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3 Ways Security Cameras Keep Our Schools Safe

As technology continues to improve, school districts around the country are turning to video surveillance to provide sophisticated, yet cost-effective solutions to every day security threats. While implementing video surveillance into your school may seem overwhelming, the process is relatively simple and can be streamlined by consulting with a video surveillance expert. These experts are trained to survey your school, assess security risks, and present easy to implement video surveillance strategies. The results of such efforts are providing parents, students and teachers with safer learning environments one camera at a time. There are many ways security cameras improve school security, but we've narrowed it down to the top three.

1. Proactively Fights school Bullying

School bullying remains one of the largest problems among schools across the nation. Besides implementing a strict anti-bullying policy, schools are utilizing new security camera technology to capture bullying when it happens. In the past, teachers had to rely on student accounts of the incidents. Many times this resulted in a “he said, she said” delima. Now, security cameras are not only capturing offenders in the act, but they are capturing audio and sound clips which can be used to provide the necessary evidence to deliver appropriate discipline. What's even more, school going children have become aware of this technology and are thinking twice before inflicting physical or emotional harm toward their peers.

2. Crime Deterrent

Unlike metal detectors, security cameras discreetly provide students and school faculty a heightened level of security throughout the school and its campus. Not only does recorded footage provide authorities with the solid evidence they need to take action, we are finding such footage is essential in aiding school decision-makers to critique security strategies and make regular adjustments. With surveillance cameras becoming more widespread, federal data reveals the rate of violent incidents in the nation’s public schools fell between the 2009-2010 and 2013-2014 school years. We look forward to seeing the positive outcome of even more advanced security camera technology.

3. Aids in Emergency Evacuation

When it comes to situations where every second counts and stress is high, security cameras provide valuable insight to law enforcement so they can act quickly helping to save lives. These cameras provide a real-time window and precious lifesaving information for first responders especially during an active shooter, fire or missing child emergency. While some choose to monitor these cameras themselves others are taking advantage of specially trained surveillance experts to provide monitoring assistance during such emergencies. These experts are trained to operate your security camera system and communicate lifesaving details to authorities. You can find more information about these services here.

As in most areas of our lives, new technology is exciting and can improve our lives, but only if we know what works best. We strongly encourage consulting with a reputable company who specializes in school security cameras. Allowing the experts to assess your school, provide valuable insight into security threats, and heighten your schools security with surveillance cameras, not only supports a safer learning environment but provides students and teachers greater peace of mind so our children can focus on what's most important, their futures.

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