Allegion Releases School Safety Video Series for K-12 Administrators

The free training videos cover various topics, including funding, door locks, and student mental health.

Allegion Releases School Safety Video Series for K-12 Administrators

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Allegion, a security products and solutions provider, launched “In Session,” a new video series intended to educate K-12 administrators on classroom and facility security, student and faculty safety, and funding.

“A lot has changed over the last few years, so we created this series to help administrators make informed decisions about safety and security today,” said Ken Cook, Allegion director of national safe schools and advocacy. “With outside experts across funding, physical security, student well-being and safety, each video addresses timely challenges facing schools and, most importantly, provides actionable advice.”

The series, a self-serve model, allows viewers to engage with topics that are of interest and learn at their own pace, according to the press release. The videos include:

  1. Q&A with a school funding expert: Dr. Paula Love shares funding resources and opportunities available to some U.S. schools.
  2. Classroom locks vs. door barricades: Code expert Lori Greene and former Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) Chair Mark Williams explain the risks of barricade devices and provide code-compliant solutions.
  3. Best practices for school security post-pandemic: Learn about the current state of school security and advice for securing the interior and exterior perimeter with Paul Timm, PSP and Vice President of Physical Security Services.
  4. School safety: Having been on both sides — in the school as a former security director and as an advocate for PASS — former school security director Guy Grace shares his perspective on holistic security solutions and making students and staff feel safe in schools.
  5. Addressing student mental health in schools: This diverse panel hosted by Allegion featuring Michele Gay, founder of Safe and Sound Schools, Dr. Melissa Reeves, a renowned school psychologist, and Paul Timm, school security expert, discusses student wellbeing post-pandemic and how to balance that with school safety measures.

“Children not only need educational tools to learn, but also an environment that allows them to be their best,” said Paul Timm. “This series brings together strong perspectives from different industries and is designed to help K-12 decision makers create safe spaces for students to thrive.”

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