In today’s economic climate budgets are a reality and need to be followed. An exception should be made when it comes to the security and safety of your children. Due to the recent tragedies seen in our school system it is absolutely necessary to preserve human life at any cost. What is more important than seeing your kids come home from school every day?
A school was once a place where you typically didn’t have to worry about murders, but due to the world we currently live in, it is now something to worry about.  Many NJ schools in suburban areas started getting entry level security camera systems approximately 8-12 years ago. The only problem was that the budget was simply too small, which allowed schools to purchase a smaller security system. An example of a smaller security system is minimal surveillance coverage per sq ft, only a few doors would have access control systems installed, etc.
A small amount of cameras would maybe be 4-8 cameras for an entire school. Depending on the square footage of the school that’s typically an insufficient amount. It’s enough to make some people feel safe when seeing a camera, but in reality that’s not enough. Today’s schools should have a camera at most entry points and perimeter coverage up to 100 ft away from the school at the minimum. I heard homeland security is now recommending a minimum of 200 ft facial recognition distance from the perimeter of the school. That means if a camera is mounted the exterior of the building it should be able to see someone’s face up to 200 ft away. This is only possible with a high resolution camera over 3-5 Mega Pixels that have Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Capabilities or with a higher resolution camera without ptz w/ a 9-22mm lens or a 5-50mm lens but it will cover less of an era.
Traditional analog camera systems will not suffice for the security needs of today’s schools. To get facial recognition your camera system needs to be capable of housing high resolution cameras. An IP camera system aka mega pixel cameras will cost significantly more but in comparison to the benefits it is financially justifiable.
Schools can look for available grants here http://www.dhs.gov/school-safety. Call today to get a security assessment for your school call 800-651-0138.

Schools Should Invest in a IP Surveillance System

In today’s economic climate budgets are a reality and need to be followed. An exception should be made when it comes to the security and safety of your children. Due to the recent tragedies seen in our school system it is absolutely necessary to preserve human life at any cost. What is more important than seeing your kids come home from school every day?

A school was once a place where you typically didn’t have to worry about murders, but due to the world we currently live in, it is now something to worry about.  Many NJ schools in suburban areas started getting entry level security camera systems approximately 8-12 years ago. The only problem was that the budget was simply too small, which allowed schools to purchase a smaller security system. An example of a smaller security system is minimal surveillance coverage per sq ft, only a few doors would have access control systems installed, etc.

A small amount of cameras would maybe be 4-8 cameras for an entire school. Depending on the square footage of the school that’s typically an insufficient amount. It’s enough to make some people feel safe when seeing a camera, but in reality that’s not enough. Today’s schools should have a camera at most entry points and perimeter coverage up to 100 ft away from the school at the minimum. I heard homeland security is now recommending a minimum of 200 ft facial recognition distance from the perimeter of the school. That means if a camera is mounted the exterior of the building it should be able to see someone’s face up to 200 ft away. This is only possible with a high resolution camera over 3-5 Mega Pixels that have Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Capabilities or with a higher resolution camera without ptz w/ a 9-22mm lens or a 5-50mm lens but it will cover less of an era.

Traditional analog camera systems will not suffice for the security needs of today’s schools. To get facial recognition your camera system needs to be capable of housing high resolution cameras. An IP camera system aka mega pixel cameras will cost significantly more but in comparison to the benefits it is financially justifiable.

Schools can look for available grants here http://www.dhs.gov/school-safety. Call today to get a security assessment for your school call 800-651-0138.