School Safety and Security Resources


In light of recent tragedies, classroom security upgrades have become a high priority for many school districts and higher education facilities.

The unfortunate reality is that funds are not always readily available to support such initiatives, but there is emotional drive from administration and the public “to do something”, and secondary barricade locks or supplemental braces that force a door shut are becoming a quick fix. However, these devices remain non-compliant and therefore illegal in most jurisdictions.

ASSA ABLOY has teamed up with the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) and the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) to provide you with valuable resources on this important topic.

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Funding your School's Reopening with ESSER (CARES)

Between the three existing ESSER programs, there is $189 billion dedicated solely to facilitating the safe and healthy return to in-person instruction, and maintaining the continuity of equitable education services of America’s K-12 schools.


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K-12 School Door Opening Solutions for Safety and Security

Find out how ASSA ABLOY’s comprehensive range of solutions can help school districts and educational organizations improve the readiness of their facilities — from exterior gates and perimeter fencing to interior classroom doors.


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Integrated School Lockdown: Balancing Safety, Security and Wellness

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Integrated School Lockdown: Balancing Safety, Security and Wellness

Learn how you can address school security challenges and identify the most effective lockdown strategies.


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K12 & Higher Education Classroom Security:
Addressing the issue of secondary and barricade locking devices

Watch our on-demand webinar to learn how you can protect your students and faculty while maintaining code compliance with the use of approved and appropriate door hardware.

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Secondary Locking Solutions White Paper

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Designing for School Safety and Security

Download an ASSA ABLOY white paper that examines critical issues surrounding secondary locking devices.


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Case Study

Kent School Improves School Safety, Security and Efficiency

Find out how Kent School installed ASSA ABLOY's IN120 Wi-Fi locks across campus to efficiently improve its safety and security for students and staff. 

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