How Can We Keep A Safe School?
Regardless of school size or location, research shows the top priority of educators, school officials and parents is school safety. K-12 schools face everyday emergencies that require instant, coordinated responses from multiple teams, including local public safety officers, to provide an effective resolution. The best way to support student and educator safety is robust, reliable communications between educators and first responders.
With all the demands of a school day, educators agree that nothing is more important than student safety. MCA provides solutions that help teachers communicate and protect students under their care. From integrated GPS that tracks school buses to video surveillance and two-way radios, we offer effective safety and security solutions to schools and campuses.
In K-12 institutions across the country, educators, school officials and parents are searching for comprehensive solutions to preserve student and staff safety. Tragic events such as school shootings – while still far too frequent – are relatively rare. However, K-12 schools also face everyday emergencies that require instant, coordinated responses from multiple teams – possibly including local public safety officers – in order to provide an effective resolution.
Whether you’re the principal or the school resource officer, MCA has the solution to help you connect without boundaries through added intelligence. Designed to ease the stress of a school day by opening clear lines of communication and visual support, our various radio, video surveillance, and vehicle tracking selections are guaranteed to provide you with the right fit.
How do we know who’s really supposed to be in the school? How can we ensure everyone leaves when they are supposed to?
The ability to DETECT unusual behavior such as cars that should not be in the parking lot and restricted areas being accessed, all the way to recognizing individual staff, student or visitor faces that should not be on campus is available. Integrated video security can improve situational awareness and help increase early risk detection.
Ensure a safe and secure environment with specialized cameras for all location on campus – parking lots, hallways and classrooms – by capturing details and enhancing visibility.
Monitor all roads approaching and surrounding your campus and automatically alert security and law enforcement when threat-identified vehicles enter school grounds.
Accelerate response times by identifying individuals of interest on campus using a secure, controlled watch list created and maintained by authorized users on campus.
Ensure anonymous, confidential tip submissions using a web-based form, enabling the students and community to report suspicios activities at any time from their smartphone.
Students are always on the move making it extremely hard to monitor all suspicious activity around campus. Scouring through hours of collected data with hundreds of moving bodies makes it difficult to identify specific incidents, but with the help of video analytics students and staff can begin to feel safer knowing tools are in place providing real-time insights into campus movements.
The ability to ANALYZE data in real-time while exploring multiple streams of video data can locate students and visitors based on physical descriptions, allow easy identification, as well as unusual motion detection which allows proactive monitoring and management across campus.
Quickly find and track individuals of interest with video footage searches, using both specific physical descriptions and facial characteristic analytics.
Quickly search for a person using access control credentials and map movement throughout your entire premises via scanned door badge activity.
Detect unusual events with artificial intelligence that “learns” typical campus activities in a scene, to automatically reveal and flag unusual motion.
Monitor campus properties 24/7 with video software that detects abnormal or concerning activity sending real-time notifications when an action is flagged.
The ability to connect and communicate in real-time with campus and public safety personnel ensures school incidents won’t become tragedies. Clear communications, sent quickly and easily, can improve the safety of your school: a radio alert to the front office or a text alert to staff or mass notification to parents and local community contacts.
The ability to RESPOND to emergency situations and then connect seamlessly to local law enforcement or emergency response teams, by sharing real-time intelligence through alerts and live video feeds, provides eyes on the scene. The best actions can be taken to meet the needs of the situation on hand, whether being a child with a broken bone on the playground, or an intruder on campus, connecting with the right people and receiving a rapid response helps all parties involved.
Simplify and standardize the dispatch process and workflow with streamlined dashboard views and instant interconnectivity across devices, networks and locations.
Ensure seamless coordination and connectivity between school personnel and local law enforcement, regardless of the situation with interoperability with P25 two-way radios.
Notify your teams instantly via text alert of inclement weather, threats, and drills among countless other situations. A simple and easy interface provides a quick path to initiating an alert.
Manage staff, student and visitor access to buildings or restricted areas on school grounds using a role-based system with instant detection of individuals at access points.
Creating a safer, secure environment continues to be a top concern, yet only 42% meet requirements.
Responders use more than one mode, but two-way radio continues to be the primary form of communication.
Almost 3/4 of schools expressed the need for additional two-way radios.
Insufficient funding was the leading challenge to cover communication needs; ~1/4 primarily rely on grants.