Access control sounds like a very modern form of security. And yet, it is merely a modern name for something that has been around for centuries, and from door locks to passwords on computers, there will be many ways in which individuals can control access to a certain location or to certain information.
In schools, being able to control access is extremely important, and in many ways it will be the most important location in which to focus on access. From the ability for children to view certain pages online to the ability for individuals to gain access to areas of a school where they shouldn’t be, clamping down on forbidden access will be important to both the physical and emotional safety of both teachers and students alike.
The cost of implementing a set way of controlling access can be quite high though and from ensuring that the approach taken is right to actually making sure that doors have the right access permissions and that the school as a whole is not prone to intruders, there will be many things to focus on and many expenses that individual schools will be unable to cover alone.
As such, it makes far more sense for councils and school boards to focus on such security and to ensure that all schools in a given area are offered the same solutions. In turn, the budgets of individual schools will only need to cover the cost of door access control and relevant software, rather than also having to be stretched by trials, research and strategic planning.
Schools need to ensure more than ever that only those who are supposed to be on the premises are on the premises and that students and teachers alike only have access to the areas they need access to. By implementing the right control procedures both children and teachers will be far safer in an ever more technologically and physically dangerous world.