Education: The Solution Designed to Keep Your Premises Secure
Safety, security, and efficiency sound like three separate topics, but in respect to keeping your premises secure and operations running like clockwork, they go hand-in-hand.
It’s no easy task ensuring your premises are always low risk in respect to incidents occurring or intruders gaining access to your properties, and that’s why introducing a smart solution that can aid your security team with their daily and nightly routes is a no-brainer – in respect to having the right technology for the right people.
Continuing with our Education Pain Points series, we take a look at Guard Tour/Route Management software and how it can be a difference maker for your security staff.
Guard Tour/Route Management
The use of real-time data cannot be taken for granted in a world dominated by technology and digital advances. Especially when its impact can be beneficial for people operating in high-pressure jobs that require ultimate attention and focus.
In respect to educational facilities – in particular universities – we’re referring to security staff whose jobs it is to track their own footsteps to ensure the indoor and outdoor spaces they patrol aren’t compromised.
When they’re carrying out their daily or evening patrol, it’s important they, and you, know exactly where to go, what to check, and who to look out for.
This is where Guard Tour/Route Management comes into play.
What is Guard Tour/Route Management?
Guard Tour/Route Management is a smart solution that allows your security staff to map out their routes via a dispatch system. Utilising GPS (outdoor tracking) or Bluetooth beacons (indoor tracking), you can set up checkpoints that your staff follow to give you peace of mind that they’re on track for keeping everything safe and secure – both indoor and outdoor.
Everything is tracked in real-time so you benefit from up-to-date data and can act upon anything that looks out of the ordinary. Real-time data supports your voice capabilities too, so if you need to contact a member of staff, you know exactly where they are and can communicate with them effectively.
If voice communication isn’t the most practical way to communicate with each other, you can use the dispatch system or radio to send SMS updates – handy in situations where you may need to be discreet or get important updates out to people without using your voice.
The security of being in safe hands
The role of security staff should never be understated. On one hand they’re the gatekeepers of your building spaces and on the other hand they showcase to students and parents that they’re in safe hands.
“Safer campuses attract students”
Speaking to University Business, Les Allen, Chairman of The Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO), explained how “safer campuses attract students”.
He said, “It’s vital to remember that safer campuses attract students, and that reputation management is as important as asset protection.
“That’s why security and safeguarding services should not be seen as ‘prohibitors’ but become known as support enablers.”
It’s insight from someone in the security world who knows how vital the role can be to ensure efficiency and safety is at the heartbeat of any university – or school and college for that matter.
From an efficiency perspective, having a smart solution like Guard Tour/Route Management in place will ensure everything runs like clockwork, especially when other staff and students head home for the night.
The role of technology for security staff
In the same interview, Les Allen talks about the importance of technology for keeping campuses safe.
He states that he is in “no doubt” that advanced technology underpins campus safety and empowers safety staff to deliver it.
In explaining his thoughts behind the use of technology, he refers specifically to use to communications infrastructure that includes radios and smartphones that are designed for security teams.
Guard Tour/Route Management is a prime example of technology being used to benefit security staff in respect to doing the best job possible to keep everyone safe and things running smoothly.
Book a FREE Demonstration
Want to find out more about Guard Tour/Route Management and how it can help transform safety, efficiency for your university, college, or school?
Book a FREE demonstration of our award-winning TRBOCALL system and we’ll show you how indoor and outdoor positioning works and how it will benefit your facility going forward.
Complete our online enquiry form, via our contact us page, and we’ll arrange a demonstration at a time that suits you.
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