Physical Security


Door Locks Help Kansas District Secure Classrooms

Door Locks Help Kansas District Secure Classrooms

The door locks are simple to use. A pin at the door’s base slides into a hole in the floor, barricading the door from being opened. When activated, the door lock sends an emergency alert to local law enforcement.

Georgia School District Takes Proactive Approach to Security

Georgia School District Takes Proactive Approach to Security

“Mainly with the number of school shootings that have happened, we’re just trying to be extra vigilant," District superintendent David McCurry said. “And in the event that something does happen, we’re prepared.”



Oklahoma District Bond Includes Security Measures

Oklahoma District Bond Includes Security Measures

The Edmond Public Schools current bond issue includes shatter-resistant window film, new video surveillance equipment and ID badges for secondary school students.

Utah School District Steps Up Security

Utah School District Steps Up Security

According to district spokesperson Caleb Price, the new classroom door locks are one of the most noticeable changes. The locks let teachers lock their classroom doors with a key from the inside of the room as opposed to the outside, which helps prevent intruders from entering the room.

Auburn University Secures Athletic Facilities with Iris Scanners

Auburn University Secures Athletic Facilities with Iris Scanners

The iris data is handled entirely by IT staff at Auburn, said Jeff Kohler, a product development director at Princeton Identity, who provides the iris reading technology. Instead of storing the data on the iris readers, it’s encrypted and stored on Auburn’s network “with all of the Auburn security aspects,” Kohler said.

Renovated Texas Middle School Includes Security Upgrades

Renovated Texas Middle School Includes Security Upgrades

Renovations to the middle school, which houses the sixth through eighth grades, include improved classrooms and flexible working spaces. The renovations also put the entire campus under one roof and added a secure entrance and access controls.

Indiana School District Installs Shatterproof Window Film

Indiana School District Installs Shatterproof Window Film

“If we had an assailant that wanted to come in and gain entry by using a gun, the bullet will come through but the person will not be able to break the glass,” Crothersville High School Principal Adam Robinson told Fox 59.

Illinois District to Install Shatter-Resistant Glass

Illinois District to Install Shatter-Resistant Glass

The new glass should be installed during the summer and the project should be finished by the beginning of the next school year, according to Jason Edelheit, director of operations and finance for District 35.

Florida District Reviews Security and Safety Improvements Made Following Parkland Shooting

Florida District Reviews Security and Safety Improvements Made Following Parkland Shooting

According to St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent Wayne Gent, schools now have a single entrance point, and larger campuses have changed the way students access the campus. All fences are being raised to at least 6 feet high and visitor protocol stricter.

Tennessee District Adding Protective Coating to School Doors and Windows

Tennessee District Adding Protective Coating to School Doors and Windows

"[…] We're always looking for ways that we can increase the difficulty and increase the amount of time that it might take someone to breach those areas, so by putting this coating on those glass surfaces, it does provide a more secure area,", Assistant Superintendent Andy True said.

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