How safe are your students?
The physical safety of your campus’s students is one of your top priorities. You’ve taken steps to secure your campus through physical security measures such as security cameras and guards. However, you might still be leaving students and employees at risk with inadequate key control practices.
Pegboards, lockboxes, and inefficient manual key logs could lead to theft or violent crimes when keys are misused, stolen, or lost. University employees and outside contractors can take advantage of poor key control to abuse their access to student dorms and apartments. Other assets such as fleet vehicles and valuable or dangerous research materials also make universities tantalizing targets for thieves.
K-12 schools across the country have been rocked by recent events that highlight a need for greater security.
If your college or university receives federal funding — which many major public and private universities do — your public safety or campus police department is hopefully putting the finishing touches on your annual security report (ASR) as required by the Clery Act.
Key control is an essential component of a school’s security program. When keys fall into the wrong hands, schools risk not only loss of assets but lives as well.