As teachers prepare lesson plans and students gear up, it’s important to remember to tune-up your security systems for the school year. These 9 security tips for school will help get your building ready for another safe, secure year.
1. Get security systems checked
If you have any existing security systems in place, the start of a school year is a good reminder to get them inspected and maintenance.
2. Update your overhead PA systems
While a PA system may not seem like an obvious security measure, it is vital in an emergency and communicating with faculty, staff, and students.
3. Consider building access controls
Even old buildings can have state-of-the-art, leading technology for security. Implementing updated building access controls can put minds at ease and take some manual work away from busy staff monitoring entries.
4. Keep a list of visitors
As the school year progresses, stay vigilant with having a list of visitors every day. Save the lists as well for the future if ever needing to recall past visitors.
5. Update lighting for evenings
Proper lighting in the evenings can keep unwanted visitors away and add an extra layer of safety, especially as games and after-school activities wind down later.
6. Keep the grounds maintained
When thinking of security tips for school, this one isn’t obvious. However, trimmed greenery and a clean property prevents any obstructions in an evacuation and provides easier monitoring.
7. Budget for security
When budgeting for the school year, don’t forget to include security requirements. If you’re hoping for a new system, make sure to budget that ahead of time. Unsure about what your building needs? Trust Summit Fire & Security experts to provide safety and security recommendations for your school building.
8. Update your security plan
It’s always a good time to review and update your building security plans and protocols. Think about how all of these security tips work together, especially as more security measures are added. Current security protocols create some calmness and certainty during emergencies.
9. Update your fire safety systems
When updating your security systems, remember to schedule your fire safety systems inspections and maintenance too. Your building’s fire alarms, sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, exit signage, and other systems should be routinely checked.
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