Florida School District Adds Closed Access Control System

Florida School District Adds Closed Access Control System

The Santa Rosa County School District is adding “closed access control” systems to its campuses in an effort to prevent people from entering a school without permission.

The Santa Rosa County School District is adding “closed access control” systems to its campuses in an effort to prevent people from entering a school without permission.

District Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said the closed access control devices will be added to all schools in the county. The district has been increasing security recently in light of the rise in shootings across the country.

“We felt like securing the facility for the students and faculty was top priority,” Wyrosdick said.

According to District Director of Security Daniel Hahn, as part of the new system all doors to the district’s schools will be locked during the school day.

“Visitors approach the front entrance of a school and push a button located to the right side of the entryway next to the mounted camera,” Hahn said. “You will be greeted by a school employee, asked to present a photo ID to the camera, and state the purpose of your visit.”

Hahn said that the door will be unlocked once the visitor is approved. The next step in the security process will require the visitor to go to the front office to get a visitor’s badge, after which an escort will take them to their destination.

“At any time should a faculty or staff member, or even a student see someone on campus without a badge they should immediately report them to someone,” Hahn said.

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