School Safety and Security: Challenges and Opportunities
The school security team is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of both staff and students. They can be found both in close quarters, such as residence halls and classrooms, as well as spread out among larger areas, like athletic stadiums, gymnasiums and quads. Every physical building on a campus has high-value assets and differing layouts, depending on their intended use, which presents its own challenges and opportunities.
The school security team has access to and uses many entry solutions, such as revolving doors - which not only save energy but also secure certain entrances, protecting people and property. Speedgates are often placed within the entrance of libraries, archives, residence halls, recreational facilities, and dining halls to carefully and securely control the traffic flow. Sports stadiums, on the other hand, often use full-height and waist-high turnstiles to control access through specific entrances and exits.
The Right Solution for Each School Building
At Neri, we offer a complete product range and can advise you on the best safety and security solution for every college area. We understand that student turnover requires solutions that are easy to use every day, and we can work with you to determine the best possible option to meet the desired security level and/or capacity needs.
Security entrances are immune to social engineering, treating every user with the same level of scrutiny. They cannot be distracted, nor can they be fooled by clothing, a clipboard, or a confident smile - which is where a human sometimes falls short. Once a security entrance has been installed, it is easy to gain access to an accurate recording of who has entered or exited, via integration with an access control system: no more clipboards and manual sign-in sheets. Also, it can accurately count people, or in the case of speedgates, can even count tailgating alarms, gaining insight into “hotspots” of infiltration activity that can be addressed at a later stage - or as part of your future security strategy.