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Ensure Your Students’ Safety with Innovative School Door Security Technology

Peace of Mind with Comprehensive School Door Security

Ensuring the safety and security of students and staff is of utmost importance in any school setting. School door security is a critical aspect of this effort. This involves a combination of access control and security cameras to monitor and restrict access to specific areas of the school.

With rising concerns about school safety, it is essential for schools to invest in reliable and effective security systems. Monarch offers advanced Verkada security solutions that are easy to use, secure, and highly effective.

In this guide, we will explore the importance of school door security and how Verkada’s security solutions can help schools achieve their safety goals. Learn more by speaking with a security expert here at Monarch!

Security Challenges at Schools: Why School Door Security is Vital

Schools are meant to be safe havens for students to learn and grow, but unfortunately, they have become targets for various security threats. Consider the following:

These threats make it essential for schools to implement effective security measures, including access control and security cameras, to ensure the safety and security of students, staff, and visitors.

School desks in a classroom with school door security

Benefits of School Door Security Measures

Ensuring proper school door security is crucial to maintaining a safe learning environment for students and staff. Here are some key benefits of implementing school door security:

  • Deters unauthorized entry
  • Identifies potential security threats with security cameras
  • Provides a safer learning environment
  • Quicker response to emergency situations

By partnering with Monarch and implementing school door security measures, schools can reap the benefits of a safer learning environment.

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School Door Security with Surveillance Cameras

Hallway of a school equipped with school door security solutionS

Security camera systems are an essential component of a comprehensive school security system. Cameras provide visual documentation of potential security breaches. This results in:

  • Deterrence of unwanted visitors
  • Increased likelihood of identifying suspects
  • Students safe from bullying, harassment, and other potentially dangerous situations.

Verkada offers advanced security camera systems with features such as facial recognition, automatic updates, and tamper detection. Additionally, Verkada’s security camera systems can be integrated with their access control systems, providing a seamless and comprehensive security solution for schools.

School Door Security with Access Control Solutions

Classroom of a school with school door security solutions

Access control systems are an essential component of school door security. These systems:

  • Limit access to authorized individuals and help prevent unauthorized entry.
  • Use electronic devices such as door readers, keypads, and biometric scanners to grant or deny access to a building or specific areas within it.
  • Keep track of who enters and exits the building, providing an audit trail for security personnel to review.

Verkada’s access control systems provide real-time notifications and alerts, so security personnel can quickly respond to any security breaches. Additionally, Verkada’s systems are also cloud-based, so administrators can manage access control systems from any location.

Why Choose Verkada?

Verkada family for school door security

Verkada solutions stand out from traditional security systems because they are designed to be user-friendly, scalable, and flexible all while providing enterprise-grade security.

  • Solid-state Storage (SSD)
  • Combination of local and cloud-based storage
  • Simple Plug-and-Play Install
  • Time lapse
  • Floor Plan
  • Regular, Automatic Software Updates
  • Remote Access 24/7
Limitlessly Smart
  • AI-Based Video
    • Motion detection, facial recognition, vehicle license plate recognition
  • Smart Filters
  • Live Alerts
  • Shareable Live Feeds
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • Unlimited Storage on Camera and Cloud
  • Unlimited Users Allowed
  • Infinitely Scalable

Verkada Cameras for Schools

Verkada surveillance cameras for school door security

Monarch offers school door security solutions featuring Verkada cameras that are equipped with AI-analytics, night vision, and real-time monitoring. With high-resolution video quality and advanced features like motion detection and facial recognition, these cameras can help schools identify potential security threats and take appropriate action.

Moreover, these cameras offer a combination of local and cloud-based storage, which ensures that the footage is secure and easily accessible. Overall, Verkada’s hybrid cloud-based cameras are easy to install and manage, making them an ideal choice for schools looking to enhance their security measures.

Our product grids make it easy to find the right camera for your school’s security needs. Keep your students and faculty safe with these state-of-the-art security solutions.

Dome Surveillance Cameras for School Door Security

The Dome Series from Verkada provides enterprise-grade security in a variety of models suitable for any environment – indoors or outdoors. These IP security cameras with analytics have a long-lasting, vandal-resistant design and sensor resolutions of up to 4K.

