29 January 1997 Systematic, appropriate, and cost-effective application of security technologies in U.S. public schools to reduce crime, violence, and drugs
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Proceedings Volume 2934, Security Systems and Nonlethal Technologies for Law Enforcement; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.265408
Event: Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, 1996, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
As problems of violence and crime become more prevalent in our schools, more and more school districts will elect to use security technologies to control these problems. While the desired change in student and community attitudes will require significant systemic change through intense US social programs, security technologies can greatly augment school staff today by providing services similar to having extra adults present. Technologies such as cameras, sensors, drug detection, biometric and personnel identification, lighting, barriers, weapon and explosives detection, anti- graffiti methods, and duress alarms can all be effective, given they are used in appropriate applications, with realistic expectations and an understanding of limitations. Similar to a high-risk government facility, schools must consider a systems approach to security, which includes the use of personnel and procedures as well as security technologies, such that the synergy created by all these elements together contributes more tot he general 'order maintenance' of the facility than could be achieved by separate measures not integrated or related.
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Mary W. Green, Mary W. Green, } "Systematic, appropriate, and cost-effective application of security technologies in U.S. public schools to reduce crime, violence, and drugs", Proc. SPIE 2934, Security Systems and Nonlethal Technologies for Law Enforcement, (29 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.265408; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.265408
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