When a crime occurs at a school - whether it is while class is in session or after hours - it is disruptive and dangerous for everyone. Safety at schools is a top priority for parents, teachers, community members and local authorities.
That is why public, private, and post-secondary schools across Western Canada need verified security systems to reduce false alarms, increase police response times and protect educational institutions from criminals - whether they are teenagers looking to create mischief or professionals looking to benefit from the sale of stolen property.
What is a verified security solution?
While most schools are already equipped with security systems, they are often traditional CCTV technologies that have high false alarm rates. These systems are triggered by teachers returning after hours, cleaning staff staying late to finish their work and students hanging around for extracurricular activities.
As a result, police response times are prolonged - giving the real criminals plenty of time to damage or steal property, costing the school money and even leading to temporary closures.
With verified security systems, you can feel confident that your school is being monitored 24/7 by a team of security professionals who can confirm whether a triggered alarm is false or requires immediate attention from police or firefighters.
Since all of the alarms are verified, police response time is an average of just 3.5 minutes. This means intruders have less time to get away with valuable property such as computers, instruments and AV equipment, and are more likely to be apprehended by the authorities.
For more than 50 years, Sonitrol Western Canada has been providing comprehensive security systems for the educational community, becoming one of the largest providers of security systems to schools in North America.
This is because we have developed security programs that address the unique needs of schools. Our proprietary technology integrates seamlessly with a range of security features, including:
SonaVision video surveillance
Unlike traditional security systems, Sonitrol’s SonaVision camera systems offer daytime video surveillance, emergency-only surveillance, night-time recording, alarm-activated recording and many more video monitoring options. We will work with you to find the right system to accomplish your security goals and keep your school facilities safe.
Audio detection security
Our unique audio detection approach provides comprehensive coverage and detects attempted break-ins through ceilings, walls, doors and windows. The moment questionable sounds are detected, such as a window being broken, our operators will determine the nature of the threat and immediately contact your local police department.
Managed access control
Controlling and monitoring people entering and exiting buildings and sensitive areas is becoming critical to school security. Sonitrol's managed access control systems allow educators and administrators to limit access to designated areas and high-value facilities, deterring the theft of equipment and materials.
Sonitrol's early detection and verification capabilities of fire are crucial to preventing serious loss. We offer around-the-clock monitoring of smoke and heat detectors, sprinkler systems, temperature monitoring and pull stations.
Emergency notification buttons
When a crisis happens, it is imperative that help gets there fast. We offer panic buttons to make sure that the police are notified of emergencies, even if a phone is not accessible.
Keep your students, teacher, faculty and visitors safe with Sonitrol Security solution for schools. That way you will be able to focus on what is important – education.
For more information on how Sonitrol Western Canada can help keep your educational institution safe, contact us today for a free security audit.