After the tragedy at a Florida high school a couple of days ago I thought it would be worth while to post this article from Good House Keeping last year. It has some great tips to share with your local school.
One of the things we hear a lot from companies is they have no need for physical security because they have cameras. Cameras are a great way to see what has happened in the past, but they can’t really help with events happening in real time. Even with cameras in place weather and power outages can lead to no real ability to see who the is causing trouble and what happened. One of our clients had cameras up to catch theft from parked vehicles only to find out the hard way that heavy rain rendered the video unwatchable. Just watching the news each night will also show that they are not deterrents for people who want to do illegal things. Although cameras can be useful for information purposes, there is no replacement for having professional guards on site watching over your property.