...School Security Systems - New schools need to have a Safety and Security
Representative in the planning process. Following the construction of Bells Mill ES and
Cabin John MS, it has become apparent that a Safety and Security Representative
should be placed on all future new school construction and planning boards. Schools
would be able to avoid the following concerns:
• The stairwells and many spaces in Cabin John MS are all glass. Although very
attractive, during an evacuation due to severe weather or criminal activity the
stairwells are left unprotected and vulnerable to the situation.
• At Cabin John MS large walls with approximately 15 foot drops were built. These high walls in proximity to both athletic fields and walkways, should be avoided in future designs.
• All schools have the need of security cameras and a security specialist will be able
to incorporate the most efficient use of a system in the planning of site...