3 Most Common Questions About Classroom Cameras

October 10th, 2018

Over the past few years, more and more schools throughout the state of TX have installed cameras in their classrooms. If you’re an administrator who is considering doing so, you may be concerned about potential backlash and privacy issues. Similarly, if you’re a parent whose student will be attending one of these schools, you may also have similar concerns. Below are the answers to the three most common questions about cameras in TX classrooms. 

Will The School District Prioritize Safety Over Privacy?

One of the most significant reasons why there is backlash to putting cameras in schools is because people believe that students and teachers should be granted some degree of privacy in the classroom. Parents and teachers both tend to raise concerns not only about what the cameras will record, but perhaps more importantly, how the video will be stored.

However, school safety is becoming a more pressing issue, and it may be time for school administrators to emphasize safety ahead of privacy concerns. If an administrator is considering this program, they should talk with parents ahead of time and create a line of communication so that parents can voice their concerns.

How Will The School Climate Change?

The short answer is, “For the better.” Security cameras could have a positive impact on a school environment in the following ways:

  • Bullying and harassment incidents could be reduced significantly
  • Teachers will work harder and be more engaged with their students
  • Students will dedicate themselves entirely to learning

Knowing that school administrators could be watching their every move could be enough of a deterrent for these three parties. Thus, security cameras could go a long way toward providing a more comfortable and accepting learning environment.

Does The School Have The Funds Needed To Support Cameras?

This is also another primary concern for administrators and parents, as they do not want to waste funds that they cannot spend. While it’s easy to make the argument that cameras in the classroom are not a waste of funds, and more so an investment in the learning environment, you can rest assured that when working with security experts they find a plan that fits your budget.

Security experts do not offer cookie-cutter or one-size-fits-all security solutions. Instead, they come up with a customized plan for each school with which we work. Different schools have different layouts and different financial restrictions, so administrators can rest assured that they’ll receive a security system tailored to their needs.

Want To Learn More?

If you’re a school administrator who is looking to add security cameras to the classrooms in your school, be sure to contact Grayson Pro-Tech today. We have helped multiple schools in the Denison area come up with a comprehensive security system that addresses both their needs inside of the school and on the school’s perimeter as well.

Our trained technicians will work with you to come up with a comprehensive plan of action. We will advise you based on our expertise, but we will also listen so that we can understand your concerns with this type of project so that you may provide your students with a safe and hospitable learning environment.