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Security OvervieW March 11, 2013 By Fred J. Hofman Superintendent/Principal Harrison Public Schools
Potential Security Ideas • Controlled Access Entry • Electronic Exterior Doors • Security Window Film • Video Camera System (8-12 Cameras) • Magnetic Release Doors • Panic Alert Button • Drop Down Door • Expansion of Front / Main Entry • Library Door(s) replacement • Peepholes Note: I have independently researched and consulted other area schools for ideas and information. I have also consulted a local contractor for some of the data to follow, as well as 5 separate security companies from Bozeman, Butte, Ennis, & Idaho Falls for estimation and strategies that COULD BE employed. Most of these ideas would not dramatically change the appearance of the Harrison School.
Controlled Access Point • Expand Main Entry to create more room by moving interior door in approx. 2 feet. • Potentially move main exterior door out approx. 2 feet • Button / Intercom in • Office • Judi’s Office • Kitchen Approximate cost: $3,000 Expanding entry: $1,000-$2,500
Minimizing inconvenience If we decide a controlled access point is an appropriate safety precaution, as many schools in our area are looking at (Lima, Twin, Ennis, Anderson), it is my firm belief we need to expand the front entry for the comfort of our public and parents.
Expanding Foyer The video intercom would be placed to the right of the fire alarm system control. The interior door would be moved in about 2 feet, right to where the light switch is. The exterior door could also be moved out 2 feet to the superintendent office window.
Electronic Exterior Doors • Elementary side door • Main Entrance • High School door • Possibly add 4th door (shop) Emergency Services personnel could have keys as well Approximate cost: $6,000
Video Camera System • 8 – 12 Cameras • Cover entry points doors • 1-Back elementary door • 1- Side elementary door • 2- Elementary halls • 2- Front Lobby • 1- Basement of H.S. • 1- 2nd floor of H.S. looking at H.S. door • Master Controller and DVR in Office Approximate cost: $7,500
Staff Can see live feedsLaw enforcement could see live feeds Staff could see live feeds in a lockdown Law enforcement could see live feeds during a lockdown Live feed in office 24/7 DVR in Office
Security Window Film • All Lower Level Windows • $5.00 per square foot Not just Post-it Notes! There are a number of companies that provide security window film Approximate material cost: $3,500
Window Security film • Demonstration of Window Film • With Bat & Tire Iron • With a Gun • Can view videos on Youtube.
Panic Button – Alert System Approximate cost: $6,000 Notify Students, Parents, Staff & 911
Drop Down Gate – Front Lobby • Intent is to seal off Elementary from High School & from Lobby Area & conversely, the High School from the Elementary and Lobby area, within a few seconds. • In theory, we close off portions of the school to minimize risk. $3,500 - $7,500 A regular door will not work here…
Locking down the SChool Automatic Release Drop Down Door here … Magnetic Release on primary Gym Doors
Locking Down the school Magnetic Release Door to High School Magnetic Release Cafeteria Doors
Elementary Interior doors Magnetic Release to interior Elementary Door could create a double barrier to entry with window security film Potential Magnetic Release to Back Corner interior Door; although this could trap someone in the bathroom
Locking down school - Considerations • Fire Escape • Intruder Escape • Locker Rooms • Library • Other Potential Magnetic Release Points: • Elementary Classrooms • Other Gym Doors • (south side) • JH Classroom Door • Releasing these individual doors could be cheaper than a drop down door. Estimates on Magnetic Release system have not been provided yet 17 Magnetic Locks = $3,500 for hardware alone
A few more Notes • Library exterior Door needs to be replaced • Could replace interior Libraryentrance doors with heavy duty “lockdown” type of door. • Couldmake Library a H.S. ‘bunker’ with a secondary escape route. • To flee, you first need to see… • Elementary secondary hiding places: • Weight Room • Conference Room • “Ball Room- in gym” Library exterior door needs to get replaced regardless … The High School front entrance doors need to be readjusted, regardless…
Installing peepholes where possible… $29.99 - $129.99 -Per hole Where practical, installation of peepholes may also allow for escape
Costs… $35,000 +/- According to 1 security company, we can likely save a significant sum (as much as $5,000) by using volunteer labor or otherwise doing some of the project ourselves • Camera System $7,500 +/- • Security Window Film $3,500 +/- • Electronic Access Doors $6,000 +/- • Intercom System $3,000 +/- • Expansion of Entry $1,000 +/- • Panic Button System $6,000 +/- • Magnetic Release locks TBD • Drop down door $5,000 +/- • Door Replacement $2,500 +/- • Peepholes $500+/-