The Herald Sun recently published an article by Wes Hoskin that discussed the falling rate of crimes around school properties in Victoria due to an increase in security measures.

“Crime falls at Victorian schools thanks to security clampdown”

The majority of offences were identified as burglaries, followed by property damage and vandalism. These types of offences were resulting in expensive repairs that were draining school budgets. To counter this unfortunate situation, schools in Victoria have been enlisting the services of security companies and high technology security systems.

In order to protect our communities’ primary and high schools, it is imperative that we take essential steps that can simply yet effectively increase our awareness of the locations.

Enhancing the design of monitoring devices and re-assessing the security guard routines to avoid black spots can help to identify any flaws in the school’s otherwise secure layout. It can also, in some circumstances, assist in identifying offenders. Publicly announcing such changes and improvements to security has the potential to act as a deterrent for future offences.

By strengthening these security procedures, schools can attribute more of their budget aspects that are much more important, improving the education of today’s young people.


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