Safety & Security

Multiple Districts - Illinois
Our assessment will help the school District improve the safety and security of their students and staff alike through our proven method of Deter, Detect, Delay and Respond. We break down our assessment into four separate sections: Behavioral Changes, Infrastructure, Technology, and the Site itself. These changes are outlined, and we provide an itemized breakdown of the issues, as well as the estimated cost to make improvements.  Site plans are included for the locations of the issues we identify, as well as photographs depicting the problems we observe. 

Behavioral
We provide an assessment that will help faculty members better secure the building. This includes visitor management protocol, keeping doors and windows locked, establishing and practicing lockdown procedures, maintaining good relationships and open communication with local authorities, and monitoring existing security infrastructure. 

Infrastructure
We perform a walk-through of the building and inspect existing conditions at exterior doors, vestibules, and key points throughout the buildings. We make note of doors that need to be kept locked at all times and that will need appropriate hardware to do so. We also verify that the existing hardware is working properly on doors that need to remain secure.  In some instances where an extra layer of security would be beneficial, we may suggest the installation of additional security doors. 

Technology
When it comes to technology, it's important to ensure that all existing cameras, monitors, and alarm systems are working properly. We will assess the condition of your existing systems and suggest locations for additional equipment in order to provide complete security coverage. Technology also covers access control equipment such as video or audio intercom, buzzers, and proximity card readers. After our review, we will recommend entrances that would benefit from these systems.

Site
Every school needs exterior protection. 
It's our job to find problem areas and suggest ways to strategically place bollards and gates in order to protect against vehicular attacks.  We will also identify any vulnerable utilities on the exterior of the building that would benefit from using security fencing. 

 

RECENT SECURITY ASSESSMENT EXPERIENCE

Community HSD 117
Antioch Community High School
Lakes Community High School

Deerfield SD 109
Partial Security Assessment of main office and main entrance at all Elementary and Middle School buildings

Joliet SD 86
Currently in progress

Morris CHSD 101
2018 Security Assessment

Township HSD 214 
John Hersey High School
Prospect High School
Buffalo Grove High School
Elk Grove High School
Forest View High School
Rolling Meadows High School
Wheeling High School
Sigwalt House

Township HSD 113
Highland Park High School
Deerfield High School