Church Security Systems – Video Surveillance
Every year there are about 2.5 million burglaries across the U.S. Unfortunately, churches and places of worship are becoming more common targets among thieves and vandals–which means that it’s never been a better time to invest in a security system for your church. Not only can a reliable security system deter would-be criminals (66% of burglars admit to avoiding properties where alarm systems are visible–and homes and businesses without visible security are 300% more likely to be targeted), but you can add a sense of security for those who attend your services for worship.
Each church or place of worship is unique, and there’s no one-size-fits all security system that will meet everyone’s unique needs and goals. This means it’s in your best interest to discuss your needs and goals with a security expert to ensure your church winds up with the best coverage and security possible.
For example, an experienced security consultant and integrator can help find strategic places for video surveillance cameras to ensure maximum coverage across the premises, including:
- The perimeter of the entire church for external monitoring
- Inside the main congregation/worship area
- The office areas (where workers and volunteers may be)
- Other rooms such as storage rooms (to protect equipment), classrooms, and kitchens, if applicable
Security Equipment for Churches
Security cameras are a crucial part of a church security system, but they alone may not be enough to deter bolder criminals. Additional security technology can–and should–be utilized for maximum security and coverage. For example, having sensors installed on doors and windows can help prevent break-ins and theft. These sensors can be configured to emit sirens, alert the local authorities, and can be configured to send alerts to your phone to keep you updated.
There are other more advanced security technologies you may wish to employ. For example, you may wish to utilize access control for one or more rooms or offices in your church to limit who may access these areas and when. Another useful option may be perimeter sensors to help deter would-be vandals from getting to close to the church and other buildings and possibly damage sculptures and statues, stain glass, or other valuable assets.
If you’re interested in setting up a reliable security system that can properly monitor and protect your church, be sure to consult with local security experts to ensure you get the gear you need for the best protection with your budget.
If you’re in the East Texas area, be sure to give 3D Security, Inc. a call or reach out on our contact form to discuss your situation and needs. With nearly 30 years in the security industry, we’ve installed security systems for churches and places of worship of all types and sizes–we have the knowledge and experience you can count on.