13 Jul 2017

We understand the issues you face: Universities

The education sector is a gateway to the future for young people all over the world. But to assure this passage, schools must guarantee their students safety as well as their education.

Universities are large and open areas, some facilitating thousands of students. This unfortunately makes them vulnerable to crimes such as theft, assault, and rape, among others. There is also the deadly threat, based on recent history, of campuses being targeted by shooters.

Vanderbilt understands the issues faced by the education sector. Many universities are spread across a wide radius, and contain popular student destinations such as bars, restaurants, gyms, and sporting facilities.

One such popular student destination, the library, is a key example of the problematic issues that face the education sector. Libraries are often open late or even 24/7 to accommodate student learning for assignments and exams. Libraries also house an abundance of valuable equipment such as state-of-the-art computers and printers.

However, their opening hours and equipment makes them sensitive to theft, while the fact that they are focal gathering points for many students makes them a major priority in securing students’ safety in the event of an active shooter on campus.

Vanderbilt has solutions across access control, intrusion detection, and video management to help combat these issues. For instance, in the event of an active shooter, Vanderbilt’s solutions can provide zonal access control lockdown and muster reporting. Vanderbilt also has enhanced access control and video management that offer versatility for multitasking. 

Security in education is an essential issue. It requires thoughtful attention and procedure while allowing room for agility, adaptability, and dependability moving forward – flagship traits of the Vanderbilt brand. Students want to attain a higher education in a safe and secure environment while enjoying their first step into varied careers. Vanderbilt’s solutions respond to these expectations and enable effective safeguarding foundations to be laid.