The security vestibule at the front entrance of a school has become the standard in school design as seen here in this photo of Abingdon Elementary School in Gloucester County Va Photo courtesy of Moseley Architects.

The security vestibule at the front entrance of a school has become the standard in school design, as seen here in this photo of Abingdon Elementary School in Gloucester County, Va.

The one who knocks

New technologies and techniques are helping schools and universities manage who gains access to their facilities.

When educational institutions are renovating or building new facilities, one of the many choices that must be made is whether to choose overt or subtle security measures. Nowhere is the outcome of this decision more evident in a school than at the main entrance.

From door hardware to electronic access and monitoring tools, the choices made for this space can influence the feeling of security throughout the school.

“One of the hardest things to do is balance the perceptio

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