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...