and for the future, to prevent future break-ins, burglaries, and crime on your campuses.
If you’re interested in finding out more about how Sonitrol can take your school’s system to the next level of security in 2020, let’s start a conversation today.