Safenet Systems CCTV News Blog
Running a school in Dublin, Ireland’s capital is a huge responsibility. The larger the school, the more issues there are to deal with and the more that can go wrong.
Fortunately, CCTV surveillance technology can make your job a lot easier and your school a lot more protected.
Many schools have invested in CCTV surveillance technology and have reaped the benefits of having a more secured school.
So, what benefits can a Safenet CCTV surveillance system bring to schools?
Deter Crime & Reduce Break-ins:
When security CCTV cameras are placed in plain sight, they have been shown to reduce criminal activity in that area. No one wants to be recorded on camera committing a crime. In fact students will point out the cameras to other students which will make everyone aware that their activities are being recorded. When students know they are being watched, they are usually on their best behaviour.
Placing cameras on the interior and exterior of you school will help to prevent vandalism. In the event that an incident does occur, you will have recorded evidence so you can take the proper course of action.
Keeping an eye on your schools’ parking lot will help to protect your staff’s vehicles. There are times when an incident occurs and it is hard to tell who is at fault. With the proper surveillance, you will know exactly what happened and who is at fault.
Eliminate Unauthorised Intruders:
Unfortunately, schools are targets for unscrupulous people. They tend to prey on students because they see them as easy targets. The last thing you need is for one of these people to get into your school undetected. With the proper security equipment, you can prevent unauthorised intruders.
Keep an Eye on Remote Entrances/Exits & Off Limit Areas:
Watching your entry and exit points are crucial for the proper security of your school. By having security cameras (with motion detection technology) in pre-selected areas, you will be instantly notified when movement is detected. You will be able to instantly see through the camera that detected the motion to see what is going on. With our technology you can have access to your security system through your PC, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or any other internet connected device. Best of all, every teacher, security guard, and any other authorised staff can have access as well. In case of an emergency, everyone will know exactly what is going on.
Watch Busy Corridors:
In crowded areas, things tend to happen simply because there more people. Most of the times these incidents are minor and can be ignored. When a major incident happens, you will have the information you need.
Monitor Bathroom Entrance:
Many incidents take place in the bathrooms in schools that you may not become aware of until after the fact. It is illegal to have any type of surveillance recording system in the bathrooms, but you can keep an eye on students as they enter and leave the rest rooms. This will help you, if an incident occurs, to determine exactly who was there. Also, our systems are capable of unlimited video data storage. This feature is invaluable when it comes to determining who was present for an incident that happened many months or even years ago.
Deter Sex Offenders
By having highly visible surveillance cameras around your school, you greatly deter the presence of these criminals.
Unfortunately, bullying is a part of life at all schools in one form or another. When you have security cameras in plain sight, you greatly decrease the chances bullying on school grounds. This helps to provide a safe environment for students to learn in.
Aide in Emergency Evacuation
In case of an emergency, surveillance cameras can show you where the trouble spots are so you can direct everyone in safe direction. By making sure all staff members have access to the security system’s alert feature, they will be notified when something goes wrong.
Student safety is a major concern. When visitors enter your school it is important to keep an eye on them. Security cameras will make your job much easier since you can watch any visitor from any internet connected device.
Some students are constantly late or often violate school rules. Being able to track your students will help you determine how to best approach the issue.
Provide Peace of Mind to Parents
Parents are always concerned for their children’s safety. Parents need to know that their children are safe when they are at school. Having CCTV in their child’s school will go some way in reassuring parents that their child’s school is closely monitored.
Here at Safenet CCTV Services, we have been working with many schools throughout the area to help increase their security.
Contact Stuart of Safenet CCTV, to learn more.
Safenet Systems, Howth, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01 816 7982
Mob: 085 220 1207