In the wake of recent kidnappings at school grounds, many educational institutions everywhere has become in need of top notch security system whether it is a preschool or a university. Furthermore, cases of bullying, abuse, and other violence at schools are prevalent with almost no hope of stopping them. These learning grounds are supposed to be regarded as a safe haven to learn and grow no matter what circumstance the students come from. Creating a secure environment includes many elements and cannot be established overnight, but certainly must not be overlooked.
Primary Reasons to have Good Security
- Personal safety of students, teachers, and other stakeholders
- Surveillance to deter vandalism of building infrastructure assets, learning tools, and vehicles
Common Unsupervised Danger Zones
- Isolated classroom
- Latrine/Toilet area
- Bus stop
- Parking lot
Detection for Early Prevention
Successful detection requires two steps. First, a sensor must signal that a security incident has occurred and send an alarm. Second, someone must identify and assess the cause of the alarm. For example, a door sensor will send an alarm when a door is opened. Assessment may be achieved by an on-site respondent or remotely via CCTV. In some cases, sensing and assessment may be performed by the same element. For example, a staff member may observe a trespasser (sensing) and use a two-way radio to report the incident (assessment). Security systems are designed to operate in two modes. Generally, the first mode is during daytime when facilities are open and the second mode is during nighttime when facilities are closed. Even though the security system uses different methods in different modes, the system must maintain a balanced profile. In other words, the ability of the system to detect an incident must be equivalent for both daytime and nighttime.