Survey: Midwest Administrators Not Extremely Confident in Security


In a survey conducted last month, administrators in midwest schools indicated that they were not confident that their security measures were adequate to thwart threats to their campus. The survey, conducted by security technology provider Wren, polled principals and superintendents from middle and high schools in 12 midwest states, and showed that only 15 percent of respondents were "extremely confident" in their security measures.

However, 70 percent of those polled did report that they were "somewhat ready to deal with security threats, and remaining 15 percent responded that they could significantly improve their level of readiness," according to the report, titled "Midwest School Security Survey."

The survey focused heavily on video surveillance, since Wren is a provider of video surveillance technologies. It found that 55 percent of respondents are already using networked video systems, with the rest of the schools that do have video surveillance systems installed using DVRs and VCRs.

More information about the survey, including an executive summary, can be found at the link below.

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