Two important elements of securing the people and property of your church are video surveillance and access control.
Martin Sinderman · November 12, 2017
PEOPLE, PROCESSES and technology are all part of the mix when it comes to church security.
Two important elements of securing the people and property of your church are video surveillance and access control. Multi-Use Surveillance A good video surveillance system can serve multiple purposes. Along with providing a church with a means to monitor what’s going on in its facilities, a video surveillance system can also help keep bad incidents from happening, according to Brian McAuliffe, director of Risk Management at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago.
“A video surveillance system can be a deterrent to crime,” says McAuliffe. “People who are going to try to do something are typically first going to look to for cameras – and if they see any around, they are likely not to do it.” Facilities-wise, this church serves a congregation of some 25,000, on seven campuses, ranging in size from 800,000 square-feet at its main South Barrington building, down to an average of 30,000 to 40,000 squarefeet in six other facilities.