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School Safety - Security


Since the tragic shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, Mike Panish has been asked to help analyze existing conditions at some local school districts in the New England area. He has offered to provide services to develop an innovative and more secure plan to protect the school doors, windows and gates from outside intruders. Mike is the nation's leading door and hardware consultant and legal expert witness in this field. Mike has had many years of experience working in hospitals, hotels, penal facilities, courthouses, government buildings, schools and colleges, religious facilities such as churches and synagogues, and day care facilities for both seniors and children.

While the plans to upgrade security and improve overall protection of the facilities he is inspecting are currently in progress, Mike is readily available to provide his expertise to any interested school district group or organization to help guide the desire to increase the potential protective elements that can be incorporated in all existing public and private buildings. Mike is not a newcomer to the development of security in public buildings. He has personally been involved in increasing the security needs of most types of public environments during the past twenty five years. His services have included door and hardware products, glazing installations for fire, bullet proofing and noise suppression, video and audio surveillance, proprietary access systems, barricades, fencing, gating, and installation of guard houses and checkpoint scanners. Please feel free to contact Mike to begin your investigation in how to make your facility potentially safer for your students, staff, and visitors.