The hashtag #NeverAgain has become the rallying cry in a movement to protect our schools, students and faculty from further threats. But how can we approach that fundamental goal and what can we do to protect our children in their schools? Part of the answer can be found in providing the right information in the case of a threat. And what can give this information? We believe that the right surveillance solution is critical in delivering this. Let's take a look at why surveillance solutions are so important and how technology already in use is perfect for protecting our school systems.
Commercial surveillance should always be customized to meet the individual needs of the company. Choosing a surveillance system means knowing more about what you're looking for. There are a few questions that you need to ask yourself to be able to determine the kind of security and surveillance system that you will need.
When you see a surveillance camera, what's the first thing you think about? For most people, it depends on where they are. In a retail business, it looks like an anti-theft measure. In a school, the kids view it as a way to track misbehavior. In an office, be it corporate or government, even if there isn't much in the way of illegal activity that employees can do, they assume the cameras are waiting to catch them doing something wrong.
Bullying: The Epidemic Plaguing Our Schools
3.2 million students are affected by bullying each year and 160,000 students skip school every single day to avoid being bullied. These numbers are dumbfounding and show just how much a problem bullying is within schools. This bullying can cause a variety of mental and physical pain to the victims and can ultimately lead them to consider suicide. In fact, it is reported that suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young people. One way that you can help to combat bullying in schools is by using video surveillance. This can bring the monitoring of students to a whole new level. Here are three ways video surveillance can be used to tackle bullying in schools: