When enrolling a child into school, one of the frequent concerns for parents is usually how safe the institution is. Installing security systems is bound to improve the parents’ confidence and peace of mind with regards to their child’s environment. In the recent past, video surveillance and biometric systems have become increasingly popular at educational facilities and administrators are using the extra levels of security this brings to enhance safety in a variety of ways.
It has been proven that students who are monitored are more focused and productive than unmonitored students because surveillance focuses the mind. It also makes students more self driven and results in independent individuals in the long-term.
Moreover, not only do security cameras in schools help maintain safety around the campus, they also encourage good behavior. Conspicuously placed school surveillance cameras have been shown to reduce threats of violence and vandalism drastically, so if an incident occurs in a part of the school where the surveillance system has been installed, it can be noticed and relevant action taken immediately.
Integrating security systems to facilitate the smooth running of activities in learning institutions, while keeping parents informed is the direction technology is taking. Cashless card systems for students to purchase their daily necessities, is not only safe but teaches the child how to budget, all this time alerting the parents with every swipe of a card. The same card could be used for identification, library access and book borrowing records, bus access to name but a few. Paperless delivery systems where suppliers are pre – booked into a rota that is in sync with the accounting system.