For small campuses, the CO-220 lock can be manually programmed and lets administrators add or delete users at the lock. For larger campuses users can utilize offline access control software which provides the ability to manage a database of access users, set auto lock and unlock schedules, and capture audit trails from the lock.
A third option for achieving lockdown is networked locking systems. Schlage’s AD-Series networked wireless locks deliver the fastest lockdown solutions by enabling real-time lockdown from a centralized access control system. AD-400 wireless locks can be installed in existing construction with minimal disruption and eliminates the need to run wire to each and every opening.
The ability for people to exit quickly and easily is just as important to a lockdown situation as keeping unwanted intruders out. To ensure safety, all classroom security functions on locks allow for free egress from the classroom and are designed to prevent the risk of lock out by teachers and security personnel. In addition, the above mentioned Schlage locks as well as Von Duprin exit devices offer visual status indicators that allow users to verify if a door is locked or unlocked from inside the classroom. This is critical in an emergency and provides teachers, staff and students with the needed assurance that doors are locked and the room is secure.
This complete portfolio of products designed specifically for the education market, from mechanical locks and exit devices with classroom security visual indicators to in-classroom lockdown fobs to networked locks with real-time centralized lockdown, all play a critical role in a school’s comprehensive multi-layered security plan.