With school safety becoming a growing concern, it’s critical for administrators and parents to do everything possible to proactively enhance the effectiveness of safety and security protocols in and around schools. In coordination with the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), Convergint Technologies has integrated the PASS safety standards for K-12 school security projects.
Convergint has partnered with PASS to make a comprehensive school safety checklist available. The fourth edition of the checklist provides school administrators, school boards, and public safety and security professionals with guidelines for implementing a layered and tiered approach to securing and enhancing the safety of school environments. This document has been revised and expanded to cover best practices on a district-wide level and support additional areas, such as school transportation, cybersecurity, and emergency communications.
This security audit document from PASS lays out a list of standards developed by a coalition of law enforcement, security professionals, architects, and school administrators. It defines threats common to schools at each education level, including:
Detailing a layered security approach that combats common threats and mitigates risks related to active shooters
Offering recommendations on parental and community involvement
Providing information for integrators, school administrators, resource officers, and IT staff on technology-focused solutions like video surveillance, duress alarms, and electronic access control
Delivering scalable and tiered measures that administrators can implement based on available resources and local risk levels
Convergint will continue to provide additional resources to conduct a safety audit, to budget for safety enhancements, and to train school personnel.
About Partner Alliance for Safer Schools
The PASS story is one born out of concern and commitment for school safety. When a school system makes an investment in security, PASS wants to help them make sure their money is spent on the right solutions. For more information about PASS, visit https://passk12.org.