Best Practices for Selecting Campus Security Systems

August 25, 2014

Making it Easier for Colleges and Universities to Select the Right Security System

Campus SafetyColleges and universities the world over have huge responsibilities.  In addition to shaping the minds and ideas of the next generation, they are also responsible for helping to turn adolescents into responsible adults. An important, but often unseen, part of this is keeping students safe and their campus incident-free.  

Increasingly, comprehensive security systems are playing a key role in the overall safety of colleges and universities.  Where systems were once used simply to monitor and record, new and updated security systems can now be used to proactively reduce and prevent safety and security incidents.  

But, deploying a security system that properly addresses an institution's specific requirements can be a daunting task. And, when you add to this the fact that many institutions are growing, budgets are shrinking, and technology seems to be advancing at an ever-increasing rate, making the right choices can seem overwhelming.  But it doesn't have to be.  

Developing a Security System that meets your institutions unique and specific needs can be a collaborative and easy process.  By breaking it down into clear steps, everyone from Security Directors to Senior Administration can be confident with the safety and security decisions they're making right now and with their plans for the future.  

Our Best Practices for Selecting Campus Security Systems white paper does just that.  It outlines the steps that can help any college or university get the security system that truly meets their needs. 

Steps covered include:

  •      Assessing vulnerabilities
  •      Establishing a mission statement
  •      Identifying stakeholder requirements
  •      Drafting technical and system design specifications
  •      Planning and setting goals for the long term
  •      Maximizing system resources
  •      Selecting a vendor and system solution

By taking these steps into consideration when planning or improving a security system, educational institutions will benefit from our many years of knowledge and experience and that of our ecosystem of industry consultants, integrators and tech partners.  Click here to download the white paper

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