Safety is the number one factor a parent considers when deciding on a new school for their child, which is why it is critical that schools invest in robust, high-end security.
Not only is this vital to fulfilling a school’s responsibility in creating a safe environment, but it also helps to maintain reputation by preventing crime and anti-social behaviour, rather than dealing with the consequences after it has already happened.
A Plus Security works with private schools, including primary & secondary and colleges/universities to help the education sector overcome all challenges they face in safeguarding their premises.
To protect staff and students
Schools have an equal responsibility to safeguard staff as well as students.
As schools across the UK increasingly report of student-on-staff aggression, CCTV systems provide vital evidence when reporting incidents. This evidence can be used when liaising with other teachers, parents, and the police.
Since 2019, assaults on school employees have soared by 72% within the last four years*. This statistic alone highlights the importance of having CCTV cameras in place to collate and provide valuable evidence, and to help deter assaults happening in the first instance.
To deter bullying
Placing CCTV cameras in hallways, corridors, or spaces of the school where teacher presence may be minimal will help deter anti-social behaviour and bullying, as well as providing students with the sense of being safe. It also helps staff identify individuals in cases where the victim might not have otherwise come forward.
To prevent theft
Protect assets and confidential documents from being stolen or accessed, with highly-visible CCTV. Placing cameras in places less visible to the public eye, such as the rear of buildings, helps prevent theft, vandalism, and anti-social behaviour taking place out of school hours.
To manage who enters and exits buildings
Access control enables full monitoring over who enters and exits the building. Unauthorised visitors accessing school buildings is a common concern for many parents, particularly with children of primary school ages, so investing in an access control system can put parents’ minds at ease and heighten trust in sending their child to that particular school.
To ensure the wellbeing of students
As staff bear the responsibility of the whereabouts of students during school hours, truancy is a common challenge that many schools face; especially those with a high student:staff ratio. Investing in barriers and perimeter controls creates a secure environment, in which staff can more easily supervise students’ whereabouts.
Book a call with us to find out how we can enhance the safety of your school, college or university.