As the new school term begins, awareness of security at all levels of educational institutions is higher than ever. Technology plays an important role in protecting educational facilities and their students, faculty, staff and visitors. Specific security challenges drive which technologies and other measures are used, and those challenges are evolving, along with the dynamic institutions security is tasked with protecting. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the security challenges for schools and colleges?
There are many complex challenges involved in securing an educational environment: How to protect open campuses without limiting the mobility of students? How to provide secure environments within cost-conscious budgets? The need to balance privacy and protection. How to ensure effective communication, especially in the case of an emergency response? How to verify conditions when an incident or threat arises? Fortunately, as our Expert Panelists note, there are multiple technologies available to help educators meet these challenges – in the current school term and for years to come.