As video surveillance on campus becomes the norm, some thought leaders are also calling for caution. Video security shouldn’t be a knee-jerk reaction to safety issues—it should be a thoughtful assessment made with proper consideration for student safety, privacy, and equity. This article provides a four-step framework for developing school video surveillance policies that are effective, thoughtful, and responsible.
Many schools are using relief funds to prepare for a safe return to in-person learning on-campus. The good news is that schools have plenty of flexibility in deciding how to go about this. The challenge is—how do you strike a balance between using the funds to address immediate needs, and providing long-term value to your school, students, and faculty? For many schools, Rhombus' video security solution is an effective two-pronged approach to this challenge. Rhombus provides smart security cameras with a unified platform that's ideal for schools who want a system that's powerful, but easy to use.
Video surveillance is a tool for campus safety that’s becoming increasingly prevalent in schools. For campuses that already use security cameras or have plans to implement them, it's essential to understand what is and isn’t legally permitted.