Physical Security Design and The Active Shooter (Pt. 1)
When many people think of physical security, the first ideas that come to mind are things like locks, alarm systems, screening with metal detectors, CCTV,
Establishing proper security criteria and specifications in the earliest phases of architectural design maximizes return on construction investment in new schools and provides best opportunity to avoid mistakes that are often expensive and difficult, if not impossible to correct later.
When engaged as consultants in the early phases of new school design, CIS assists architects and school planners using the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and performance-based physical protection to aid in designing effective physical security while simultaneously creating an aesthetic environment that promotes positive school climate and public image.
While working in collaboration with architects, our consultant provides expert guidance on a number of campus security and safety issues:
The following video explores the principles of safe school design and some of the many issues addressed by our consultants when working with school architects.
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