Over the summer, two school employees stopped in to pick up some items they had purchased. Brenda, typically the first person you see and hear when visiting or calling our office, was roaming the office and not at her usual station.
Our entryway is your typical two door setup, with about 50 square feet of waiting space between the doors. The exterior door is
unlocked during office hours, and the interior door is
locked at all times. Access is granted via
cell phone app,
proximity card, or an
interior button by Brenda's desk.
Technicians seated near the door also have access to the
web controls and can click the magical digital button from their computers to unlock our interior door.
As the technician near the door was unsure who the two visitors were, he looked to Brenda for confirmation. She recognized the visitors and granted them access. When they entered, they said, "Geesh! This place is more secure than our school!"
We have tried and tested several door and access control products over the years, and feel that our current lineup provides the best toolset and control features, at manageable price points. Previous solutions offered limited options for locking doors during emergencies and threats, which is a must-have feature for our K-12 clients.
Now, when we engineer an access control project for a K-12 client, we can custom-design lockout and lockdown settings for multiple users, multiple doors and multiple situations.