10 School Safety Dos and Don’ts Caught on Camera by Security Consultants

These photos taken by K-12 school safety consultants during actual site assessments contain both security dos and don’ts. Can you spot them?

10 School Safety Dos and Don’ts Caught on Camera by Security Consultants

For schools that will be reopening this fall for in-person classes, whatever the capacity might be, measures put in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus will be the focus of campus safety.

Between wearing face masks, social distancing, contact tracing, hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting — just to name a few extra safety measures schools must consider — campus security professionals and teachers have a full plate this year. However, we can’t put other security measures on the backburner that so many have worked tirelessly to implement.

Many school districts hire security consultants to do walkthroughs of their campuses to look for security risks. These assessments often consist of two parts: the physical assessment of each school to identify security measures and building systems unique to each building, and an assessment of each school’s operations and security policies.

All of these aspects of school safety must be reviewed and corrected when schools reopen. Seemingly small security mistakes, such as leaving a janitor’s closet unlocked, can put students and teachers in harm’s way and cannot be overlooked.

That is why we have put together another slideshow of photos from actual school security assessments conducted by Safe Havens International, a non-profit campus safety organization. Safe Havens consultants provide feedback to schools on how they can improve security but also give feedback on where they are excelling in protecting their students and staff. These photos include both do’s and don’ts.

Can you spot both the security do’s and the security don’ts in this slideshow? Click here to view the photos.

And in case you missed our previous photo galleries, here they are:

Got any more examples you think would be helpful to our readers? Send your photos to amy.rock@emeraldx.com and we’ll be sure to give you credit!

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Amy is Campus Safety’s Senior Editor. Prior to joining the editorial team in 2017, she worked in both events and digital marketing.

Amy’s mother, brother, sister-in-law and a handful of cousins are teachers, motivating her to learn and share as much as she can about campus security. She has a minor in education and has worked with children in several capacities, further deepening her passion for keeping students safe.

In her free time, Amy enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband, her son and her dog.

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One response to “10 School Safety Dos and Don’ts Caught on Camera by Security Consultants”

  1. Jay Hammes says:

    To help keep your six foot distance. If someone starts to enter your space simply step back and raise your hand in front of you (sending the message to stop). This prevents any verbal conversation and the person immediately receives the message.

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