Protecting students from harm is a top priority for every K-12 school. Schools should be a safe place for kids to learn and grow, and there’s no doubt every district looks to implement as many safety procedures and security technology as possible to keep its students safe in the event of an emergency.
School safety, however, goes beyond protecting students in a life-threatening situation. Schools should do their best to implement security technology and systems that will prevent emergencies from happening in the first place.
There have been too many instances in which students, teachers and school personnel have been put in danger due to someone entering a school unidentified, unaccounted for, and not properly admitted into the school building. This is where visitor management systems can play a significant role in protecting students and staff from the dangers of an intruder.
Visitor management systems have become greatly sophisticated over the years. Visitors are no longer simply “signing in” and wearing a visitor’s badge. With the development of advanced technology, visitor management systems now include software that can track where visitors are in the building, store the visitor’s information and check how often they have entered the building and for what reason.
Furthermore, technology such as front door intercom systems and security cameras help schools identify a visitor before they even enter the building.
There are many different technologies available on the market that can help schools manage visitors efficiently and protect their school grounds from harmful intruders. Click through this slideshow for five technologies to consider when implementing a visitor management system for your school.