Higher education institutions boast cutting-edge technology to enhance their academic programs and support success. However, many continue to use antiquated methods for managing their guest sign-ins, tracking visitors and providing safety to their communities.
These “old school” methods are not sufficient to deliver the level of elevated security demanded by students, teachers, and the higher-education community. In 2021, there were more than 31,000 reported criminal offenses on college campuses across the U.S, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security Department. These offense include 1,626 hate crimes and 12,966 VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) crimes. Additionally, 1,420 fires occurred in on-campus student housing facilities.
Given that incidents of violence, theft, harassment, and other serious safety and security concerns remain a threat on college campuses, it’s time to prioritize campus security with a modern, comprehensive system that deters unwanted visitors and safeguards campuses.