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How Can Technology Mitigate Security Risks in Schools?

Feb 08, 2023

Technology is an ever increasing aspect of the Education Sector, more and more institutions are integrating technology to boost and analyse the performance of staff and students alike. Technology can also bolster a school or educational environment’s security in various ways.

In this blog we’ll be exploring how technology can reduce security risks in schools.

Technology in Education

Technology within the Education Sector has become more and more prevalent, whether through implemented learning assistive tools such as EdTech or in security applications such as advanced protection softwares.

How technology improves safety

Technology can play an important role in mitigating security risks in schools by providing additional layers of security and helping to detect and respond to security incidents in real-time. Here are some examples of how technology can help to improve school security:

Combats viruses and hackers

Data theft and account hacks are becoming increasingly prevalent and represent a major security threat to educational organisations.

Modern security programmes and softwares bolster the strength of an organisation’s online presence and combat cyber-threats such as malware and unauthorised system access. Managed IT services are a concise and convenient way of system and cloud regulation.

Private and confidential information such as medical notes, contact details and addresses all need to be under virtual lock and key, and specifically designed, up to date protection programs can aid this.

Codes, algorithms, programs and geographical interfaces are also protected by premium security blockers.

Access control systems

Technology can be used to control access to school buildings, ensuring that only authorised individuals are allowed inside. This can include the use of keycards, biometric authentication, or other forms of identification.

Video surveillance

Video cameras can be used to monitor the school's perimeter and various locations inside the building. Footage from these cameras can be used to help identify potential security threats and assist in investigations.

Emergency response systems

Schools can implement technology-based emergency response systems that provide immediate notifications to first responders in the event of a security incident. These systems can also provide real-time information to teachers and administrators, allowing them to quickly respond to the situation.

Analytics and machine learning

Advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms can be used to analyse large amounts of data and identify patterns or anomalies that may indicate a potential security threat. This technology can also be used to detect suspicious behaviour or activity in real-time, allowing for a quick response.

DMS Digital Technology Solutions

A Bolton based business, with over 40 years experience offering Technology and IT solutions, we here at DMS pride ourselves on our ability to deliver creative and effective means of augmenting an operation’s digital space on a massive scale.

A bespoke digital strategy of technology fused with relevant content, could propel your institution to new frontiers. DMS solutions are an investment in your organisation's ethos, demonstrating a willingness to not only react to and accept the current climate of the educational system, but think forward towards more success.

If you want to launch your organisation into the future via digital education, get in touch with us today!

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