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Newark school lockdown shows the importance of a proper security system

The safety of students and faculty is the top priority for schools around the country, and a recent incident in Newark, New Jersey, revealed the importance of an efficient, reliable locking system.

The Star-Ledger reported that a few men ran into an unidentified school in Newark and headed to the principal's office, where they informed staff members that they were being pursued by two hostile individuals. This prompted a lockdown of the school – all entrances were locked, secured and guarded until police arrived. The authorities then searched the building to ensure no intruders were on the premises.

While the students' parents were very worried, there was no reason to be truly afraid – the ultra-reliable locking system functioned exactly as it was designed to, and no unauthorized parties were allowed to enter the building. If this technology was not in place, there was a very realistic chance that the three mean could have been assaulted.

An school-door locking system is a sound investment for any academic institution, and it can also help protect outlying buildings and other critical areas. A buzzer entry system is just one of many different options available to educational facilities across the nation.

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