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INCREASING SCHOOL SECURITY - Concepts to Keep our Students Safe


Michael Panish, Door, Lock & Security Equipment Expert Witness & Consultant, shares his ideas to help develop safer school environments for the nation's children in this article.

Excerpt from Mike Panish's article: Adding Sandy Hook Elementary School to a growing list of other tragic school shootings confirms that any educational institution should be considered a viable target for future attacks. One of the most important issues that pertain to securing any building has to do with creating controlled zones of penetration. What modern methods and systems can we incorporate from these medieval MOAT concepts to keep our students safe? The need for increased security in the schools of our country is real. Now is the time to analyze and develop a realistic plan to protect our school students and staff. Prudent and sophisticated methods will result in significant increases in the overall level of security, if properly implemented.