CCTVs Can Decrease Incidences of Bullying in Schools

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According to The Daily Telegraph, “one in four children from Year 4 to Year 9” is bullied. The last few years of primary school is the period where the said abuse is at its peak, with 32 percent of the students victimized. With those in Year 8, 29 percent of them have reported being subjected to attacks. For the Year 9 ones, it has been found that nearly half of them are either bullying others or are being bullied. It sounds quite alarming, doesn’t it? However, it’s the facts and they are real. They have been collected by a research group commissioned by the Government to do the survey. Although this situation is definitely not good, the great news is that it can be controlled and reduced. What’s even more encouraging is that the essential solutions are not very complicated – one of the effective ones simply involves the installation of surveillance cameras. Academic institutions that were given funding by the government through the Secure Schools Program spent their allocation on lighting, fencing, window improvements, and CCTV. Not long after the installation of 57 cameras, one high school announced a 70% reduction in bullying, as reported through The Daily Telegraph. How about your own learning centre? Does it have the surveillance equipment that will help you prevent acts of abuse or address them properly? Of course, you don’t install CCTV cameras merely for the purpose of putting a stop to bullying. Setting up a cutting-edge security network that allows efficient monitoring of your premises will also help you mitigate other safety risks or undesirable behaviours such as vandalism and...

How Secure is Your School – A Security and Safety Checklist

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The checklist represents just some of the issues your school may be facing. Of course, every situation is different, which is why Eversafe Australia provides a Free Security Review for every school. YES NO 1. Does your current system protect every access point and entry to your buildings, such as doors, windows and other points of entry (loading docks, heating and A/C vents)?     2. Does your system help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your school buildings, grounds and restricted access areas?     3. Are community activities (non-school-related programs) held on your premises? If yes, does your security system take this into consideration?     4. Does your security program take into consideration before and after school care for students ie when students and teachers are arriving and leaving?     5. Are computers, sports equipment and student records properly secured against theft or unauthorized people?     6. Do you currently have a security surveillance system monitoring, recording and storing video of vulnerable and high-risk areas, such as: – Parking lots and garages? – Hallways and locker areas? – Lunchrooms? – Computer rooms, A/V areas and science laboratories? – Swimming pools? – Hazardous chemical and cleaning product storage areas? – Gymnasiums? – Graffiti- and vandalism-prone areas?                                         7. Can your video surveillance cameras be monitored from a remote location? Do you receive exception reporting?       8. Can real-time security system data (video files, audio, access control) be shared with other locations and local...

Security systems in Schools – on the rise!

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With student safety such a concern in our schools today, there is now a growing demand and importance for using school security systems around our schools. With a growing need to educate our students about safety and security in our schools, it would appear that it just isn’t enough. Admittedly there isn’t one single solution; a digital video school security camera system can supplement other security measures and greatly reduce in-school violence and bullying. With the social behaviours of our children in today’s society we are seeing events in schools like we have never seen before.  Student bullying is on the rise, while students may bring weapons or drugs in the school grounds.  Keeping an eye on all these activities now require comprehensive school security camera systems. Digital video school security camera systems like CCTV work by using digital video cameras to capture video (and sound if deemed necessary) in various areas throughout the school area. Initially the camera setup begins with the school play yard, and covering the outside perimeter of the school property.  Plus each hallway and classroom contains a school security camera so that the entire classroom is within the camera’s field of view.  These types of cameras record continuously and send their digital video signals to a Digital Video Recorder or DVR unit that stores the video files.  The DVR unit and monitor are normally located in the administrative office, security office, or another secure room. There are several advantages to using school security camera systems.  Some of these include: Violence and crime deterrence – although a school security camera may not be able to...

What are the Benefits of Security Surveillance for Schools?

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In today’s society, it is an unfortunate reality that security and safety are at the forefront of most people’s minds. This holds true even more for parents and schools when it comes to protecting the safety of our children at school. It is very common now for both primary and secondary schools to have security surveillance systems installed in the schools grounds to improve the safety for children. If your school has not yet installed a security system, then your first step is to understand the pros and cons. By becoming more informed of the advantages and disadvantages, you make the decision to install or not to install so much easier. Monitoring of bullying Monitoring truancy Monitoring of unauthorised intruders into the school (day and evening) Reassurance and peace of mind for parents of their child’s safety Monitoring and protection of equipment, vehicles and property Monitoring of student punctuality Providing a safe environment for students which is a pleasant place to learn and study Constant monitoring remote entrances into site/school buildings Monitoring and surveillance of busy corridor areas Record and surveillance of entry for management purposes and to show who was present at time any damage has taken...