Survey Shows Diversity, Depth of Video Surveillance System Use on Campus
The vast majority of U.S. schools, institutions of higher education, and healthcare facilities rely on security cameras to help protect their campuses, and most use this equipment daily, according to the 2022 Campus Safety Video Surveillance Survey. These systems have become the workhorses that most campus public safety, security, and emergency management departments use to monitor everything from entrances and exits to parking facilities, pharmacies, visitors, weather conditions, and more.
Because video surveillance is such an integral part of campus safety and security, these solutions must be properly maintained and, on occasion, upgraded or replaced. That’s why this year’s survey also asked about system maintenance and replacement, as well as who is responsible for those tasks, be they systems integrators, security contractors, onsite personnel, or others.
Nearly 600 campus security, law enforcement, and other technology professionals participated in this year’s questionnaire. Read on to see the results.
93% of Schools, Colleges, and Hospitals Have Security Cameras
Security cameras continue to be extremely popular with campus protection professionals, and their popularity shows no signs of waning. Like last year’s survey, overall, more than nine in 10 (93%) of respondents to this year’s survey said their campus/district or facility has some sort of video surveillance system.
In fact, video surveillance is so critical to campus security and safety that just over half of all of this year’s respondents said they are considering purchasing new cameras or solutions or expanding, updating, or replacing the systems they have in the next two years.
At 57%, institutions of higher education were the most likely to say they are in the market for new or updated systems, compared to K-12 respondents at 47% and healthcare respondents at 52%.