  • Durable, vandal-proof housing with outdoor models having a weather-resistant design
    • Indoor models: IK08 impact rating
    • Outdoor models: IK10 impact and IP67 weather ratings
Functionality and Storage
  • High resolution cameras – up to 4K
  • Max of 365 days of footage storage in standard quality
  • 128GB – 2TB of onboard storage
  • Low–bandwidth impact
  • Edge processing for motion, People, and Vehicle Analytics
  • Occupancy Trends available only on Dome Series cameras

Bullet Surveillance Cameras for School Door Security

The Bullet Series from Verkada is built to withstand extreme conditions, and its conspicuous appearance is meant to deter would-be assailants. Essentially, it is the ideal cloud-based security camera for harsher areas.

  • Durable and weather-proof
    • IP67 weather rating and IK10 impact rating
  • Lens – Choose between wide-angle or telephoto
Functionality and Storage
  • High resolution cameras – up to 4k
  • Max of 365 days of footage retention in standard quality
  • 128GB–2TB of onboard storage
  • Low–bandwidth impact
  • License Plate Recognition available only for telephoto cameras
  • Edge-based processing for motion, people and vehicle analytics
  • NDAA compliant

Mini Surveillance Cameras for School Door Security

Verkada’s mini series offers a compact and discreet security solution for schools. These cameras are designed to be small and unobtrusive, making them well-suited for installation in tight spaces or in areas where a larger camera may be noticeable.

  • Small and discreet camera
Functionality and Storage
  • Max of 365 days of footage retention in standard quality
  • 128GB – 2TB of onboard storage
  • Low band-width impact
  • Edge–based processing for motion and tamper detection along with People Analytics

Fisheye Surveillance Cameras for School Door Security

Verkada’s fisheye cloud-based security camera offers dynamic viewing experiences with sophisticated onboard processing and a wide–angle 12MP image sensor. In fact, there are five different viewing options available to users: panoramic, digital pan-tilt-zoom, 2-way split, 3-way split, and 4-way split.

  • Durable and weatherproof
    • IP67 weather rating and IK10 impact rating
  • 12MP image sensor for wide–angle coverage
Functionality and Storage
  • Max of 90 days of footage retention in standard quality
  • 512GB–2TB of onboard storage
  • Low–bandwidth impact
  • Five viewing modes
  • Nighttime visibility with IR illuminators (20m/66ft)
  • NDAA compliant

People Analytics — Security Cameras for Schools

People of interest displayed on Command interface for school door security

People Analytics combines cloud-based computer vision with intelligent edge-based video processing to give users high-quality images of every person recognized in the scene.

  • Face Search*
    • You can quickly find people who look like a face you already have in your organization. You can also upload an image of a face of a person of interest.
  • Occupancy Trends
    • Estimate the number of people who cross a customizable digital line on a video feed.
    • Keep track of how a space is being used in order to improve business operations.
  • Person History 
    • Search through high-resolution snapshots of people detected in the frame.
    • Save screenshots or easily access associated high-resolution video.
  • Filters for Attributes
    • Filter by a variety of criteria, such as clothing color, gender appearance, and facial matches.
  • Cross Camera Tracking
    • Quickly identify people of interest or potential suspects across all cameras at all sites.
    • Record and export multiple angles of a person to provide evidence quickly.

*It is important to use the face recognition technology ethically, respecting individuals’ rights to privacy and avoiding bias.

Verkada Access Control for School Door Security

Verkada access control solutions provide robust security features designed to enhance the safety of students and staff. These access control systems offer advanced features such as keyless entry, remote management, and real-time activity tracking, providing a secure and efficient solution for your security needs.

The Verkada AC41 Door Controller

This door controller is a powerful and easy-to-use access control solution that combines enterprise-grade security with a cloud-based management platform.

