Access Control


California School Board Considers Electronic Locks

California School Board Considers Electronic Locks

In March, Rancho Santa Fe School District limited access to entrance points on campus and formed a Safety Advisory Committee of parents, teachers, classified staff, administrators, board member Sarah Neal, and RSF Community Center Director Linda Durket.

Citing Security, Schools Push Back on Polling Site Designation

Citing Security, Schools Push Back on Polling Site Designation

Schools push back on polling site designations due to security concerns



Texas School District Introduces Video Intercom System

Texas School District Installs Video Intercom System

Texas school district implements video intercom system for better access control.

Campus Security & Life Safety Summit Heading to Phoenix

Campus Security & Life Safety Summit Heading to Phoenix

The Campus Security & Life Safety team is taking its one-day Summit to Phoenix, Ariz.

N.Y. Hospital Implements Visitor Management Program

N.Y. Hospital Implements Visitor Management Program

Beginning Wednesday, security officers were stationed at all entrances to help guide visitors to the appropriate areas. Security at the facility is also limiting entrance to the hospital to three locations and the Emergency Department.

New Parkland School to be Built like a Fortress

New Parkland School to be Built like a Fortress

A new charter school just miles from Marjory Stoneman Douglas could be the most advanced campus in terms of security in the state.

Why, Where And When To Retrofit

Why, Where and When to Retrofit

As the push for connected campuses advances, many facilities are looking to upgrade their security systems from mechanical to electronic access control.

Securing Classrooms: Integrating The First Unified Security System

Securing Classrooms: Integrating the First Unified Security System

With gun violence now a reality in school corridors and classrooms, officials are faced with the significant, yet daunting, task of ensuring that students, faculty and staff are secure in what traditionally has been considered a safe environment.

Metal Detectors Help Keep School and University Events Safe

For any school system looking to expand or enhance their safety measures, metal detectors offer one line of defense for deterring weapons and other threatening objects from entering school buildings and campus athletic/special event facilities.

Bridging The Gap

Bridging the Gap

When searching for a new access control provider, Townsend cited the security of students and protection of facilities as two of the biggest challenges the new system needed to manage.

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