Now more than ever, schools and universities are faced with increasing threats to their students, personnel, buildings, and grounds. Security managers must keep track of a variety of environments: outdoor and indoor areas, playgrounds, sports fields, research laboratories, libraries, canteens, and more. With limited security budgets and a shortage of trained staff, educational institutions strive to provide an open, nurturing environment, without compromising their students’ security and privacy.
A comprehensive solution for the educational sector has to be efficient on three levels: preventing incidents from happening, mitigating damage and communication as they are happening, and during post-incident investigations.
A typical school security system consists of video surveillance equipment, including IP cameras, a video management system, access control, and a performant IT infrastructure. Educational facilities would thus greatly benefit from intelligent surveillance solutions that integrate easily with existing third-party security cameras while providing the same advanced functionality to analyze all the video footage with actionable insight in real-time.