Access control is the most critical aspect of any organization’s safety strategy. It’s the way that an organization manages credentials and the access and egress of staff and visitors on a daily basis. In the event of an emergency, though, access control is not enough. Although this article cites schools in specific, the information covered is pertinent to any organization.
Beyond access control, every organization should have a lockdown strategy which determines the state of each opening of the building, both on demand or as soon as an emergency is detected. Effective lockdown strategies are defined by two critical aspects: