With the increase of threats to school safety, access control security that is customized for an individual school’s unique needs and challenges is vital. By controlling who has access to school buildings, grounds, and other facilities, schools can deter crime, prevent violence, and protect students, staff, and property.

Creating safe K-12 environments can be challenging, especially with the ever-changing technology landscape paired with budget restrictions. Because of this, it is essential to have a security plan in place that is comprehensive, future-proof, and efficient, while improving the return on investment.

Maximize protection for students, staff, and property with security planning

The first step in ensuring staff and student safety is a top priority is to outline a security plan and standard operating procedures. The security plan should consider how to efficiently identify, prevent, and mitigate security incidents within an allotted budget, and also enhance the learning experience.


  • Everyone plays a role when it comes to school safety. Provide staff and students proper training when it comes to emergency procedures.

  • Partner with local law enforcement to remotely monitor events and share evidence.


  • Ensure emergency response plans are in place to address situations like lockdowns, evacuations, and after-school scenarios.

  • Deliver clear communication during an event.


  • Cameras with analytics such as sound detection can send an alert when noises (e.g., breaking glass, a gunshot, or aggression in the voice) are detected.

  • Network audio solutions can support pre-recorded announcements or live alerts in the event of an emergency. It can also notify schools about inclement weather or call school assemblies.

Simplify security with an all-in-one solution

Having a fully-integrated system consisting of modern technologies such as audio speakers, surveillance cameras, access control, and analytics gives staff the proper tools needed to deter, detect, delay and respond to a situation before it escalates. Axis Powered by Genetec is an all-in-one access control solution, combining hardware and software in one enterprise level solution. In turn, it can be unified with video, network audio, and proactive analytics for a safer and more efficient school environment.

Enhancing school safety with integrated solutions

Convergint, partnered with Axis Communications, has the expertise and technology needed to help schools enhance the learning experience and keep students, staff, and property safe, secure, and operating smoothly. Click the button below to contact Convergint’s team of K-12 security experts to learn more.

Please see the “IMPORTANT PRODUCT SAFETY AND SERVICE INFORMATION” documentation, available at convergint.com/terms  prior to using a Convergint-installed solution.