Improving security processes is one of the major concerns of many universities and colleges. This is because the safety of pupils within a school is paramount and should remain high on the agenda.
Nothing can destroy the morale and reputation of a campus more than reports of a student or staff member falling victim to an attack or crime while on the grounds of their school. In this modern day and age, school leaders face unprecedented security challenges that require them to keep ahead of the latest trends and challenges.
Below, we list just a few of the most efficient and reliable ways to boost security on site.
Entry to the school building should be restricted to those who study or work at the college. This can be done in a number of ways.
For example, some school leaders employ security guards in order to boost safety on the grounds. However, making new hires for this purpose can be a lengthy and expensive purpose. Others make use of keyfobs or locks on the main entrances but this is not necessarily the most reliable way of boosting security.
On the other hand, biometric security uses biometric technology to ensure that only permitted individuals are able to access a building, as it uses a person's unique and biological data to identify them.
As well as being more secure, the system retains a person's privacy as no fingerprints are stored on the actual database.
Even the most reliable technology will count for very little, without adequate preparation. Staff members must be trained to recognise and where possible, mitigate possible risks, and those using the building must be adequately prepared when it comes to protocols.
Ideally, colleges should have security plans in place detailing what actions will be taken in the event of an incident or emergency.