Wyo. School District Adopts Front Entrance Security Upgrades

The system requires administrators to unlock the front entrances for visitors before they enter the schools.

A Wyoming school district has begun installing a buzz-in system on its school front entrances as part of a statewide attempt to improve school security.

The new vestibule front entrance systems, which require visitors to be buzzed in before entering a building, will be paid for by both the district and the state, according to laramieboomerang.com.

The Wyoming School Facilities Department will pay $214,265 for the upgrades while the school district will chip in the remaining $150,000 for the upgrades, although the project cost may increase.

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District Director of State and Federal Programs Stuart Nelson says the district is “pretty close” to getting all of the accesses secured in every school building in the district.

The new systems mean visitors will encounter a locked door at school front entrances in the district. They will have to press a button for school administrators to unlock the door. School staff members at Linford Elementary School, which already has the system in place, can access four touch-screen phones that are connected to exterior cameras pointed at the door.

When visitors enter the school they will still be required to check in at the front office.

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