Allowing a potential threat into a school, as well as having no way to monitor that threat, can affect the lives of staff, students, and parents. A security breach can endanger those present in the school building in countless ways. Without strong security measures, teachers and children alike can risk coming to school in fear, and in turn, this can even affect learning capabilities.
Luckily, there are three major ways school administrations can improve and enhance school safety and security, leaving teachers, staff, and students feeling secure and safe.
1. Monitor Entrance and Exit Points.
The article, Ways To Improve School Safety And Security To Keep Teachers And Students Safe on saferwatchapp.com notes,
“Video surveillance has the potential to reduce the likelihood of criminal occurrences on school grounds. Video surveillance should be implemented inside and outside the school.”
Monitor all entrance and exit points throughout the entire school. Being able to monitor the perimeter of the school campus, as well as who may enter or exit can prevent crimes before they happen and help to catch the criminal during a law enforcement investigation.
2. Monitor School Interiors.
Don’t stop at monitoring entry and exit points- monitor school interiors as well. This will ensure a constant eye is kept on students, staff, and visitors as they go about their day. If something seems out of the norm, or there is a security threat somewhere in the school, the camera surveillance will catch it. Notifying law enforcement the moment a threat occurs helps prevent further criminal activity and can even save lives.
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3. Manage Visitor Access.
Know who is entering and exiting the school at all times. Create a designated check-in location to manage visitors, and create a secure, simple, and efficient sign-in process. This will prevent anyone from entering and exiting the premises without knowing who they are, or why they are there.
The article, Ways To Improve School Safety And Security To Keep Teachers And Students Safe on saferwatchapp.com,
“There should be a designated door for staff and student entry. All outside doors should be checked regularly to ensure they are locked.”