Security Comes in Layers
Combining a wide range of technologies, including video intercoms, will bolster security on your campus.
Schools rely on various technologies to create a comprehensive security solution. From hardware to network solutions, multiple components can be configured in a single system to properly secure a campus. Emphasizing there is no one-size-fits-all plan; we must recognize situations require their own approach.
Consider Preventive Measures
Combine sturdy doors and locks to deter criminals. Use an access control system with programmable credentials to provide staff quick entry. Integrate a surveillance system to monitor an entire campus at a high-level view and easily toggle to a close-up, detailed view of the video intercom.
Be sure alarms are part of the overall system for alerting staff about emergencies. Practice CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) to ensure grounds and conditions hinder criminal intent, instead of aiding them. Install video intercoms to screen visitors before unlocking the door. Choose intercoms with mobile app capability so campus personnel can answer calls when they are offsite. Complement a video intercom system with emergency towers and wall boxes offering multiple points to call for help. Select a VMS (visitor management system) that is compatible with your video intercom to keep a record of who has been on your campus.
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