ESSER Funds Allow for Secure Touch-Free Access

June 8, 2021

Pandemic restrictions are easing, but the desire to keep K-12 students, staff and campus visitors safe and secure remains a top priority. Touchless access control is a way to accomplish both.

Many access control products available on many local, state and national cooperative contracts qualify for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) or Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds under:

  • “Repairing and improving school facilities to reduce the risk of virus transmission and exposure to environmental health hazards”
  • “Physical barriers to facilitate social distancing”

“We have turnkey solutions to meet security and healthy entrances goals,” says Ben Smith, senior manager, Education Vertical Market at dormakaba. “The first step is a full site survey. A professional assessment conducted by one of our access solutions experts and school officials will help identify a scalable upgrade plan with immediate opportunities, low-hanging fruit and investment-level options.”

dormakaba designs modern access solutions to make the physical structure of K-12 school buildings and campuses healthier and more secure without disrupting learning. dormakaba’s touch-free access solutions, including door operators, door controllers and exit devices, meet the criteria for ESSER funds.

Access control professionals can help school officials match access control solutions to the right contract and ESSER or GEER relief-fund requirements.

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