Whether your school is a private, public, or charter school, and whether your students are children, teenagers, or adults, safety is a concern for all present. Depending on the neighborhood where your school is located, the crime level in your city, and the issues facing your particular body of students, you may be challenged by a variety of safety needs on campus. Before you begin selecting security tools to meet your needs, it’s important to first identify your areas of greatest concern on campus.
The following issues are some of the most common that school administrators face in their schools:
- Drug sales
- Drug use
- Equipment theft
- Gang-related activity
- Uninvited visitors on school grounds
There are tools to help combat each of these concerns and they can be effective as long as they are used in optimal ways. Below are some of the most commonly used school security tools and how to best use them to address your school’s security issues.