Preventing theft in school environments
As most educators are aware the more time you have spent in a school environment the more likely it is that you will have experienced an accident at the school, or you will someday. Of course the goal of any solid risk management and loss control plan is to minimize the risk of accidents, but it is prudent to have an accident response plan in place so that if an accident occurs there will be a planned response to minimize damages and provide adjusters with information necessary to handle resulting claims.
While there may not be one solution for businesses to prevent theft from their facilities, there are some practical steps schools can take to reduce the risk of crime. With schools using more laptops, personal computers, and iPads in the education process, they have also created a technology rich environment for thieves. These small electronic items are easily sold for quick cash rewarding the criminal for their efforts. Precious metals including copper from air conditioning units are also a common target of school burglars.
In the past, schools were not an appealing target for burglars because there was a very limited amount of items worth taking. The level of building security at many schools has not caught up with the value of items that need protection from criminals. Reducing the risk of thefts in schools can be done relatively easily without incurring huge expenses. The solutions come from following traditional crime prevention tips:
The information provided in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as all encompassing, or suitable for all situations, conditions, and environments. Please contact us or your attorney if you have any questions.