Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Locks and Buzzers for School Visitors???

That is what awaits school visitors in Loudon County according to an article in the Washington Post today.

Like some others in the Washington area, Loudoun County schools soon will greet all visitors with something new: a locked front door, a video camera and a button-activated intercom to request entrance. Inside, office staff will screen the visitors and decide whom to buzz in.

The video intercom, common in apartment buildings around the world, is turning up increasingly in public schools. After the 1999 Columbine High School shootings and subsequent school tragedies, limiting access is a top concern for every school administrator.

Read more HERE.

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