At Allegion, school security is more than a product conversation. Our purpose is to create peace of mind by pioneering safety and security. As a company of experts, our vision is to make the world safer by securing the places where people enjoy life. Children not only need educational tools to learn, but also a secure environment to thrive.


Featured Videos

Code Requirements for Classroom Doors

Learn which model codes pertain to classrooms.

Intro to Door Hardware: Options for Securing Classroom Doors

Find out which functions are best for securing classroom doors.

Introducing the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) Safety and Security Guidelines

Learn how PASS can help you assess your school’s security.

Featured Podcasts

The Changing Face of School Security 

From school security coordinators and analysts to non-profit organizations and trusted advisors in the K-12 solutions space, this podcast highlights the changemakers in the K-12 industry.

CPTED in Schools: Has your campus applied these 3 tactics to prevent crime

Allegion's Paul Timm, PSP, shares successes and cautionary tales in this CampusSafety Voices podcast.

Securing Futures: Unraveling the layers of school security

Allegion's Paul Timm, PSP, joins the Safe and Sound School's "Sound Off" podcast to discuss the misconceptions about safety measures, the importance of a positive school culture, and the pivotal role of student engagement in maintaining a secure environment. 

Featured Articles

Three ways schools can improve campus safety by Paul Timm

 Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles can enhance campus safety and deter potential criminal behavior.

Best Practices for Classroom Locks by Ken Cook

This article, published in the Security Journal Americas, highlights the imporance of safety for every student and staff member, in every situation, every day.

Classroom Safety: More than just a door

When addressing classroom security, also take into consideration protocols, windows, training, visitor management, and emergency plans.

Redlands Unified School District

Faced with unique security challenges, this district took control over perimeter openings on campus and at the district office.

Improving Access Control Takes Everyone, Especially You

Provides an overview of the importance of access control and communication in school security.

Candy Lane Elementary School

This elementary school relocated the main office and reconfigured  the layout, so staff faced forward towards the interior hallway, making it easier to welcome students and carefully monitor who is entering and exiting the building.

The Changing Face of School Security Podcast

From school security coordinators and analysts to non-profit organizations and trusted advisors in the K-12 solutions space, this podcast highlights the changemakers in the K-12 industry. Hosted by Paul Timm, Director of Education Safety for Allegion, he is a board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP), author and nationally acclaimed expert in physical security. 

In Session is an educational video series to help K-12 administrators make informed decisions about school safety and security. With the help of industry experts, these videos address the challenges facing today’s schools, including security best practices, student mental health and school grants and funding.

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Solutions by Application

Main Entrance


Solutions for securing the main entrance and vestibule of a school.

Perimeter Doors


Solutions for bus, staff, athletic/playground and other entrances, as well as receiving doors and emergency exits.

Administration Office


Solutions for securing the administration office.

Assembly Areas


Includes gymnasium, cafeteria, auditorium, media center and music rooms. 



Best practices for classroom security.

Cross Corridors (Compartmentalization)


Compartmentalization allows areas or wings of the school to be secured, preventing free movement throughout the building in cases of emergency.



Courtyards can present a challenge when it comes to school security. 

Mechanical/Maintenance Areas


Solutions for securing custodial, boiler, electrical mechanical, and riser rooms.

High Security Areas 


Secure areas that require a higher level of security, such as data and record storage, nurse’s office or medicine closet, and laboratories or chemical closet. 



Solutions that meet lockdown needs and fire codes.