Article Review: Security of School Entrances

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Could You Be Doing More?

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How much security are you offering your school’s entrance? How much security is enough? You can install security cameras, but then someone needs to monitor them. You can issue visitor badges, but then someone needs to escort the visitor. After reading this article I realized there are a vast amount of school security features and hardware that are available to boost campus safety. Today, I want to give you an overview of this article and highlight some of the most effective school security options.

The article lists “11 Components of a Secure School Front Entrance,” but the tips listed are effective for securing all areas of a school, not just the front entrance. The writer also introduces us to the idea of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) which includes natural surveillance, access control, and territoriality. Read More