Lockdown

Read: Standalone Locks Stand Out

Standalone Locks Stand Out

Electronic standalone locks get high marks on healthcare and educational campuses, providing a level of security traditionally found in hardwired or networked solutions but without the associated costs.

Read: Key Boxes Have Come a Long Way

Key Boxes Have Come a Long Way

Many hospitals, schools and universities have adopted automated card access control. Still, there are a large number of physical keys in use, both from legacy systems and in new construction that are not a part of the electronic access control system but need to be managed.

Read: Your Key to Effective Lockdowns

Your Key to Effective Lockdowns

One of the most basic and important functional protocols for academic environments is the lockdown, yet no one solution can meet the needs of every campus or district. There are some best practices, however, that can be followed so the appropriate procedures and policies are implemented.

Read: Hospital Security Still Flying Under the Radar

Hospital Security Still Flying Under the Radar

Back to Lockdown Basics

Schools have been using lockdown protocols with success for the past 30 to 40 years. Acts of workplace violence, emergency room shootings, K-12 and higher education shooting rampages demonstrate the need for our campuses to have this lifesaving capability.

Read: Safety Zone: Initial Lessons Learned From the Virginia Tech Tragedy

Safety Zone: Initial Lessons Learned From the Virginia Tech Tragedy

Read: Alternatives in Physical Perimeter Protection

Alternatives in Physical Perimeter Protection

Security solutions such as rotating decorative bollards,safety nets and collapsible sidewalks are just some of thenontraditional ways campuses can protect their perimeters whilemaintaining an attractive appearance. Check out these three innovativetechnologies.

Read: Schools Don’t Need to Feel Like Prisons

Schools Don’t Need to Feel Like Prisons

Adopting perimeter security measures that are sturdy yet aesthetically pleasing keeps kids safe while providing a more welcoming atmosphere.

Beware of Unauthorized Key Bumping

Key bumping is a lock-opening technique that has been used by locksmiths for more than 75 years but was mostly kept from public eyes and knowledge – until recently.

Read: Advancing Campus Access Control One Door at a Time

Advancing Campus Access Control One Door at a Time

Installing an access control system for future growth is everybit as important as making sure it is backwards compatible. Whetherdeploying standalone electronic locks, networked and/or integratedsystems, or high-level technology such as biometrics, campuses shouldadopt solutions that can accommodate their changing needs.

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