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Smarter Security

By Disha Chakraborty

New Hyde Park Memorial High School is updating the infrastructure in the building by renovating old locks on doors to new automated locks. In order to unlock a door on campus, a faculty ID must be swiped.

“[This provides] safety and security, as well as an easier way to control keys and access to the building and the rooms. With these new locks, classroom doors are always locked. This takes away the ability for a classroom to be left unattended,” said principal Dr. Faccio.

Source by Saanvi Mirchandani

Teachers now use their ID cards to unlock doors in the building.

This new implementation will most likely improve the school’s security. In the case of an emergency lockdown, the school will have the ability to lock all doors in a way that prevents anyone from opening a door, even if they have a student ID. Since teachers now wear their IDs on a lanyard around their neck, students can be assured that only those who belong in the school have access to the building.

“The safety of students and staff is always the number one priority at NHP and the new ID card/swipe system is a step in the right direction to helping protect the buildings district wide. The doors automatically lock when closed, which further secures classrooms when empty,” said English teacher Ms. Kaspar.

With these new locks in place, the school is taking its next steps in initiating updated safety protocols for the betterment of the students and staff in the building.


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