As unfortunate as it may be, public schools around the nation require not only security systems and security guards—but true lockdown systems. Since schools are large and have several hundred students spread out across multiple buildings on their campus—technology must be utilized to increase safety and security. Here are a few benefits to security lockdown systems for schools.
One of the challenges to managing a security breach in a school, is the time it requires to communicate—particularly in an emergency situation when teachers are trying to keep their students safe. This is why school lockdown technology is designed in a matter that provides all school staff the ability to initiate a lockdown, from any computer or mobile device. Even if the full scope of the situation is not yet determined, staff can begin securing their students.
Emergency activation buttons can even be placed strategically throughout the school for anyone to activate.
Every Second Counts
In an emergency situation every second counts. The sooner teachers can get their students to safety, and secure their classroom—the more the odds of tragedy are reduced. Security lockdown systems quickly and effectively alert the entire school of a security threat—in just a matter of seconds. Even if the precise threat is not fully communicated, teachers and school staff know that something is a cause for concern, and that they need to execute their lockdown procedures. The security threat may only effect part of the school, but it is always best to proceed with great caution.
2-Way Audio And Video Communication
Once a staff member executes the lockdown system, police and first responders are immediately alerted—and can begin communicating with the school. The communication is not just audio, but also video communication—which is essential for identifying where the threat is, and what the threat is.
Identify Areas Of Opportunity
While the ways in which a lockdown system works is essential, identifying areas of opportunity is also key to increasing safety and security in schools. When devising a lockdown system for each individual school, AE Systems will help you to further identify areas of opportunity in your school—that can be implemented either before or after your lockdown system is installed.
As with all technology, lockdown technology will continue to improve and evolve—and AE System is committed to remaining at the forefront of all industry advances. Once your system is installed, we work with each school on an ongoing basis to determine what, if any, upgrades can further improve security.