Our latest white paper highlights the importance of establishing a secure visitor entry center as part of a multilayered approach to school safety and security.
The key to ensuring our children’s futures is ensuring their schools are safe and secure. The first step towards safety is securing the school doors. However, this is not always a simple task, as demonstrated by the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The shooter was able to enter the school through a door that should have been locked.
Locking and securing exterior doors can be the difference between life and death, making the control of school campuses and buildings a top concern for school officials. But, striking a balance between user-friendly, welcoming environments and secure facilities can be challenging. While no access control system can completely eliminate the risk of unauthorized entry, school districts and administrators must take reasonable steps to reduce these risks.
Securing Primary Entrances
In today’s world, where safety threats are a constant concern, school districts and administrators need to implement access control strategies that are both robust and convenient. The PASS Secure Visitor Entry Center White Paper emphasizes the importance of a multilayered approach to school safety and security, including physical barriers like controlled access points and perimeter fencing, and electronic systems such as keycards or biometric access control.
Additionally, the white paper highlights the importance of visitor management systems, including screening and tracking visitors.
It also emphasizes the need for staff training and awareness programs. Educators and school personnel should receive training on security protocols, emergency response procedures, and the proper use of access control systems. School districts and administrators can create a safer environment for students, staff, and visitors by fostering a culture of security and vigilance.
No security system can offer absolute protection, but the white paper provides a comprehensive guide to help schools strengthen their access control measures. School districts can significantly improve safety on their campuses by implementing the recommendations outlined in the white paper and combining them with the PASS School Safety and Security Guidelines.
Please take some time to read the PASS Secure Visitor Entry Center White Paper and assess how you can apply the recommendations in your school.
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