Benefits of CCTV in schools


Running a school is a huge responsibility. The larger the school, the more there is that can go wrong. Fortunately, surveillance technology can make your school a lot safer.



What benefits can a surveillance systembring to your school?




Deter crime and reduce break-ins

No one wants to be recorded on camera committing a crime. In fact, students will point out the cameras to other students which will make everyone aware that their activities are being recorded.  When students know they are being watched, they are usually on their best behavior.


Prevent vandalism

Placing cameras around the interior and exterior of your school can help prevent vandalism. In the event that an incident does occur, you will have recorded evidence so you can take the proper course of action.


Protect vehicles

Keeping an eye on your schools’ parking lot helps protect your staff’s vehicles along with student vehicles, in the case of a high school.  There are times when incidents occur and it is difficult to determine who is at fault.  With the proper surveillance, you will know exactly what happened.


Eliminate Unauthorized Intruders

Schools are targets because unscrupulous people see them as easy targets.  The last thing you need is for one of these people to get into your school undetected.  With the proper security equipment, you can prevent unauthorized intruders.


Keep an eye on sensitive areas

Watching your entry and exit points are crucial for the proper security of your school. By having security cameras (with motion detection technology) in pre-selected areas, you will be instantly notified when movement is detected.  Many systems offer you access to your security system through your PC, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or any other internet connected device.  Best of all, every teacher, security guard, and any other authorized staff can have access as well.  In the case of an emergency, everyone will know exactly what is going on and be able to respond appropriately.


Monitor busy corridors and hallways: 

In crowded areas, things tend to happen simply because there more people.  Most of the times these incidents are minor and can be ignored but when a major incident happens, you will have the information you need.


Prevent bullying

Unfortunately, bullying is a part of life at all schools in one form or another.  When you have security cameras in plain sight, you greatly decrease the chances bullying on school grounds.  This helps to provide a safe environment for students to learn in.


Call Millennium Fire and Security today for a free consultation of your school and its security needs.