Access Control/Visitor Management

Managing who can enter your educational facility, how they get in, and where they can go.


Recommendation: Keep using schools as polling places

Jan. 22, 2014
Commission says school facilities are the best sites for polling places, but students should have the day off when elections are held.
Asumag 2554 Rydeen 2013

Safety at School: Safety Reflections

Sept. 19, 2013
Important issues related to school safety go beyond architectural design.

Security Best Practices

Sept. 1, 2013
Tips for security in education institutions, including training and regular security drills.
Asumag 2543 Ttapper

Safety at School: On the Small Side

July 1, 2013
Smaller schools and districts can provide different security challenges.
Asumag 2523 Perickson 2013

Safety at School: Precious Time

May 1, 2013
In a threatening situation, seconds can save a life.


Asu Green

eBook: Green Schools Digest

Jan. 1, 2023
Learn the leading sustainability strategies being employed by education facilities across the U.S.
Asumag 438 201207 Emerging Techenology

Emerging Technology for School Security

July 1, 2012
An up-and-coming technology enables smartphones to open access-controlled doors, do laundry, buy lunch and much more.
Photo by Jennifer Ray
Access control at Bell Prairie Elementary School, Kansas City, Mo.; Architect: Hollis + Miller Architects

School Security: Ensuring Access Control

June 1, 2012
Deterring intruders is critical for school safety.

September 2011 Security Product Solutions

Sept. 1, 2011
Case studies/new products from the September 2011 issue.
Asumag 3866 201107 Security Life Safety

Strategies for Success: School Security/Life Safety and Access Control (with related video)

July 1, 2011
The focus on keeping unwanted visitors from entering a school.