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Choose the Right Hardware to Ensure Your Security Upgrade

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School districts all over the country are working hard to upgrade the security of their facilities to ensure the safety of students and staff. Door locks are usually the focus of these upgrades because they immediately improve security on critical doors. And while hardware upgrades seem like a quick fix, they must not be taken lightly; if the wrong product is installed it may negate the time and money spent to upgrade the security of the facility and jeopardize the safety of the occupants of the building.

And with the abusive nature of the school environment, the quality of the hardware used to increase security is very important. SARGENT products are durable and reliable, withstanding abuse well beyond ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 standards as certified by independent 3rd parties. In addition, SARGENT offers innovative and unique hardware solutions for schools that include:

  • Visual indicators on classroom locks for easy determination if the door is secure
  • Locks and exit devices that are lockable from inside so staff do not have to put themselves in harm’s way to secure the door
  • Access control products that can be secured from within the room for localized lock downs, or from a central location

Need help determining what products you need? Contact your local ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions representative for a complimentary Security Assessment to evaluate current security policies, assess each opening and its hardware, and prepare a go-forward plan.

This article originally appeared in the January 2014 issue of School Planning & Management.

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