Protecting Schools with Key Control Systems

Rules and regulations governing the use of door locks in K-12 schools are designed to help ensure the safety and security of the students, staff and faculty. They are enforced for both security reasons (keeping unwanted visitors out, securing valuable assets, etc.) and for safety reasons (quick, unencumbered egress) and can significantly affect the welfare of the school environment. Controlling and managing the door/building keys, while not governed by fire or safety codes, play an equally important role in maintaining the safety and security of the students, staff and facility. Continue reading

Key Control as an Access Control Solution

In physical security, the term “access control” can have many interpretations or examples depending on the application. Access control can refer to a security officer standing guard in a lobby or a card swipe system that allows authorized personnel to enter an area. Other forms of access control include a man-trap door or a turnstile. What they all share, whether mechanical, manual or electronic in design, is the ability to limit entry to a particular area. Continue reading