The church is meant to be a sanctuary for people to find respite day and night. Regardless of your faith, people feel a sense of safety within the four walls of their respective parish. Unfortunately, in the United States, hate attacks have been on the rise, some targeting those of particular faiths. There’s also been a surge in arrests related to burglary and theft. That’s why some churches are taking extra precautions, putting in security systems that make sure that everyone within those four walls is safe.

Video Surveillance

With a greater emphasis than ever on security, it’s important to have proper video management mechanisms in place. It’s important to have cameras located in areas throughout the church that may susceptible to burglary and theft. Be sure to consider any Confirmation supplies¬†or items for other sacraments that need to be kept set aside for the next day’s communion. Intruders may be on the hunt for idols and shrines that they can sell for cash. There’s also, of course, any cash that may have been accrued in the collection plate from Sunday services.

With a 24/7 video surveillance system, churches can have a bird’s eye view of any potential intrusion and keep secure operations around the clock. With exact specifications, surveillance cameras will ensure that there aren’t people within the facility that don’t belong there. This will alert security officers through CCTV and police to a potential situation for their deployment. Having these added layers of security makes sure that any unwelcome person is properly placed inside correctional facilities.

Sensors and Alarms

With a proper perimeter intrusion detection system, sensors established throughout your church can alert you to someone entering after hours into an area where they don’t belong. By triggering the alarms in the perimeter, security and police can be made aware of this intrusion detection. This can also be set up during a service where many parishioners are in the building, setting off a perimeter sensor to an area where nobody attending mass should be wandering. It essentially creates fence protection that someone casually walking by can set off.

With smart sensors, churches can detect locations and be alerted to any issues that may arise. With seamless integration, you have an intrepid force at your disposal to make sure that the Holy Spirit is the only presence within those walls where a physical being shouldn’t be permitted. Video analytics will help in conjunction with this reliable intrusion detection, having ease of deployment for a critical infrastructure that can spare a church from significant losses physically and financially.

Access Control

By establishing a perimeter security¬†system with video surveillance, churches are able to safely operate around the clock by limiting access to who can get into this system. You’ll want to put this into the trustworthy hands of those who are most involved in the day-to-day operations of the church. Proper perimeter intrusion detection should include closed-circuit monitoring for an established security guard to get proper oversight over critical facets of the building.

Whether a baptism is taking place or parishioners are receiving communion, you want to make sure whoever packs into the church is safe and keeping everyone else safe. The right security system will ensure that a house of God can operate safely, without the worry of someone trying to deter from the message presented. It’s unfortunate that these trends of needing security have arisen, but it’s, unfortunately, a reality today. Be sure to invest in a proper electronic detection system now to prevent any potential issues down the line that will impact your services.