Using Technology To Protect Our Children At School
Criminal damage, drunken behavior, stabbings, general anti social behavior and even the occasional shooting are just some of the things you might witness on the streets of the UK, across Safety at schools and making sure children and staff are safe and protected at all times is vital in the modern world. This article looks at how technology can be used to make our schools, kindergartens, colleges, nurseries and universities even safer places.
What’s the most important thing about schools and the education system? Depending on whether you’re a parent, a teacher, a school governor, a regulator or indeed a pupil attending the school the answer could well be very different.
However, one thing that virtually everyone will agree on though is making sure our schools, nurseries, kindergartens, colleges and universities are safe environments. So with safety a major issue in modern places of learning what steps can schools take to make sure their school is as safe as possible?
Here are just 4 ways in which schools, colleges and universities can now technology to make sure their children and staff are as safe as possible:
CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television)
The UK alone has over 4 million CCTV camera (one for every 14 people) so this method of security is now common place. CCTV is used for a wide variety of things but for schools the use of CCTV allows for the monitoring of property and people. A further advance in CCTV technology has seen the introduction of talking CCTV systems which give potential intruders or trouble makers a verbal warning. These types of systems can prove highly effective in schools to disburse potential trouble makers.
With the dark winter nights now upon us and with children and teachers often starting and ending school in darkness (or dusk), having suitable lighting is very important. Security lighting can act by giving pupils and teachers more confidence by providing a well lit and safe environment as well as deterring would be criminals and trouble makers.
Intruder alarms can work for schools as depending on the type of alarm you have it can alert other teachers, school workers, school children and/or the police. The result being whatever caused the alarm to be activated, stops. And the school premises, staff and pupils stay safe.
Two Way Radio
Mobile phone technology has meant it is easier than ever to stay in touch. However, mobile or cell phones suffer from cost and lack of coverage issues which means they aren’t used by many schools. Schools can however take advantage of modern Two Way Radio technology that allows teachers and ground staff to stay in touch wherever they are for just the cost of the actual handset. With no rental charges, no call charges and a robust and reliable way to stay in touch both on the school premises and on field trips Two Way Radio a must for any school with a focus on security, communication and safety.
Two Way Radios such as the excellent Kenwood TK3201 are ideal for schools as they provide them with an affordable and mobile way to stay in touch. And with school safe two way providers like Apex Radio System Ltd offering superb deals for schools, colleges and universities on school safe radio like the Kenwood TK3201 it has never been easier for schools, nurseries, kindergartens, colleges and universities to make modern technology work for them. And ultimately make all our children more secure.