Recent active shooter events and other incidents at schools have prompted a deeper look at security in these facilities. Oftentimes, school administrators can struggle with keeping a balance between maintaining a welcoming school climate and a secure facility. One option for reducing the risk of unauthorized access is to implement solutions that prevent unwanted intruders from entering the building in the first place.

Convergint has worked with many school districts across the country and can, along with partner Hamilton, provide a tough first line of defense in preventing firearms and weapons from entering a school by utilizing an entrance control vestibule solution.

School Entrance Control Vestibule

Students, faculty, and visitors must walk through the entrance control vestibule, which includes metal detection sensors, before being allowed access to the building.  The vestibule, typically encased in bullet-resistant glass, provides the first line of defense when someone is trying to bring a weapon in. Like a screening device at the airport, the vestibule is designed to prevent someone from bringing a firearm or other potentially dangerous weapon into the building. 



The benefits to implementing this solution in a school include:

  • Keep children safe

  • Visual deterrent

  • Sense of security for the staff and students

  • Prevent firearms & weapons from entering a school

Learn more about this and other ways to increase security and safety in schools by reaching out to us below.

STEP Up School Security Initiative

Enhancing school security can provide a vital level of protection for students, faculty, and visitors. In that spirit, Convergint created the STEP Up initiative to help strengthen security in schools. Convergint launches this program on June 8, 2018 by going out into local communities and providing 8 underserved schools with interior and exterior security systems installations, security upgrades, and security assessments.

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