22 Feb · Tim Carter · No Comments

It goes without saying that children are the most important members of any society. It has been said, time and again, that they are the future and this could not possibly be truer. It is for this very reason daycare centers exist and thrive. They offer the children opportunities to learn and have fun; often at the same time.

Some child care centers have taken things to the next level by making use of technology to run major activities. Discovery Tree Academy is among these cutting-edge kindergartens. Such institutions are among the best of their kind and ensure that you child gets to grow, learn and explore life in a safe and nurturing environment.

How technology is applied in child safety

Technology has many applications in daycares today. However, there is no denying that the most important is in security and ensuring child safety. Below are five ways through which technology is applied to achieve this.

1. Surveillance

This is done usually through use of CCTV cameras mounted inside and around the institutions. These cameras give life feeds to people employed to constantly monitor them for any incidents or unusual events. This ensures that at all times, your children are being watched over.

2. Identification

These days, almost everyone’s records are available online. The people whose records are of interest here include everyone from the students themselves and teaching staff to the support staff and parents or child guardians. This is very important as it ensures that only authorized people have access to you child.

3. Access monitoring

Here, technology is used to determine who is allowed into the facilities and who is not. Access monitoring helps to keep the facilities safe from intruders and therefore enhances your child’s security.

4. Communication

This is one of the most obvious yet the most underrated use of technology in ensuring child safety. One way this is done is through direct communication links to parents. This allows quick and efficient passing of messages in case the parent is needed at school for a given incident. The other way this is achieved is through having links to important emergency service providers in case they are needed. This ensures that they get there as soon as possible to resolve any issues.

5. Automated alarm systems

These also work to deter unauthorized entry into the facilities. Alarms can be set to respond to motion or heat and this comes in very handy in keeping the building safe during off-hours. It also helps when the kids are around to keep out sneaky criminals who might try to get into the premises without permission. These, of course are very rare occurrences but it is always better to be safe than sorry.

After all is said and done, there is no denying that your child needs to be in a school where their security is one of the highest priorities. This way, you can be sure that as they get enriched with knowledge and fun memories, they are always in safe hands.

Tim Carter

I’m Tim Carter, a thirty something year old, husband, father, childcare owner, and chocolate brownie lover. I believe children deserve better and only hope this blog will create a little change.