There have been a number of tragedies over the past several years at schools, including numerous school shootings.
People obviously have a lot of questions about school security, and what’s being done to protect this nation’s students.
In the past decade alone, the number of security measures being implemented in schools has increased tenfold.
That’s a big part of why schools have become the new bastion of security, and why POM at School NYC has placed so much emphasis on creating safe and secure learning environments for students. However, many people still question the amount of security being put in place in schools across our country.
It’s important for people to understand that school security systems do far more than just prevent major tragic events such as those people may have seen reported on the news. School security systems and networks play a large role in addressing numerous vulnerabilities in the protection of our nation’s students.
School surveillance as anti-bullying systems
One of the biggest ways in which security is already being seen in beneficial in numerous schools is in its usefulness in deterring events of hazing and bullying. These types of behaviors are of course banned in most schools. However, they still occur far more frequently than they should. Cameras and monitoring systems can act as a major deterrent when it comes to these and other behaviors, such as the sale of illegal drugs and other types of misbehavior, making schools a safer environment for students.
Vandalism and violence monitoring
Monitoring of course also makes it possible for schools to identify the perpetrators of incidents such as vandalism and violence when they do occur, even if there were no witnesses or of students refuse to talk. This is especially crucial in those schools that experience unfortunately high levels of violence, vandalism, and other types of activity that are not conducive to a safe and productive learning environment.
School security systems are also keeping people out of schools that do not need to be there. This is important for numerous different reasons, from deterring potential theft or break-ins to preventing possible abductions.
Access control and intruder prevention
It’s also important to create school security systems that are easy to implement and that play an essential role in the day-to-day operations at that particular school. Security systems can serve multiple purposes. For example, access and entry point systems designed to keep potential intruders out can also serve to keep track of students’ attendance and tardiness, making work easier for school administrators and teachers while simultaneously promoting better attendance practices among students.
Additionally, the use of fully integrated monitoring systems can keep guards off campus. The presence of guards can be detrimental to students’ ability to feel safe and comfortable in their learning environment, so having options to keep them off campus or in secure positions away from campus can help students feel protected while still ensuring that they do not feel threatened or uncomfortable.
It can be difficult for some school administrators to understand what level of security is acceptable for their own school. Each has its own unique needs, and its understandable that school administrators would want to have the highest level of security for their school necessary while still offering flexibility, privacy, and freedom to their students.
POM at School NYC believes that this is why it’s important for any school looking to implement a security system or to change an existing system to have an expert assess their vulnerabilities, using statistics and data from their school to come up with a plan that will help them protect their school and their students.
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