Littleton Public Schools Unified Security Technology Program

LPS Director of Security and Emergency Planning Guy Grace (who is also the 2020 K-12 Campus Safety Director of the Year) and his team have implemented the following physical security technologies and improvements at LPS:

  • Physical locks
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Window and door hardening
  • Unified command center (security operations center)
  • Access control
  • Visitor management
  • Video intercom
  • Asset protection
  • Duress/lockdown/mass notification/fire alarm override
  • Fire, HVAC and freezer refrigeration monitoring
  • Weather station monitoring
  • Electronic locks
  • Audio/video analytics (facial recognition and threat analytics)
  • Reporting, documentation and emergency planning software
  • Radio interoperability

Since 2015, the system has cost about $14 million, but according to Grace, “It’s worth every penny.”

About the Author

Robin Hattersley Gray
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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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