Doors/Entry Systems

Doors provide access in and out of school facilities, but also have a critical security function.


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

Oct. 1, 2014
New technologies and techniques are helping schools and universities manage who gains access to their facilities.
Photo by Jennifer Ray
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Watchful eyes

July 1, 2014
Securing school entryways during peak traffic.
Las Cruces (N.M.) Public Schools
Columbia Elementary School Principal Tiffany Gomez and Technology Support Services Director Jeff Harris test the one-touch button feature, which was installed this month in all Las Cruces (N.M.) Public Schools.

New Mexico school district automates lockdown process

May 30, 2014
A newly installed key-card access system and automated lockdown capability were possible through a $65 million bond issue that was approved in February.
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A Safe Welcome

April 1, 2014
There are several things to keep in mind when considering school and university entrances.
Some education institutions have replaced key-card entry systems for staff members with a biometric system that uses finger scanning.

Door Security

July 1, 2013
The threat of violence requires schools and universities to install doors that deter intruders and protect those inside.


Asu Green

eBook: Green Schools Digest

Jan. 1, 2023
Learn the leading sustainability strategies being employed by education facilities across the U.S.

September 2011 Security Product Solutions

Sept. 1, 2011
Case studies/new products from the September 2011 issue.
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An Exit Strategy for School Safety

April 1, 2011
To ensure the security of an education facility, administrators need to select the appropriate kinds of doors.

Designing for Security

Feb. 1, 2010
Security and safety are critical for successful, healthful learning environments.
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Trial and Error

Feb. 1, 2009
How to achieve maximum benefit from security technology.