Integrated Security Layers are Critical
Smart, layered security is an essential strategy for all security scenarios. They are certainly critical to stop or at least slow down mad man.
According to data from the US Naval Postgraduate School, there were 94 school gun violence incidents in 2018 — a record high since 1970, which is as far back as the data goes, and 59 percent higher than the previous record of 59 in 2006.
Facing this reality, what can we do to minimize the risk and damage associated with an active shooter?
That is a ‘loaded’ question and this is a systemic problem.
There isn’t much we can do whether it be a school, church, or other public institutions to change a tide of this proportion without major changes in our culture. Those big-picture fixes are beyond the scope of this article.
There are however some practical solid things that can be done.
Here in the State of Indiana, check for school grants to help fund your project. Contact us for details there. We can point you in the right direction.
Smart access control and video intercoms make a big difference for a fair price. With the advent of IP smart devices, there is a lot that can be done to empower onsite and first responders.
Cameras with LPR (License Plate Recognition) are quite doable.
To find out more and explore specific options for your building and situation, contact us for details. We can present a variety of proven solutions.