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Security Systems for Schools

Having both physical and cyber security for schools is essential. With a significant increase in the use and reliance on technology in schools and the need to monitor physical environments to ensure school communities remain safe, a multi-pronged approach is necessary to ensure all bases are covered. Below we talk about the different types of security for schools and how centralised security systems for schools enable efficiency, effectiveness and the reliability schools need.

Compnow is a leading IT company offering procurement, deployment & support services for Education, Government and Business. We are 100% Australian-owned & operated and have been in operation for over 30 years and have six locations across Australia – Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth and Sydney. Technology doesn’t stop evolving, and neither do we. We ensure you always have technology that fits you now, but with the building blocks and flexibility needed to grow. Here is an overview of security for schools and how we can help ensure you have the protection you need, now and in the future


Security Systems for Schools

A security system for a school requires different elements to ensure there aren’t areas of vulnerability. Here are some of the different types of security systems for schools to consider to ensure you take a holistic approach to security for your school:

  • Cyber security for schools; Cyber security keeps sensitive data safe, ensures your school isn’t left vulnerable if systems go down and ensure safe consumption of digital content. Cyber security can include backups of physical equipment & data, virtual security, business continuity, redundancy & disaster recovery, ongoing monitoring & reporting (across all networks and devices), reliable & secure network infrastructure and identity risk.
  • Access Control Systems; Having the ability to manage who enters a school’s perimeter and points of entry is important for keeping both staff and students safe.
  • Video Surveillance; Video surveillance enables you to track activity that happens inside the school and around it whilst also deterring criminal activity.
  • Intrusion Detection Systems; Intrusion detection systems can identify suspicious activity (both during and after school hours) and alert staff & authorities of potential threats or intruders quickly.

Centralised Security System for Schools

Centralised security systems for schools enable you to have the right protection in place with management, monitoring and reporting all in one place. One example of a centralised cyber security system for schools that we utilise for our security solutions for schools is CrowdStrike. CrowdStrike has been developed specifically for education providers in Australia and has a single console for all security modules of the product. It enables protection organisation wide on all devices regardless of whether they are on-site or off-site.

In terms of centralised physical security for schools, Verkada enables campus-wide protection – all managed within one easy–to–use platform whilst also making it easy to initiate an automated emergency response if required. Verkada’s security systems for schools can include smoking & vaping detection, video security & storage, integrated alarms & monitoring, access control and visitor management.

Talk To Us About Security For Schools Today

We have a team of experts that specialise in security for schools including centralised security systems for schools. To find out more about how we can help your school to have the protection it needs, call 1300 Compnow or fill out an online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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