Enhancing School Safety & Security | Security Alarm

Enhancing School Safety And Security Posted on September 25, 2014 by

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Schools may no longer be the safe havens we once considered them to be. Security on campus is a major concern for staff, students and parents. And recent headlines dominated by news of school shootings and other acts of violence can make it difficult to think of schools as secure spaces.

Thankfully, more and more school systems are adopting security measures to improve the safety and security of students and teachers. While schools can’t prevent every violent act, they are increasingly making sure they’re prepared to handle security issues that might arise.

Whether you’re a parent, a student, or a staff member, it’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with your school’s safety policies and procedures. The more informed we are about safety and security, the safer our schools will be.

Why Is School Safety And Security Important?

Staff and students’ physical safety is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to school safety and security. Unsafe schools also make it difficult for students to learn and achieve at their highest potential.

Caring for students’ basic safety needs is one step we can all take toward improving school security. While installing metal detectors or security cameras won’t solve every school safety issue, they’re small steps to take to make students feel more secure.

More secure schools foster happier, more comfortable students. And students who are less concerned about their physical well-being can focus more on learning and achieving.

How Can We Make School Safety And Security Better?

While states vary on security requirements for schools, a recent study by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) noted the following measures have helped provide safer school environments for our children and staff.

These include:

  • Controlling building access with systems, security cameras, and CCTV
  • Security and fire alarm systems
  • Metal detectors
  • Emergency preparedness plans (including lockdown procedures and exercise drills)
  • School security staff
  • Partnerships with local law enforcement and county officials
  • Safety and risk assessments
  • Security and crisis training programs

Implementing the above measures are crucial for better school security. But it’s also important that we continue to work together as a community to recognize dangers, be proactive, and build a safer environment for our children’s education.

School Safety And Security Solutions

At Security Alarm, we strive to provide Southern Illinois schools with the best in school security technology. We have over 35 years of education security experience. 

Here are just a few of the services we provide to keep schools safe:

Our goal is to provide systems that put the safety and security of our children and teaching staff first.

Learn More About School Safety & Security Services

What Our Customers Are Saying:

