Why PASS?

The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) offers the most comprehensive information available on best practices specifically for securing school facilities, vetted extensively by experts across the education, public safety and industry sectors.

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PASS School Safety and Security Guidelines

The information, tools and insight needed to implement a tiered approach to securing and enhancing the safety of school environments based on individual needs, nationwide best practices and effective utilization of available resources.

Are You Prepared for Security Disasters on Your Campus?

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When it comes to security disasters and other emergencies, are you prepared? September is National Preparedness Month—an excellent time to review the PASS Guidelines. But also why we want to highlight the work of one of our partners, the Security Industry Association (SIA). We interviewed Jake Parker about his role with the organization, how SIA helps its members prepare for security-related situations and more.

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How to Evaluate Your Duress Alarm Options

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Let’s delve into the world of duress alarms, including Alyssa’s Laws dictating how much time first responders have to address an emergency on school campuses in each state and why it’s so important to have expert help when choosing a system for your school.

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Improving Access Control Takes Everyone, Especially You

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Physical security consultant Paul Timm works with schools to reduce safety and security risks on their campuses to
encourage safer environments for learning. According to Timm, improving access control systems is critical to security planning and it involves the efforts of everyone—including you. Learn more about why.

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Ready to Support the Work of PASS?

To grow the work that PASS has been doing to make schools safer and more secure, we need the support of companies and organizations like yours.

Our partners include stakeholders throughout the education, public safety and industry sectors that share our vision for improving school safety.