Educational Institutions are made up of teaching facilities, research labs, libraries, sports complexes, resident halls, restaurants, retail stores, and parking lots. These units can be spread over a few city blocks or several miles. As such, developing the proper infrastructure to assure safe and secure environments is a challenge.
Most well-designed systems will include detection, alarms, intercoms, security video, access control, Security Guards, Police Officers, visitor management, designated parking with barriers, and more. After careful planning, installation, and testing of an appropriate security system, Security Teams must develop processes to mitigate risk and respond to incidents when they occur. This can be a mighty challenge in such a complex environment.
Most Educational Institutions do not have fully integrated security devices and applications. In fact, multiple technologies often operating in silos, make it difficult to understand the complete picture. What’s more, most systems are not set up to monitor the operating status of each device or application. This makes it impossible to detect when something is down, malfunctioning, or compromised. Security Teams requires tools that offer detection as well as 24/7 remote and instant access along with speedy dissemination of good and productive information.