Schools, Universities and Hospitals Increasingly Invest in Video Surveillance
Video surveillance continues to be incredibly popular with K-12, college and hospital security pros.
A whopping 94% of all respondents to this year’s Campus Safety Video Surveillance Survey say they have video surveillance systems deployed, with another 4% saying they don’t but plan on buying security cameras in the next two years.
Additionally, most say they are quite pleased with the systems they’ve installed. Nearly two-thirds of all respondents rate the coverage and quality of their video surveillance technologies as “excellent” or “good.”
“We consistently use CCTV (closed circuit television) to solve cases. Outside law enforcement agencies frequently ask for our CCTV to assist in their investigations as well,” said one respondent.
“We have identified at least one issue, concern or crime every day since we turned the system on,” said another.
“Many reported cases related to thefts, fights, protests, mishaps etc. have been solved using our surveillance video recordings in investigations,” said a third.
The incidents and situations that are investigated using security cameras run the gamut, including the unauthorized shooting of TikTok videos on campus, vandalism, bike accidents, fights, falling trees, thefts, cars using parking lots to “drift” and more.
K-12 respondents were the most effusive about their video surveillance system coverage and quality, with 71% saying their coverage and 68% saying their quality is excellent or good. Respondents from higher education were the least likely to rate their coverage and quality as excellent or good… 51% and 57% respectively.