Whilst we may assume that our schools are a great deal safer than those in America, British schools still have an increasing need for specialist security at all levels from nursery right through to university. With technology advancing at an exponential rate, it is now easier than ever for educational institutions to get the best possible security without it costing them a fortune, and from utilising apps on phones to implementing entire access control systems, there will be plenty of options that will be attainable within the limitations of most budgets.
The need for security in schools is not restricted to America where, reeling from many recent tragedies, the majority of institutions are desperately looking for ways to avoid similar events occurring in the future, and those in schools remain amongst the most vulnerable people around. With so many young people all within one place, many issues can arise when a limited number of trained personnel are in charge of people who may have no life experience to help them respond in the appropriate way to an emergency.
There are many levels of security system available, many of which are now available at a surprisingly low cost, and each individual establishment should look at their own unique risks before choosing a solution. Whilst small village schools may feel very little risk, those in cities may feel they need access control for an entire site and not just individual rooms or areas.
The ability to limit access to a site is something that is available to almost all schools and colleges and yet very few have actually taken the time to install such systems. By spending a small amount to do so now, many problems can be avoided down the line and everyone from teachers and support staff to students and even parents will no doubt be far safer as a result.