Facilities like primary and secondary schools as well as universities and colleges deal with a large number of people whether they be students, teachers or staff every day. Whenever a large number people and significant assets are involved, commercial security is an important consideration.
If you are a principal, IT consultant or business manager you need to protect your students’ property and even the security of your employees. There are many security options available in the market but choosing the right one depends on your needs. Installing the right security system can prevent offenders from stealing property such as tablets and laptops, avoid any property damage and, in the long run, will save your facility money.
The most common security problems that educational facilities face are theft from school lockers and equipment sheds, burglary especially laptops and tablets, OH&S management and property damage such as broken windows and graffiti. Below are some of the options that Eversafe has available for you to improve the security of your educational facility.
CCTV is all about evidence. At Eversafe we hear it all too often from customers trying to save money, that “we only need this level of resolution”. Remember the better the resolution the better the evidence. If you skimp on resolution it could cost you in the long run, especially if you can’t ID someone or something.
Most educational facilities have or have had problems with theft, property damage, OH&S management and burglaries. Security cameras will not only help prevent these from happening, but you will also have better control of your students and staff whether it be onsite or remotely. Surveillance camera systems will help protect your facility and reduce your schools overall exposure to risk. Problem areas you need to consider are playgrounds, locker bays, canteen areas, bike sheds, outside toilets, hallways and corridors. Equipment sheds where you maybe holding heavy machinery and tools that are used in maintenance of the school are almost always of a major concern. If anything does happen, recorded video footage can be used as evidence.
For some practical issues when considering CCTV for your facility, see CCTV for Business
Many schools and universities have a need to monitor student and personnel activity. In educational facilities it is also about keeping attendance records or in some cases access control is used for student lockers or dormitories as well. The actual set-up of the system will depend your needs, but there are some standard requirements. One of the common features of a typical access control system is being able to generate user activity reports.
Some schools may only have access control installed on 1 main entry door, some cover all main entry points. Common areas to cover in an educational facility are the main entry doors, Principal's and Administration office, classrooms libraries and gymnasiums. Most universities now have access control on lockers too. We would also advise you to install access control on any rear door or any entry point that may leave you are your staff or students vulnerable from the outside world either during or after school hours.
An important part of access control is to look at time periods and user permission groups. Here we determine who is allowed to access certain areas where and when. You may want to vary the access hours and areas for different members of staff. For example, Principal and Assistant Principal might have access to all areas all days. Administration staff might have access to the office only 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday & Teaching Staff 7am to 4pm Monday to Friday but can access the staff room and classrooms only.
For other practical issues when considering access control, see Access Control Systems for Business
If you are considering an Access Control System for your primary or secondary school, university or college, call Eversafe today on 03 900 10 900 and let one of our security specialists point you in the right direction.
A commercial grade intrusion detection system will help protect your assets and your property. Security alarm devices are standard for many businesses. If your budget is tight, we recommend you have an alarm system as a minimum requirement for your business. Think of it this way, an alarm system tells an intruder to get out and CCTV captures the evidence. If you have CCTV on its own, then the intruder can stay inside for as long as they like, until they find your recording device and steal it. There goes your evidence! Be proactive not reactive. Too many people install alarm systems after the fact, when it’s too late.
For some practical issues when considering an alarm system for your premises, see Alarm Systems for Business
If you are considering an Alarm System for your educational facility, call Eversafe today on 03 900 10 900 and let one of our security specialists point you in the right direction.
How often have you heard, and then ignored, an alarm siren coming from a building or a vehicle?
In today’s fast paced society, we have become desensitized to these sounds and may also not want to get involved as it may put us at risk as well.
Hence the need for a 24hr security monitoring and patrol service.
When your alarm notifies our Melbourne security monitoring centre of an emergency or disturbance, our control room operators will:
CCTV may record problem activity, but alarm monitoring gives you a definitive timeline of the intrusion making it easier to locate the correct footage via your CCTV Surveillance system. You may also need to consider Security Monitoring for Insurance purposes. High Risk businesses such as Jewellery Stores, Pharmacies, Pubs and Gaming venues must have Security Monitoring either by Law or to satisfy Insurance requirements.
Communication Types: These days there are many ways an alarm system can communicate alarm events to a control room. Traditionally alarm systems have used Dialler Monitoring over PSTN (Landlines) to communicate to a security control room. This is slowly being phased out as NBN (National Broadband Network) is being rolled out around Australia.
If you are considering security monitoring for your business call Eversafe today on 03 900 10 900 and let one of our security specialists point you in the right direction.
Another form of monitoring is CCTV video monitoring. Video monitoring is for those customers that need that next level of service and security. Video monitoring takes you out of harm’s way.
In the event that your alarm system reports of a burglary to the control room, the control room operator will log on to your CCTV system and will only contact you if they have visual verification of an intruder onsite. This stops you or your staff from being woken up at 3am in the morning and also minimises the need for unnecessary Patrol callouts saving you time and money.
Video monitoring is a cost effective solution which reduces the exposure to risk for all stakeholders and maximises security with a quicker response time.
If you are considering Video monitoring for your Educational Facility call Eversafe today on 03 900 10 900 and let one of our security specialists point you in the right.
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