As other pages on our website suggest, schools have thousands of dollars worth of equipment. They have computers, furniture, sports equipment and the actual buildings themselves. It can add up to millions of dollars worth of property for larger schools. Just as people have insurance for their belongings, it’s really important that you have an adequate school security system so that your school is protected from theft and burglary.
The installation of CCTV and access control can go some way to protecting your school, however it’s not all that you need when it comes to your security system. You also need to install an alarm system and there are several reasons why.
As previously indicated, school alarm systems can deter criminals from trying to break into your school but the deterrence only works if you clearly mark that the premises is alarmed. You should include signage at key access points, including every classrooms, high traffic areas such as your school lobby, the carpark and anywhere else that can be seen by visitors or potential criminals. Depending on how your school alarm system is set up the police will be notified when someone who doesn’t have the access code tries to enter the building.
Technology has evolved over the years, so in addition to knowing that the police can be alerted when someone tries to break into your school, you can also access the alarm system no matter where you are whether you’re on or off the school grounds. This means you can switch it on and off or you can view activity, so you can see if anyone else with access has disabled it, and if they have you can find out why they switched it off, which again, reduces the likelihood that your school will be the victim of a robbery.
As briefly touched on, you have insurance for your personal belongings so that you can claim if they are sold or destroyed in a fire. Your insurance premiums will be lower when a school alarm system is installed and operational, meaning that any funds that go through the school’s bank accounts can be used for education purposes which will improve your school’s reputation in the community.
Although it’s not common in most communities, sometimes a school building will catch fire or if there is a strong presence of gas. With this in mind you, the police and the fire brigade will be notified so they can attend the incident much faster and the amount of damage will be significantly lower than if an alarm wasn’t installed and you weren’t notified. That can save you a lot of money and stress.
School staff have enough stress without worrying that the school’s property is going to be damaged or stolen. If it was damaged or stolen that could not just cost thousands, if not millions of dollars, it would also disrupt the education of all of the students and you’d have very irate parents if that was the case. An alarm system gives you the peace of mind that the school is protected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any unwanted activity.
We stock all the top school alarm systems and can recommend the best alarm system for your school’s needs. We can also come out to your school and conduct an assessment so you can find out exactly what product is right for you. Give us a call and we’d be happy to help.
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