Wiping Out the Fear of Mass Shooting and Similar Attacks: Securing the School Environment with Cloud Software
If we check the modern U.S history, it is shocking to realise how deadly mass shooting episodes are going on in the educational institutions. Most of the guardians and educationalist are so much desperate about such heinous acts.
With this increasing gun reforms, many health policies are suggesting the schools to rejuvenate their technological measures and thus prepare for a better future. Many things have been made possible with getting technologically advanced. In a way it helps the authorities to manage or prevent such shooting episodes. Getting linked with such advanced technologies help the guardians track the students during and after the pickup times. Another thing is an advanced feature for keeping the students safe even during active shooting episodes, and this one is a panic button. By pressing the alert button the first responder at the location will get the notification. The facility of sending the blueprints of the school building is also activated with such buttons.
Some of the special conveniences and safety features that are available with such technologies are listed below:
- One of the best features of such security software at school is spotting the caregivers or the parents at the pickup point. So this helps to direct the child to the correct line without much search and thus saving lot of time, unwanted rushes. Along with this, the app ensures security feature or in a way it tracks whether the child has entered the right vehicle.
- Second convenience is the panic button. That is if an employee feels a security breakage, all the protective measures can be made active with single click on the panic button. The best part is that when the alarm gets triggered, the exact location will be send to the security agency in the place and other emergency contacts. Such app even activates the microphones on the mobiles and may be this continuously keeps on sending messages to the emergency respondents. Every school who wishes to own such security apps must be ready to invest. Even though large investments can be done for one time, at times additional costs need to be paid for maintenance or app upgrading.
- The shot-detection technologies are also becoming popular in school environments. Currently this can be seen in some of the popular cities in New York. Generally the service is not maintained by single company, instead by more than one. Highly advanced sensors are being used by such apps and as a result of this the respondents can easily get the alert sign. However, the service is not affordable for small companies as the overall expense is really high.
- Another alternative for security is doors linked with access cards, biometric doors, video surveillance and visitor management records. It is important to prevent the intruders from entering into the building. At the same time never neglect the possibility of assessing the active threat within the building. May be the history has already proven such attacks from the students as well as the employees within the building. For such unexpected and rarely hard to prevent attacks, panic button system is the best option.
- The electronic panic systems is best to control imminent attacks and this facility automatically keeps the occupants locked inside the room within the building itself. Another facility is over the phone system; here the employees can use a code that activates the lock-down during the sudden attacks. Some of the systems can activate the close and open the doors with the pre-recorded messages. Apart from that this notifies the police too about the emergency situation.
Now as research and studies are going on in extended field apart from the technical side, mental assessing is also being done. May as a bigger step to stop shooting at an earlier stage artificial intelligence and data are being used in the best way. In reality reacting in a time-efficient manner is most important thing but anyhow prevention is all that we have to start working for. By using the machine learning and data drawn from researches, some of the anomalies can be drawn at an early stage itself. So in such cases when action is taken at the right time, lot of human lives can be saved. It is much advised that educational institutions should invest on such security apps, researches for overcoming complex behaviour and its aftermath.