School security measures

Our school is in an area that gets a bit rough at night. We've had a lot of vandalism at night and during the holidays, and it costs the school a lot to get the vandalism repaired, so we are upping our security measures. It's very distressing for the entire school community when the school is vandalised, so we are hoping that a combination of key, locks and grilles along with security patrols can help to reduce the rate of vandalism we experience. This blog is all about security measures for schools, and I want it to be a place we can share the measures that work for our schools.

Home security cameras: a key deterrent


Imagine this hypothetical scenario: You've recently purchased a brand new top-of-the-line tablet. Some brazen thieves work their way to the back of your house and cut a hole in some fly screen. They reached in and managed to make off with your precious tablet. While the tablet was remotely locked to prevent it being of any real monetary value to the thieves, you are still obviously very disappointed to see something you gave invested about $1,000 into being swiped by some lowlife thieves.

The important lesson to take away from this is that you shouldn't put off security. You'll be fortunate if thieves don't make off with any of your other items, but you should never hesitate on doubling down on security, including ensuring your doors are fully closed and the windows and blinds are properly shut.

It can also be useful to invest in security cameras. Closed-circuit television cameras don't just deter thieves, though — they can also be instrumental in catching thieves after the fact (as well alerting you to a crime in progress). Many security systems have sensors that can detect movement, meaning you don't need to be actively watching the security feed in order to detect a crime that is occurring.

Additionally, security systems are most effective when you combine them with different anti-intrusion devices. For example, a motion-detecting alarm, cameras and locked doors and windows are all great ways of making your property a much less appealing option to steal from; the same goes for businesses. Additionally, ensure that any cameras you put up have good low-light vision, since most thefts occur during the nighttime, especially at commercial premises. Security systems with a long recording time are ideal for when you want to go on a holiday; moreover, thanks to the complexity of modern-day security systems, you can now view a live security feed of your home or business from anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection.

As previously alluded to, unlike just about all other security systems, closed-circuit television cameras are useful for both before and after a crime has occurred. For example, in a hypothetical scenario where a thief manages to subdue the guard dog and bypass the motion sensors, you really don't have much recourse; conversely, a security camera can give very helpful information, including potentially identifying thieves and their vehicles. Knowing how a thief got in can then help you improve your security.


27 February 2017