ERIC Number: ED436943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools. A Guide for Schools and Law Enforcement Agencies.
Green, Mary W.
This guide provides basic guidelines to help schools, in collaboration with law enforcement agencies, analyze their vulnerability to violence, theft, and vandalism, and suggest possible technologies to effectively address these problems. It describes existing commercially available technologies and urges thoughtful consideration of not only the potential safety benefits that may accrue from their use but also the costs that schools may incur for capital investments, site modifications, additional staffing, training, and equipment maintenance and repair. Topic areas include security concepts and operational issues, video surveillance, weapons detection devices (walk-through and handheld metal detectors and x-ray baggage scanners), entry controls, and duress alarms. Resource information including books, publications, web sites, and conferences conclude the guide. (GR)
Descriptors: Crime Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Public Schools, School Security
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Justice.
Authoring Institution: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM.
IES Cited: ED492056