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Don’t Let Your School Be Another Columbine or Sandy Hook!

Get Your Chicago School Security Assessment

In light of the recent school violence against children, teachers, and administrators, today more than ever, schools are examining their security and safety framework to identify areas to improve.  Parents, educators, and the general public are demanding it.  Nonetheless, the answers aren’t always clear and the financial resources can be complicated to attain. Thankfully, we have a few strategies that can help get a superintendent and the school safety board on their way.

security and safety assessment is an uncomplicated first step. Obtaining a report that outlines the strengths and weaknesses of a school’s infrastructure, allows personnel to focus on specific actions that are needed to make a school safer and more secure.  A security assessment helps identify security gaps and can provide a checklist of action steps for increasing your school’s security.  Armed with the assessment and knowledge of the school’s desired needs and targets, senior personnel will be far better prepared to team up with a security specialist to determine a range of options from which to select.

Don’t Be Another Sparks Middle School–Get a School Security Assessment

Funding May Be Tight But Losing A Life Is Tragic

If financial support is the main restriction for not considering an updated security plan, then it is important to consider alternatives which include grants.  The US government allocates over $11B annually to fund school improvements. Many of those funds can be acquired for security updates.  Organizations like COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services), IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act), FP&S (Fire Prevention Safety) are three such funding sources that can be used to improve security. Leveraging all readily available sources is a critical need right now and grants are a great medium to use to access funds.

Don’t wait to have your own Columbine or Sandy Hook.  If you think your school has security issues and would like us to provide a security assessment, contact one of our Keyway Lock & Security Specialists. Our experts have helped and continue to help countless schools make improvements for lock-down and access control concerns. We would be pleased to assist you.

For more information contact us at 773-767-5397.