Creating an atmosphere of trust and safety includes both technological and personal components
When you’re setting up a school security system, it’s easy to forget that a school is more than the buildings and its surroundings. A school is a community that includes the students, teachers, staff, parents, and more. You need a security network that takes all these groups into account.
Yes, technology like gunshot detection systems and access control can help, but technology alone can create a feeling of fear and distrust. Furthermore, these systems are reactive, not proactive; preventing tragedies before they happen is much better for everyone, and that requires getting your school community involved. Here are some ideas for combining school security systems with other measures to help your Houston, TX school safe.