Today, school administrators and facility managers are responsible not only for their students’ education, but also with providing a safe and secure learning environment. Unauthorized individuals must be kept out of the building while students and staff can move
freely about. While there are many factors that contribute to a safe learning environment, appropriate door hardware is key.
There are several schools of thought about which locking solutions provide the optimal level of safety and security for a classroom. Since each school and each opening has different needs, understanding the benefits and challenges of each solution is crucial.
Typical scenarios include:
• Door remains locked throughout the day
• Door remains unlocked EXCEPT in an emergency situation
• Door locks are controlled by a central location
Each school must make their own determination about what classroom security means. And regardless of what option is chosen,
Medeco and Arrow have at least one solution to get the job done. Many Medeco and Arrow products were developed specifically for school settings and provide unique functionality to keep students and staff safe.