With the current isolation and social distancing measures, as a result of COVID-19, more and more people are required to stay home and only go out as necessary. In fact, school closures have taken place across Western Canada for the foreseeable future.
However, just because Canadian citizens have been warned to stay at home - that doesn’t mean that criminals will as well.
Whether it is stir-crazy teenagers making trouble or professional criminals looking to take advantage of the situation, vandalism and theft could become far easier when most organizations are left unattended.
One likely target for these crimes is educational institutions.
That’s because schools have more expensive assets than ever before, investing in high-quality audio/video equipment, computers, learning aids, and instruments. Educational institutions have become a more attractive target for criminals.
This isn’t the only reason schools get targeted. They are targeted for many other reasons - getting revenge on the school, a staff member or peer, making a political statement or as a means to express anger or frustration.
With public, private and post-secondary schools closing across the country, now is the time to ensure these properties are protected from vandals and thieves. We want to make sure that when students arrive back in their classrooms, they can go right back to learning.
How can you protect your school from criminal activity?
The best way to protect your school, your property, your students and your staff members from criminal activity is to invest in an integrated, high-performance security system.
Here at Sonitrol Western Canada we understand the unique challenges faced by public and private schools, universities, colleges and educational institutions. We specialize in providing innovative alarm systems and security solutions that secure public and private buildings.
These verified security solutions will improve overall safety, and protect students, educators, and the general public from the threat of criminal activity at your education institution.
Sonitrol alarms can be strategically placed to view parking lots, entryways into the school grounds, cafeterias, entrances to buildings, hallways, gymnasiums, computer rooms, science labs, and administrative offices and are a deterrent to outsiders who do not belong on school property.
Our unique SonaVision verified video solution, monitors the perimeter and interior of the educational facility and is activated by highly sensitive controls to detect thieves and vandals.
If a break-in, theft, or any act of violence does occur, the perpetrator is captured on video and the police are immediately notified by our central monitoring station.
To help protect your school, contact Sonitrol Western Canada today. We will work with your school to make sure you have the best security system available, for your unique needs and budgetary requirements.
We offer protection against theft, vandalism and unwanted visitors at your school with our fully-integrated Sonitrol system. Get in touch with a Sonitrol security specialist today to find out more.