October 14, 2016
With many security and safety choices to select from, K-12 school administrators can be overwhelmed with which technology or solution to deploy first. Adding to the dilemma is the major consideration of initial purchase price, operating cost and system management.
Most experts agree that a layered security approach works best when schools are faced with budget constraints. Communication, perimeter management and access control are the key elements to the layers. Preparing for an emergency or even daily incident requires a communication solution to immediately share what is happening internally and with first responders. Private communication solutions significantly improve the safety and security of locked-down building occupants and the ability for first responders to maintain order, even as they attend to the most critical situations first.
Securing the perimeter of the school and even interior doors is important to ensure that no unwanted visitors enter the building. Lockdown of all perimeter doors is a powerful feature that saves lives. With electronic wireless locks, schools can now afford to control all of their interior doors also. Access control provides critical information on who has entered your school and when, and clearly identifies both staff and visitors. The access control system can be integrated with a visitor management solution that checks the background of each potential visitor.
Sielox Class - Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System - is a cost effective, easily deployed, daily incident and crisis management communication solution using existing devices and networks. Class reduces notification time to responders using chat and email alerts, and provides instant visibility using dynamic floor plans for All Hazards. Sielox Class provides critical instant communications and notification for daily incidents and crisis events. Alert levels are pushed to teachers and staff who select condition color status for their location. Both internal and external responders view a dynamic floorplan with color conditions, chat with and monitor events.
Sielox LLC and Technology Partner HID Global Security have long been recognized as leaders in the physical security industry. Sielox Pinnacle advanced access control software and 1700 intelligent controllers integrate with HID readers and credentials, Easy Lobby visitor management and Fargo credential printers to provide multiple layers of security for your students, teachers, staff and assets. Choosing proven and reliable Sielox and HID Global solutions ensure that your limited security dollars are well spent and garner a strong return on investment.
The unfortunate reality is that school safety and security concerns are only going to increase and it is incumbent upon schools to make sure their students and staff are well-prepared for an emergency situation. By layering proven solutions every school can afford to deploy important safeguards to communicate, control access, and secure all doors instantly.
Sielox LLC and HID Global are two industry leaders you can trust to get your layers on.