No school administrator wants any student, faculty member or staff member to feel unsafe at any point in the school day.
School security systems, however, have a number of unique challenges.
- There are a variety of different levels of personnel at schools, including administrators, teachers, janitors and substitute teachers, meaning there will be a number of different access rights.
- Schools frequently welcome visitors of all kinds, each of whom presents unique challenges.
- Modern security threats, including gun violence and terrorism, mean school security directors must constantly evolve.
- School facilities can be extremely large and spread across multiple campuses, making them hard to manage.
With challenges like those listed above (and more), it’s no wonder that even the idea of considering a school access control system is enough to make an administrator’s head spin. But here are five reasons why schools should upgrade.