In the age we live in, second guessing ourselves when it comes to school security may be a good thing. Do we have the right measures in place? Are there weak areas in our security system? Are systems up to date?
To help put your mind at ease, we have listed the Top 5 security measures you should take at your St. Louis area school or university campus. Yes, there are more, and we’ll cover those in a future article, but for now, adopt these 5 security tips, if you have not already, and your school will pass inspection and ease the concerns of worried parents.
Install a State-of-the-Art CCTV System
Place video surveillance security cameras in strategic locations, such as common areas, stairways, parking lots, playgrounds and cafeterias.
Patrol High-Risk Areas Regularly
If you have trouble or blind spots, make it a point to have campus security or school personnel patrol those areas more frequently.
Install Silent Alarms and/or Panic Buttons
Place these throughout the school and be sure to communicate their locations to all staff and students.
Two-Way Communication & Lockdown Solutions
Ensure that all classrooms have reliable two-way communication with the main office at all times and a lockdown system and procedure in place. “Practice” your lockdown procedure every month.
Control Building Access
Closely monitor school visitors, preferably, allowing them in only one entrance. Also, have in place an Access Control system for all exterior entrances and even areas within the school.
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