How to Integrate Metal Detectors into School Safety Programs

The safety of students on school campuses across the nation and globe is top-of-mind for educators, parents and officials.

There are a variety of potential ways to help keep these spaces safe for those they serve, though one that’s existed for decades is now making its way to the forefront of school safety – metal detectors.

By placing metal detectors – the kind you’re familiar with at entrances to sporting events, concert venues and more – at campus entrances, staff can more efficiently monitor the campus’s student body and play a critical role in protecting it.

In Santa Fe, Texas, Santa Fe ISD has implemented these checkpoints to great success.
“When we think about safety, we think about layers. And all of the layers enhance the environment,” said Dr. Leigh Wall, Santa Fe ISD Superintendent. “What’s really important is that it integrates into our learning environment, because we want to have a positive learning environment for our students and our staff.”

These checkpoints can’t fulfill that purpose without seamless and easy integration that doesn’t take excessive amounts of time or disrupt student days, and Santa Fe ISD said it was able to make that happen with cooperative and energetic staff effort, a carefully crafted screening process, and devices from Garrett Metal Detectors that make charging, maintenance and more as simple as possible.

The result is a system that can move around 1,400 students through three entrances in about 20 minutes that not only keeps students safe but has blended into the learning environment with minimal disruption.

To learn more about Garrett Metal Detectors and the detectors in use at the campuses of Santa Fe ISD, watch the video below or visit garrett.com.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Image

Latest

Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

Read More
Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

Read More
Ellendale HPC Datacenter
Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

Read More
Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

Read More