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Monday, November 19, 2012

Public School Safety Series (PART 1: SECURITY LEVELS)

Kane Security Screens on a public school building
From vandalism and forced entry, to bullying and violence, public school personnel agree that student safety as a whole is the number one concern at their facility(ies).

The frequency and severity of criminal activity such as window break-ins are dependent upon the location of the school and the type of security measures that have been put in place.  Most inner-city schools aware of these problems will take action by installing perimeter fencing & new outdoor lighting, creating guarded entrances, and adding security screens to ground floor windows.

Aluminum and/or steel security screens are used primarily to control access through windows.  The screens are designed to meet different security levels depending on the strength of the frames and the screen hardware.  By choosing the proper security level, public schools can satisfy their specific security needs at the lowest possible cost.  (For more information on this, please refer to Security Screens:  Vandalism Protection for Windows)

Below is a short breakdown of security levels and their vandalism types:
  • SECURITY LEVEL 4 – MEDIUM VANDALISM
    • Rock Guards For 2nd Floor And Above Windows          
  • SECURITY LEVEL 5 – HEAVY VANDALISM
    • Impulsive Vandalism On Ground Floor Windows
  • SECURITY LEVEL 6 – MEDIUM SECURITY
    • For Inner-City Street Level Windows
  • SECURITY LEVEL 9 – MAXIMUM BARRIER SECURITY
    • Shattered Windowpanes On Playground Areas
    • Gym Windows Damaged During Sports
    • Computer Equipment Rooms
    • Modular Classrooms 
    • To Resist Forced Entry With Tools
    • Difficult Inner-City Settings
    • Aggressive Play Ground/Gymnasium 
In tomorrow's post,  Public School Safety Series (PART 2:  VANDALISM & FORCED ENTRY), we'll discuss the different types of public school window vandalism and common forced entry techniques.

To learn more about security screens for public schools, CLICK HERE

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