Securitech Employee Proud to See LEXI Control Trim Securing High School Alma Mater
Schools all over the country are making their facilities safer, and Securitech has taken a major role in this transition. Grant Heppes has worked in marketing for Securitech for the past two years and was happy to see products he helped bring to market installed at his high school alma mater near Washington, DC. Securitech understands the importance of making sure our children our safe when attending school.
Schools have been using basic access control technology on their perimeter doors as part of a fortress approach to securing the individual buildings. Entrance and exit doors to schools should be now secured 24/7. A staff member mans the door or doors as they are held open during high traffic hours.
No longer can visitors enter unimpeded and walk to an office on their own – a single entry door is generally used for access, with an intercom communication system. Many schools are creating secured vestibules so physical entry is not possible until the visitor’s credentials have been checked. Though this generally requires construction, it is the first step in creating an entry gauntlet and restricting unauthorized access.
Securitech’s LEXITM retrofit control trim is our answer to securing school entrances and giving our schools better access control. LEXITM was designed by Securitech to be used a universal access control solution for electrifying existing exit doors, even if a school system has exit devices from different manufacturers across their buildings.
Retrofitting LEXITM Control Trim to various exit devices is made possible by Securitech’s Mounting Plates & Operators (MP&O). Each MP&O is created specifically with a certain exit device in mind. The MP&O is mounted to the back of the LEXITM Control Trim. This is thrubolted to the exit device or door, allowing the trim and device to work simultaneously.
Security professionals are developing a variety of locking solutions to meet school entrance security needs. Determining which solution meets the requirements for your individual school requires all stakeholders to review the various options, determine which best suits their needs and evaluate them while recognizing the new security paradigm for students and teachers. However, securing the perimeter is universally accepted as the first step in any school security, and LEXITM has proven itself as the cost-effective, retrofit product for schools across the nation.