Access Control in the Education Space

With students heading back to school for in-person classes, many campuses are choosing to update their security technology for the modern learning environment. At Security Lock Systems, we are big believers in the power of access control for the education space — but now, access control can help school administrators achieve even more. Here are some areas in which our access control systems can help your school make progress toward a safer, more productive campus.

Restrict Entry During COVID 

Many schools are reopening with reduced occupancy policies for classrooms and common areas. It’s an ambitious endeavor, but it’s only effective if there’s a way to ensure the room does not exceed maximum capacity. An electronic access control system gives school administrators a simple, yet technologically advanced way to do this. 

One option is to activate student credentials for the rooms they are permitted to be in at various times of day. Another option is to install a system that includes a people counter, so that staff can close off a room once it’s at capacity. An access control system can also restrict entry to any students or staff who are infected or quarantining. 

Manage Student-Involved Incidents 

Most students stayed in some type of contact with classmates and peers during distance learning, a reality that comes with advantages as well as challenges. Unfortunately, cyberbullying threats during distance learning can become real-life threats once school resumes. Meanwhile, students know where to go on campus if they intend to break rules, try to make an exit or aim to start a fight. 

When problem areas of your campus are protected by access control, the doors to those areas remain locked when a student attempts to open them. And by integrating video surveillance, administrators can see which students attempted to use the door.

Both the access control log and video can be timestamped, which gives staff insight into what times of day are at highest risk for student-involved incidents. Over time, the likelihood of those incidents happening on campus can decrease.  

Access Control Options for Education

In addition to electronic access control, Security Lock Systems offers other state-of-the-art security services for schools throughout Tampa: master keys for administrators, electronic locking hardgear, 24/7 locksmith service and more. Our access control options include biometric readers and smartcards, and administrators can view their access logs or perform remote auditing at any time via a secure online account. To discuss the electronic access control needs of your school campus, contact Security Lock Systems today. 

About Security Lock Systems 

Offering a comprehensive menu of security system services in Tampa and its surrounding areas, the Security Lock Systems team is your trusted, knowledgeable source for innovation and stellar service. 

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