Summer is here, and many students at local primary and secondary schools as well as universities are heading home for break or traveling abroad in international study programs. Some schools may be using this time to re-evaluate their security measures and put in place new protections that will keep students safe when they return in the fall. If that’s the case, it’s a good idea to consult with an Atlanta alarm company that can work in concert with your security team to identify any vulnerabilities in your institution’s safety program.
Among the areas that should be stressed especially are access control systems and ensuring that students know what to do in the event of an emergency. The recent tragedies in Newtown, Connecticut, and Aurora, Colorado, highlight the fact that such incidents can occur anywhere, even in quiet neighborhoods. As such, students should always remain alert to their surroundings and know how to contact campus police or administrators if they suspect any trouble.
Additionally, many educational institutions should consider installing electronic access control systems, similar to those that you often find in commercial establishments and offices. These systems allow campus officials to control entry and exit from a central location, and also keep a log of who is coming in and out of buildings that can be analyzed in the event of suspicious activity.
Such a system can be integrated into a school security system without interfering with the open, welcoming atmosphere that schools and universities try to maintain for their faculty and students. Contact American Alarm Corporation at (770) 645-0061 for more information about how access control service can improve the safety of your organization.