We had a security system installed in January of 2020. The guys that did the installation were very knowledgeable and even cleaned up where they did any drilling.I like this system because all equipment is mine and will stay with the house if it's sold. All the new owners will have to do is call for monthly monitoring.
Kelly Pierce
Kelly Pierce
19:04 14 Feb 20
Larry Ohms was so helpful with changes that needed to be made after the death of my sister. He was very kind & professional. Joy G.
Joy Gaddis
Joy Gaddis
17:36 05 Dec 19
Work was completed within a reasonable amount of time and the technician was able to field any questions I had. The system works well.
Jason Ditto
Jason Ditto
02:18 27 Nov 19
Great service on every encounter with Security Alarm of Salem, Illinois. The latest example occurred yesterday as service manager Erin listened to my explanation of our fire alarm problem and understood the urgent need of repair. Technician Joe Morrison quickly arrived at our Cila and demonstrated why the problem was some where other than the fire alarm equipment. He explained it in a manner this old man ( me ) would understand. Many THANKS to all involved, especially Erin and Joe.
Randall Griffith
Randall Griffith
02:24 23 Oct 19
We were very impress with Mr Ohms during initial inspectionand quote. Friendly easy to talk with, answered all questions eventhe ones we didn't ask..the service tech was knowledgeable & dedicatedto presenting reliable service
dblu long
dblu long
07:55 14 Oct 19
Always helpful, had a little problem today called in and there tech helped me over the phone fix the problem , have been a customer for years & wouldn't trust anyone else for my security systems. THANKS
Dan Rainbolt
Dan Rainbolt
20:51 09 Oct 19
I am completely satisfied with the service and response to any questions or concerns that I have had with my system. The sales person who came to check our system recently was very knowledgeable on the system and helped us with their her app to arm and disarm the system. Installed some new technology which our problem. I would recommend this company to anyone needing a security system
Vicki Baker
Vicki Baker
16:55 01 Oct 19
I have been a customer of Security Alarm for several years. They installed and have maintained a burglar alarm at our residence and farm buildings. In mid-August, 2019, we had inside, electronic damage due to a lightning strike. Even with the difficulties of diagnosing/repairing our burglar alarm after lightning damage, Security Alarm stayed with the job to see the project through. When repair difficulties arose, Security Alarm sent their most-experienced alarm technician at no charge to figure out what was still wrong. After a very long Friday, Jim found the problem, made the repair, programmed the main panel, and tested every component of the alarm system. Now, everything is working correctly. I really appreciated Security Alarm's fair handling of the repair and their honesty exemplified through not charging me for unproductive time when, for whatever reason, they were not able to correctly diagnose the problem (the problem was ultimately a defective new, out-of-the-box part that they replaced). They listened to my concerns and acted accordingly.
Jason Henry
Jason Henry
23:35 29 Sep 19
My system was outdated, and I called Security Alarm to up date it for me since I had boughten it from them in the past. Service was extrremely fast, professional job, they were extremely friendly and were very helpful employees. I wouldn''t use any other alarm company. They are A++ in my opinion.
Dennis Shelton
Dennis Shelton
18:28 06 Sep 19
The initial visit with Larry the sales rep- he went over everything in detail and walked throughout my house to point out what could be used where (glass breaking vs. window alarm) They scheduled install immediately (other local company took over 2 weeks to scheduled for my grandma's house) The installers were very professional and courteous (were even sweeping up what little mess they made) I am not easily impressed but they definitely have surpassed my expectations already! Thank you to the Security Alarm team!
Julie Roye
Julie Roye
15:14 04 Sep 19
We moved to Salem Il 2 1/2 years ago. We had heard nothing but good things about Security Alarm. They worked to build the kind of system I wanted in our home. They are professional and customer care is their long suit. From Larry who sold the alarm to Daniel and Aaron Dice who worked with me, we have a trouble fee unit. What impresses me the most is that we did have issues and Security Alarm stepped up without me asking, and redesigned and upgraded our system to a much different higher quality system that would work flawlessly for our needs. All of this was at their expense. This is something you just don't find anymore. They are proactive and in our particular case, there was a better solution and they handled it with smiles. They just completed a video installation the other day at our home. If you want the best security system and the most superior service do not think twice about calling Security Alarm.
Peter MEYERS
Peter MEYERS
21:17 02 Sep 19
This is a GREAT company! I am very pleased with my Security Alarm system. Installation was quick and the installers were efficient and courteous.
Leigh S.
Leigh S.
17:01 23 Jul 19
Security Alarm has wonderful customer service and knowledgeable technicians. They are quick to respond to any problems we have and always available to answer our questions.
Leah Fiorina
Leah Fiorina
16:13 16 Jul 19
Always great, prompt and impeccable service. I would highly recommend!
Scott Walker
Scott Walker
14:07 10 Jul 19
Wonderful company! Super nice. Easy to do business with. Something for every budget. Decent people! Can’t say enough nice things.
Tracy Johnson
Tracy Johnson
21:26 01 Jul 19
Larry who gave the quote was very cost conscious and courteous. He took time to explain all the features of the system for my mom. Living in another state he went above and beyond. Curtis the installer was very friendly, professional, he took the time to show her the system and didn't leave until she felt comfortable operating the system. Great company, family owned and you aren't put on hold. Use them if you are getting an alarm system.
Tina Phelps
Tina Phelps
22:25 11 Jun 19
Security Alarm takes care of our School's needs in a timely and professional manner. We are very satisfied with their services.
Dana Waggoner
Dana Waggoner
18:28 30 May 19
Best fire & safety company I have worked with. They do what they say they are going to do. Great Follow up & techs are knowledgeable,
hr sheevam
hr sheevam
22:05 20 May 19
We had a great experience! Everything from the beginning sales call through the final set up was friendly and efficient.
Russell Tomblin
Russell Tomblin
12:02 02 May 19
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Pam Smith
Pam Smith
16:34 26 Apr 19
A priority of our school district is to keep our students and staff safe. Security Alarm has made this not only possible but very convenient for us. Their knowledge of the industry keeps us up to date on building security. We have been nothing but pleased with both the alarm system as well as the video surveillance system. They have always handled our questions not only in a timely manner but with great professionalism. Thank you Security Alarm.
Robin Brooks
Robin Brooks
15:43 25 Jan 19
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Mary Naegele
Mary Naegele
16:05 16 Jan 19
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Brian Van Horn
Brian Van Horn
00:02 28 Nov 18
We have used Security Alarm for several years and have been happy with our choice!
Mike Bottiaux
Mike Bottiaux
01:30 06 Aug 18
We utilize Security Alarm for all of our locations. I have always felt they put the customer first. Any issues that may arise they are always there to find a resolution quickly. I trust this company with our healthcare business and would recommend them for anyone looking for security or alarm services. Chris Frost VP Information TechnologyHeartland Women's Healthcare
chris frost
chris frost
17:00 20 Mar 18
I have been using Security Alarm at my home and businesses for several years. The service is always top notch. I just called and requested a certificate of installation. They sent it within 5 minutes. I love dealing and doing business locally and they make it easy to do business with them. Dorinda was who handled the certificate and I appreciate her efforts!
Wes Monken
Wes Monken
19:49 09 Aug 17
Great service and great reps!
Shelli McIntosh
Shelli McIntosh
14:34 02 Aug 17
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Richard Golding
Richard Golding
15:48 30 Jun 17
Quality installation, reasonable price. Ability to cater a system design to meet your needs. I was pleased with their service and installation at my...
Randy O.
Randy O.
03:12 27 Apr 17
Everyone I dealt with at Security Alarm was professional, personable and helpful. Larry, the salesperson, understood our requirements and budget limitations. He explained and demonstrated the system well. The installers did a great job of working around our patrons while the library stayed open. They were in good spirits and got along well with each other, our staff and the patrons. We're very pleased with our new security system.
Susan Colbert
Susan Colbert
13:58 21 Apr 17
They have been my provider for years. Easy to work with and you talk with knowledgeable staff when you call. They always keep me informed about new technology.
Ashley Thompson
Ashley Thompson
17:28 05 Jan 17
I got burglerized in July and wanted to get a home alarm system. I had heard nothing but good things about this company and decided to call them. Aaron Dice came out and told me all about the system and different options and we came up with the perfect solution. Wade came out and did a amazing installation. Very professional explained everything and it works great. Much less money that I expected to pay.They have been in business for ever and don't need this review but I wanted to say what a good expierence I had because when someone has what they consider a bad one they tell everyone but never when they have a good one! Great job guys and keep up the good work!
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