Advantages of Surveillance Cameras in Schools

By Pallab Dutta

Surveillance cameras have redefined security monitoring, surveillance activities and law enforcement measures. Due to the prevalence of theft and the threats from unscrupulous elements and wrongdoers that vulnerable youngsters, teens and young students face, school administrators, principals, supervisors and trustees have deemed it important to deploy surveillance cameras in schools in recent years. There are many advantages of investing in surveillance cameras for schools.

General Safety and Security

Investment in surveillance camera systems by school districts ensures parents and guardians that the general safety and security of children are being addressed during schools hours and at all after-school extracurricular activities and programs.

Crime Deterrent

The presence of highly visible surveillance cameras at strategic locations in buildings and public areas/premises of a school property prevents theft, vandalism and acts as a deterrent to thieves and criminals from indulging in illegal activities.

Sexual Predators

One of the biggest threats that school children face is the threat of sexual predators and pedophiles hanging around unobtrusively on school campuses or in parking lots. Camera systems' footage is very useful in tracking down predators or helping inform police about threatening situations in real time.

Prevent Bullying

New-generation surveillance camera systems have audio, voice and sound capturing capabilities. Teenagers bullying or harassing other students can be disciplined based on video and audio footage records.

Emergency Evacuation

School security personnel manning surveillance camera systems in real-time can take quick action about evacuating children, faculty and staff in case of emergencies related to fire or other potentially dangerous situations.