Torrence Sound Safeguarding Assets: Innovative Campus Perimeter Security
In the insightful article “Extending the Perimeter on Campus Security and Safety” by Security Today, the imperative to address the multifaceted challenges of campus security and safety is highlighted. Recognizing the vulnerabilities of educational institutions as “soft targets,” there is an advocacy for a proactive approach to extending perimeter security, surpassing conventional safety measures.
For many colleges and universities, the focus on safety extends beyond active shooter scenarios, encompassing the broader challenge of securing physical keys and assets. The potential consequences of unauthorized access to critical assets are emphasized, prompting institutions to reconsider their approach to intelligent key and asset management.
An exemplary case is the Rochester Institute for Technology (RIT), a prominent private university with over 19,700 students. RIT’s public safety department collaborated to implement an intelligent weapons locker system. The installation of twenty lockers on campus resulted in increased efficiency, improved time management, and substantial cost savings. RIT’s proactive approach sets a model for other educational institutions seeking enhanced security for their valuable assets, whether firearms, radios, or information-containing devices.
Educational institutions are encouraged to adopt a modern approach to an antiquated system, emphasizing the need for secure and efficient asset management. The article underscores that embracing change, as demonstrated by RIT’s transition from manual asset checkouts with pen and paper to an intelligent system like Traka’s, can lead to significant improvements in overall security and effectiveness.
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