Security Plan ChecklistAre you an integrator looking for a checklist/assessment to use when doing a school site visit? Contact us, and we’ll send you a free copy of the PASS K-12 Security Plan Checklist! It walks you through security layers involving:

  • Procedures
  • Drills
  • Property perimeter
  • Parking lots
  • Building perimeter
  • Video surveillance
  • Visitor control
  • Classroom
  • Emergency notification


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In 2017, PASS K-12 prepared a summary of school security costs by state, building type, and tier. View the cost summary here.





Download Position StatementPASS released a position statement on classroom barricade devices, a question currently under debate in several jurisdictions across the country.

Enter your information into the form below, and get an instant download of the PASS Guidelines for School Security.

The guidelines will walk you step-by-step through identifying your school’s potential threats, as well as the security layers you should employ in order to mitigate risk and keep students and staff safe.

The guidelines are customized based on local risk levels and available resources and budgets.

We also provide integrators with risk assessments and white papers that can be used when working with schools to evaluate and establish the best security protection for their building. If you’re an integrator looking for this information, please contact us.

PASS Guidelines for School Security

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DISCLAIMER OF LEGAL LIABILITY: The materials and information in the Partner Alliance for Safer School “Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools” (the “Guidelines”) are provided by the Security Industry Association (“SIA”), the National Systems Contractors Association (“NSCA”) and other participating organizations for informational purposes and are to be used as a tool to help school officials navigate the challenges associated with security equipment and processes. SIA and NSCA have taken reasonable efforts to ensure that all materials and information included in the Guidelines are accurate and consistent with standards of good practice in the general security industry. As new risks and life safety issues emerge, however, security approaches and recommendations may change. For this reason, it is recommended that school officials evaluate the applicability of the Guidelines in light of particular situations and changing standards. The review of the Guidelines is not a substitute for obtaining security advice from qualified security providers and other professionals.

The information presented in the Guidelines is provided “as is” without representation or warranty of any kind. In no event shall SIA or NSCA, or their respective directors, officers or employees, be held liable for any losses, injuries, damages or any other consequences resulting from, or arising in connection with, the use or reliance on the Guidelines, or any information or materials contained therein.