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Education crime crack down

Posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2012 by Victoria

An article written by info4security informs of how almost half of education facilities have been victims of crime, having their ICT equipment stolen. With establishments now spending thousands of pounds in improving learning with high tech equipment, it becomes crucial that more is done to crack down on schools becoming targets for thieves.

A report conducted by Lapsafe at this year’s BETT show showed that almost half of schools, colleges and universities have had ICT stolen in the last 3 years. Equipment such as laptops, netbooks, MP3 players, tablets and gaming devices have all been the target for thieves and the conducted research suggests that this trend is on the rise, which is not surprising as education facilities are a hub for expensive equipment and are becoming increasingly attractive to criminals.

Therefore it is evident that educators should think about placing vital plans in action to reduce this risk of theft and be protected should anything occur. There a are huge number of methods suggested to ensure this and a recent report by The LEA have shown that CCTV can be affective in both deterring such activity and capturing anyone that wishes to try their luck.

One way is to install IP cameras, this is both a cost-effective solution, as the cameras can use the schools existing IT network infrastructure and storage, and a proven method of deterring criminal activity and theft. The cameras come with many beneficial features as well as future proofing the school.

If you would like know more about how IP cameras can help with school securities please visit our ‘How Y-cam help’s Education’ online page.

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