Bullying is a problem in many walks of life, perhaps none more so than in schools. Not only can it involve regular physical abuse but bullying can also have a severe effect on a child's mental health, leaving them to becoming withdrawn, unable to concentrate and lead to absence.
Whilst there are plenty of great initiatives happening in schools across the country to cut down on bullying, incidents sadly still happen. Spotting and dealing with them before they create a huge issue is key. Security camera companies may just help.
Able to monitor and refer to incidents that happen in corridors, classrooms and playgrounds, modern security cameras will help a school to get a handle on everything that occurs. This helps to instil a better culture throughout the school, quickly establishing that bullying will not be tolerated and will be quickly dealt with. As a result, schools will be able to create a safe, fun atmosphere that is better conducive to learning, helping pupils to grow and to reach their potential.
Why schools need security camera companies to install a CCTV system
Being able to safeguard the wellbeing of staff and pupils in any type of educational establishment should be of the utmost priority. Today's schools are facing a wide array of challenges when it comes to creating this safe space – these may include vandalism, theft, violence, bullying and access from the outside that needs to be restricted. There is much to monitor.
By seeking the help of security camera companies, a school can put in place systems that are able to help resolve such issues; sufficient monitoring and deterrents that will create that happy and learned environment.
Benefits of CCTV for schools
Even in the last decade, the qualities and capabilities of security camera companies have changed immensely. For many years, their CCTV cameras may have had a reputation amongst many people of being 'unreliable' – the quality of the footage, the lack of manoeuvrability and unsecure storage often putting off people from making an investment in them.
Times (and technology) have changed. Today, there are a whole host of benefits that modern security cameras for schools can have. Some of these include:
- Clear footage . First and foremost, one of the most obvious benefits of current-day security camera installations are their abilities to record footage in high-definition. This allows the operator to be able to identify incidents more clearly, providing reliable evidence of any participants, their behaviours and the places in which incidents take place. With this, the school will be able to put in place measures to deal with issues right away.
- They're relatively discreet . It's only natural that the presence of a big, clunky CCTV camera will prove to be distracting for people, creating an uncomfortableatmosphere that 'they're being watched'. Whilst this is precisely what you want for those with intentions of doing harm, most of the time, you want pupils to enjoy their day-to-day experiences. One of the great things about modern cameras is that they are small and discreet – hardly like they're there at all. This helpsto keep the balance between making an environment natural and safe. Whilst informing pupils that security cameras are around will reassure them of their safety, the camera's ability to blend into the environment won't contribute to them feeling constantly uncomfortable.
- Cameras can change behaviours for the better . As we briefly touched upon above, security cameras (even though they're discreet) can help to provide a deterrent – informing those pupils with designs on misbehaving that they are being monitored and likely to be disciplined if they do anything untoward. This can actually help to change their behaviours naturally over time; they may realise that misbehaviour is pointless and instead, will grow to contribute to a positive atmosphere, helping them to improve academically.
- Better storage and instant connectivity . With the internet becoming faster and more accessible in recent years, security camera companies are able to create vast networks that are able to stream live footage to any device the controller has to hand. This means that no longer does the controller have to rely on physical storage media to keep their footage. Not only is physical media unreliable, vulnerable to theft and takes up physical space, but the digitisation of the footage (kept on The Cloud) will allow the controller to quickly navigate to certain points of it to save time on finding certain clips. Ideal in such a busy environment as a school.
Those are just a couple of benefits that modern security cameras can contribute to a school, to cut down on bullying and other related transgressions. If your school or college is looking to improve its security, why not get in touch with the experts here at Maxtag?
Leading Security Camera Installation From Maxtag
Here at Maxtag, we are vastly experienced CCTV installers who have helped numerous educational facilities to establish their own bespoke security systems. As one of the leading security camera companies in the UK, we have forged relationships with some of the most innovative camera manufacturers around . As a result, we are able to offer some of the best products on the market, which thanks to their qualities, will prove to be great value investments for years to come.
To learn more about how we can help your educational establishment to create an effective security camera set-up, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our expert team today. Give us a call on 0800 044 3160 or you can contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org