Mobile IDs & Gunshot Detection: The Latest Trends in School Security
See the many ways school security systems protect your students.
Since the tragedies of Columbine, Sandy Hook, and the shooting in Parkland, Florida, school districts across America are making strides to protect their students. As technology advances, we’re finding better ways to secure campus buildings. And with 2020 quickly approaching, we predict more schools will adopt the following security measures. Continue reading to see if your school security systems in The Woodlands, TX area could benefit from the services we provide.
Automated Panic Buttons
In an emergency, it can be stressful and overwhelming for anyone to lock down a school accurately. But with an automated panic button, your staff can prompt a lockdown in one press of a button. You’ll sync automatic locks, lights, alarms, cameras, and mass notification alerts to activate all at once. An integrator like ASAP Security Services will design a system suited to your school’s layout for a solution that works best for you. Would a physical button be best or a button on a smartphone or tablet? Or maybe both? Customization is key to protect each school’s needs.
Mobile IDs & Access Control
In districts across Texas, school buildings are installing automatic locks that shut from the outside and require visitors to be buzzed in through a video doorbell. Students use ID badges to enter the building, and particular wings of the school may only be accessible by a code. Moving forward, Texas schools may even allow students to use a mobile ID on their smartphone for entrance. This will keep suspicious and unwarranted persons out of the building, and parents will be at ease, knowing only students and staff are inside.
AI Gunshot Detection
We hope your school will never require the assistance of AI gunshot detection, but it has already proven to help schools and cities across the U.S. We expect to see more of this system installed in education buildings. Using acoustic, infrared, or shockwave sensors, it identifies the location of an explosive charge. It’s smart enough to distinguish a gunshot from similar sounds, like a backfired car or fireworks, to avoid false alarms. Once a shot is detected, your system will trigger a series of events. A monitoring center will receive an alert, and from there, the police will be notified in less than a minute. A notification will send to all staff and security, and alarms will go off. Your security team can lock down the targeted wings, and students will get a head start at safety.
If you are the head of a school in The Woodlands, Texas, consider upgrading your security technology soon. To learn more, call ASAP Security Services at (877) 418-ASAP or send us a message online here.