Campus Security

Allegion Debuts K–12 Safety and Security Video Series

As part of Safe Schools Week, which runs from Oct. 16–22, security products and solutions provider Allegion has launched a new video series to provide K–12 administrators with resources regarding security, safety and funding. The series, titled “In Session,” debuted with five videos on a variety of topics that educators can choose from and view at their own pace in a self-serve model, according to a news release.

“A lot has changed over the last few years, so we created this series to help administrators make informed decisions about safety and security today,” said Ken Cook, Allegion’s director of national safe schools and advocacy. “With outside experts across funding, physical security, student well-being and safety, each video addresses timely challenges facing schools and, more importantly, provides actionable advice.”

The five video topics available at launch include:

  • “Q&A with a School Funding Expert,” in which Dr. Paula Love explains funding opportunities and resources available to some U.S. schools and districts.
  • “Classroom Locks vs. Door Barricades: How to Secure Classrooms Safely,” by code expert Lori Greene and former Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) Chair Mark Williams.
  • “Best Practices for School Security Post-Pandemic,” in which Paul Timm, PSP and Vice President of Physical Security Services, shares advice on securing the exterior and interior perimeters of the school.
  • “School Safety: Advice from a Former School Security Director,” in which former security director and PASS advocate Guy Grace shares advice on holistic school security solutions.
  • “Addressing Student Mental Health in Schools,” a panel discussion featuring Michelle Gay (founder of Safe and Sound Schools), school psychologist Dr. Melissa Reeves, and Paul Timm. The panel discusses balancing post-pandemic student wellbeing with adequate school safety measures.

"Children not only need educational tools to learn, but also an environment that allows them to be their best," said Timm. "This series brings together strong perspectives from different industries and is designed to help K-12 decision makers create safe spaces for students to thrive."

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].