10 Means to help better Secure our Schools – #6 Implement Lock Mechanisms & Practice Lockdowns

A key mechanism that can also be effective with isolation zones is locking down a room or set of rooms within an area that can be accessed from a hallway. This is important not only for schools but for any facility where someone from the public is likely to walk into the facility with a gun for whatever reason. There are many lockdown mechanisms on the market today for schools, hospitals, etc. As zones are separated to secure an area, the locks in the areas where people can be protected should be activated automatically to safeguard students or others in those rooms. Lockdowns need to be regularly practiced in all academic institutions. At the moment, they are regularly practiced in many schools (not all) but should be mandatory for all Universities and Colleges as well.  …Sue Abu-Hakima, CEO Amika Mobile.

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