How Integrated Security Ecosystems Can Improve Campus Safety

Verkada brings your buildings online, unifying security endpoints behind a single, easy-to-use interface.

How Integrated Security Ecosystems Can Improve Campus Safety

Protecting people and assets is more important than ever. From active shooter scenarios to building evacuations and routine fire drills, it is essential for schools to be prepared.

Most schools have emergency response plans in place to document the steps needed to ensure safety during a critical event. But ensuring safety requires more than just creating paper plans.

With Verkada, schools are injecting automation into their emergency response plans. Leveraging an integrated security ecosystem, schools can build preconfigured responses and customized tools for safe incident resolution.

Taking lockdown as an example, Verkada enhances traditional lockdown capabilities in three key ways:

  1. Verkada brings every door online: With Verkada, you can secure and digitally manage every door in your organization. From high-traffic exterior doors to lower-traffic interior doors, Verkada brings every door online to be centrally managed from one hybrid cloud platform.
  1. Verkada provides more tools: There should never be a single point of failure for locking doors and securing people. With Verkada, you can trigger a lockdown in several ways, both physically on a door and remotely (via web or mobile.) Every person can activate a lockdown quickly.
  1. Verkada automates response procedures: Anytime a lockdown is activated, time is of the essence. With Verkada’s automated notifications, you can ensure that every user is alerted as soon as a lockdown is activated or released.

Beyond ensuring a facility can safely go into a lockdown, Verkada allows organizations to better resolve lockdowns and more quickly alert first responders. From security cameras that provide real-time alerts to environmental sensors that detect abnormal events, Verkada quite literally brings your building online and unifies security endpoints behind a single, easy-to-use pane of glass.

To learn more about how Verkada is helping schools better prepare for emergencies, visit

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