Student housing is an important market for the security industry to focus on. Parents are concerned about the safety of the children during what is usually their first time living away from home. Students may have concerns due to the frequent safety issues being encountered by university students across the country. Here are some important factors in student housing security.
Keeping Buildings and Neighborhoods Secure
When it comes to building safety, one of the primary concerns is access. How many access points are there for each apartment? Is each door and window secured? Is there a proper amount of video surveillance to protect students in the parking lot, or are there too many blind spots? Does the lighting allow surveillance to offer protection during the night hours?
Another factor involves access to parking lots and communities. Is access to the parking garage or lot only available to those living in the building? What measures are in place to ensure that only students who live in the community can access the lot and buildings?
In Case of an Emergency
One of the biggest questions has to be what happens if an actual emergency arises. This is when security monitoring becomes key. Having a system for security in place is only half the battle. Monitoring ensures that if an emergency does arise, the proper authorities can be alerted immediately. This helps to protect students and to reduce the threat of property damage from things such as fire or vandalism.
NMC’s customer service reps are well trained to respond to even the most sensitive of situations.