In last week’s blog post we gave parents and college age students our favorite tips and advice on how to stay safe on college campuses. It can be extremely difficult and scary as a parent of a college student to place the ‘all grown up’ son or daughter they’ve kept safe for 18 years into the hands of campus security. As campus security experts, it’s your job to help alleviate those fears and concerns and insure that those precious children will be safe. That is a high honor and a lofty task entrusted to you!
Today, all across America, university campuses are putting forth their best effort to do just that! Campus safety has become a top priority across the country and the statistics prove that it's working! That is why, this week, we want to help you, the campus safety expert, by providing a valuable list of tools that will aid in your important mission- our kids’ safety!
Here are KJB Security’s top 4 security tools to add to your security plan in 2017
Add Wi-Fi/ Cloud Hidden Camera Technology to your security plan..
In a recent article addressing Campus safety and security plans for 2017, research showed that 81% of American universities plan to increase security through technology (biometric access, surveillance cameras, kiosks, etc.).
Another recent article in Campus Safety Magazine supports this same conclusion.
“Continuing to drive change in the industry will be the use of the Cloud and how it is leveraged for delivery of services. Interaction with the Cloud and providing integration across different platforms will use APIs to build upon capabilities.”
Our new SG Home Automation Hidden Cameras are the perfect addition to bring your security plan into the new WI-FI / Cloud era. We offer remote live streaming over a wi-fi network and cloud storage! You can view real-time video remotely via our new SG Home app!
Add Covert Surveillance to your security plan…
Surveillance cameras in full view have been an integral tool for effective crime prevention on American university campuses for many years.
In 2017 we highly recommend you consider adding covert, hidden cameras to further strengthen and support your campus security efforts. Our Zone Shield DVRs combine customizable recording features with 24 hour surveillance. Place hidden cameras in everything from backpacks to wall clocks to work site buckets and provide an extra layer of protection to your campus.
You can find all of these products and more here on our website. If you decide to add hidden cameras to your security plan, make sure you are aware of state and local laws regarding hidden surveillance.
Add GPS Tracking to your security plan…
We recommend adding our latest iTrail GPS tracking devices to valuable assets on your university campus that were donated or purchased so you can know and track where your assets are at all times.
Some ideas around your campus for adding GPS Tracking:
- Exhibitions or displays in the campus museum.
- Expensive supplies in the science department, labs and research facilities.
- Musical instruments.
- Valuable materials in the university library.
Add Detection Devices to your security plan
As mentioned above, hidden camers are a great tool that can be used to protect students and campus assets. Unfortunately, when placed in the wrong hands, they can also be used for harm. We see news stories about finding hidden cameras planted in private spaces all too often. Stories such as this one are so disheartening, especially when the crime involves young college students.
For this reason we recommend adding detection devices to your security plan this year and doing regular surveillance sweeps of restrooms, locker rooms and dorm room areas. Our DD1200 pro hidden camera finder is the highest grade camera lens finder available and was designed specifically to remove hidden camera that other detectors cannot find.
We hope you will consider adding all of most of these effective security tools to your 2017 campus security plan. Call us at 615-620-1370 or 800-590-4272 and we’ll help you find and bundle the perfect campus security product package for your university!