  • Easily manage doors and access across your organization on the Command platform (schedules, users, building access)
  • Connect with Verkada’s video security system for real-time video analytics on access events
  • Supports secure touchless access using Bluetooth and Verkada’s Pass app
  • Works with existing door hardware and readers
  • Seamless integration to active directory platforms for automatic employee configuration, onboarding, and offboarding.
  • 10-year warranty on all hardware
Verkada door controller for school door security

The Verkada AD32 Door Reader

This Verkada door reader is a versatile and robust access control device that allows individuals to enter doors using low and high-frequency cards or a mobile device with the Verkada Pass app. Consider the following attributes of the Door Reader:

  • Can withstand a harsh environment – IP65 and IK08 ratings
  • Controlled through the Command platform
  • Two different options:
    • Mullion Mount Plate: This option has a sleek design and can be used in smaller spaces such as door frames.
    • Single Gang Mount Plate: This is a common card reader format that can replace existing reader mounts or be used on traditional installations.
Verkada AD32 school door security readers

The Verkada AC62 16 Door Controller

The AC62 16 Door Controller is an enterprise-grade access control panel that simplifies access control for up to 16 doors. It offers the scale and simplicity of the cloud, making access control more efficient and effective with native cloud-based access control.

Enhanced Security Features
  • Seamless integration with Verkada or third-party readers, REX devices, AUX inputs, and wet or dry lock configurations.
  • Connection to the Fire Alarm Interface for emergency events.
  • Customizable access levels and schedules, allowing for tailored access control based on employee roles and schedules.
  • Ethernet connection to Verkada Command eliminates the need for servers and thick or thin clients.
  • Easy-to-use wiring terminals for simplified installation.

With easy installation and integration with existing door hardware, the AC62 is a top choice for any organization seeking to enhance their security measures.

Verkada AC62 16 Door Controller for school door security

The Verkada AX11 IO Controller

The AX11 IO Controller from Verkada is a versatile and scalable device that enables customers to integrate more inputs and outputs to their existing Chicago access control systems. With 16 inputs and 16 outputs, customers can easily integrate access control, cameras, sensors, and alarms.

Simple, Scalable, and Flexible Access Control
  • Seamless integration with Verkada cameras: The AX11 IO controller enables easy monitoring and tagging of video events for door-based events, intrusion detection, and more
  • Event Bridge technology: This feature allows you to bring door events with video analytics into the Command platform while using your existing access control or alarm system. Also provides real-time alerts and reports
  • Supports third-party card door readers: The AX11 IO controller works with Verkada and third-party card door readers, offering you the flexibility to choose the best access control solution for your business.
  • Elevator access control: Manage access to different floors of your building with a Verkada or Wiegand reader.
  • Simplified installation: The AX11 IO controller comes with removable connectors and cable management loops, making wiring simple and streamlined.
Verkada AX11 IO Controller for school door security

School Door Security: Integrating Security Cameras and Access Control on Command

Integrating access control systems with security cameras is a critical component of a school security system. This integration allows school administrators to have real-time visibility into access-based events across multiple buildings, sites, and doors.

Verkada’s unified physical security platform, known as Command, provides seamless integration between cameras, alarms, air quality sensors, and guest management, enabling administrators to manage everything from a single pane of glass.

Access Control: How it Works

Manage access credentials on Command platform

You can manage access control on the Verkada Command platform which is where you can access and monitor all of your devices.

  • Specify the user groups or access levels of the facility on Verkada Command.
  • Design badge templates for each user group or access level
  • Print the badges and issue credentials either in bulk or individually
Command Features
  • Synchronize Profiles: Synchronize users from SSO systems such as Okta and Azure Active Directory, and natively capture access levels and groups.
  • Provisioning with a Single Click: With a single click, employees or students can be issued bluetooth credentials or a physical ID card.
  • Log of Badge Events: On Verkada Command, access a log of badge events to ensure that only authorized individuals have access to secure areas.
  • Unlock Doors from Anywhere, Anytime: Users can remotely unlock authorized doors using either the Verkada Pass and Command Mobile apps
  • One-Tap Instant Lockdown: Create custom Lockdown scenarios that can be activated with a single tap to immediately secure buildings in the event of an emergency.

Protect Your School with the Latest Door Security Solutions

In today’s world, school door security is a critical aspect of ensuring the safety and well-being of students, staff, and visitors. With the increasing number of incidents of violence and threats to school safety, it is crucial for educational institutions to take proactive measures to secure their premises.

Access control systems, security cameras, and their integration provide the necessary tools to prevent unauthorized access and monitor activities within school premises. Verkada, through its hybrid cloud-based cameras, provides a reliable and scalable solution to enhance school security.

Monarch can help educational institutions deploy these systems and keep their premises secure. By implementing these technologies, schools can create a safer environment for their students and staff, ultimately improving their overall educational experience.