What modest systems and methods can you incorporate from old concepts to keep students safe with school construction?
It is unfortunate to note that the safety and security of students mean limiting a few personal freedoms. Just like security checkpoints have become a common aspect in sporting events, airport, and concerts, schools have no option but to incorporate systems which limit access, divide buildings to compartments, and control spaces, similar to watertight localities. The aspect of keeping the ship afloat by closure of leaking compartments works well as the analogy of providing secure areas in the whole modern building.
The majority of buildings have lobby locations which limit access to other areas of the building via manned reception desks, discriminating devices, or elevator controlled entries. Schools will become sophisticated and aware of ways of crating perimeters which protect teachers, administration, and students.
The leading aspect when it comes to securing the building is to curate an easily observable and secure perimeter. With up-to-date systems like tracking cameras and video surveillance, it becomes possible to follow all outside activities. A gate systems limiting entrance and exit to the campus needs to be put in place.
Immediately you identify a visitor, the next security line will have to involve barriers which provide controlled exit and entrance. If the location you want to secure is the entrance, development of the sally port might be the best solution. The ports have multiple gates in place to contain inmates while moving across secure locations. An individual would enter the outside gate, get contained in a safe area, and after verifying identity or getting a proof of intent, would then be allowed to get into another isolated and secure area by getting access through the inside gate.
This isolated area might be a section of a hallway lobby where guests would wait for further access. Procedures of security which are not currently not regular for school operations can be put in place to establish access control and secure regulated internal areas, classrooms, and hallways. You can find an example of the sally port in local jewellery stores. You will find gated systems which restrict exit and entrance of clients, in the hope of protecting stores from robbers and the jewellers from bodily harm. There are reports of attempted robbery where robbers got stopped by getting into the sally port area.
There are dissimilar types of school construction materials that can be put in place for the construction and retrofitting secured enclosures. Novel school construction can employ current technologies of protecting occupants of the school. Old schools need retrofitting and adaptation to incorporate a layer of defensive components. Some individuals think that putting card keyed security in school is the best options.
Essentially, the card reader is not as secure as a metallic key that people are accustomed to carrying. This access control type is a false security sense being proposed by several school districts. While the installation cost is high, the traditional metal key lock, money is not spent well. The card reader can restrict entry to particular areas but it can give access to wrong people.