When it comes to running a reputable college campus, security is one aspect that can’t be overlooked. The issue of school safety is one that frequently makes the news – there is no space for error in creating the safe environments that educational institutions must offer to both students and teachers.
With the multitude of challenges involved in providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, and visitors, your security provider should know how to rise to the occasion in each scenario.
Here are three reasons why you should invest in top-of-the-line campus security this school year.
Overcome Unique Security Threats
A campus is more than just a place to learn. These multipurpose buildings often have other uses besides educational ones – people also live, work, shop, and attend events there. Security officers who protect campuses must receive thorough, all-encompassing training in order to ensure ultimate security and peace of mind for all who come and go from the premises.
Whether they’re ensuring students get to their cars safely, providing an emergency response, or offering a warm and welcoming presence, campuses need security guards that understand the nuances of school security and are prepared for any incident.
Bolster Your School’s Reputation
Crime that takes place on campus property is not only tragic, but can be detrimental to the reputation of your organization. If potential students and staff think they will have to worry about their safety while on the premises, they may choose to look elsewhere for their place of work or education.
On the other hand, a university that has an excellent security track record and has supports in place to ensure the well being of their attendees are more likely to attract potential students and faculty from beyond just the local area.
Protect Students, Faculty, and Property
The majority of crimes committed in Canada fall under the category of crimes of opportunity. When a clear weakness is identified, would-be crooks take their chances. A university campus can be kept more secure by methodically eliminating these opportunities and preventing crime from occurring.
This can be accomplished through:
- Mobile Patrol Security
- Liaising with local law enforcement
- Enforcing campus by-laws and regulations
- Campus access control
- Event security
- Crowd control
- Risk assessment
- Safe Walking Programs
Why Partner with Blackbird for Campus Security?
At Blackbird Security, our campus officers receive more than just first-class security training. We understand the need for sensitivity and tact in a learning environment where many interactions on campus will be customer-centric. That’s why we provide our guards with an extensive training program that meets this demand. Our campus security officers receive training in Occupational First Aid (OFA), conflict resolution, trauma-informed care, and cultural awareness.
They are also expertly trained in customer service, allowing them to serve as approachable safety ambassadors rather than creating an intimidating presence.
Your school campus is unique, and your campus security supplier should be able to offer a protection plan that is specifically tailored to your needs and price range. If you’re in the market for campus protection, it’s time to collaborate with Canada's number one security company. To learn more about how we can make your school or college a safer, more welcoming place, get in touch with us.