School Security



Important Information on Effective K-12 School Security

Garrett has been hard at work developing new resources and opportunities for school districts across America. As a fellow parent and school board member, our CEO Steve Novakovich was eager to be a part of the solution to the challenges schools face today. In his message to US educators, he relates the fruit of Garrett’s efforts to bring safety and peace of mind to students, teachers, and staff.
Overview:
Metal Detectors in Schools


In the wake of a mass shooting at its high school, the Santa Fe Independent School District in Texas was faced with a need to upgrade a security plan that was already compliant and robust. Here is how they did it.

Santa Fe ISD officials, faculty, parents, and students share details of their work to upgrade their security plan. The result was a totally comprehensive, integrated plan for preventing weapons from entering their schools.

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Metal Detector Integration

This second video in the Santa Fe ISD case study provides a detailed look into how the district implemented security checkpoints including metal detectors into its school safety programs.
Effective Security Communication

This third video in the Santa Fe ISD case study addresses how the district proactively communicated its new security plans. Sections of focus include: digital communication tools; parent/superintendent advisory groups; staff training; and crisis communication tips.

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"While metal detection alone cannot safeguard our schools, only metal detection technology can provide the comfort of a true last line of defense which ensures weapons are not present in our nation's classrooms."

–Steve Novakovich, CEO, Garrett Metal Detectors




Recommended Security Metal Detector Products


Garrett Multi Zone – For powerful, budget-friendly checkpoint security, the Multi Zone can’t be beat. The Multi Zone is easy to use alone or in groups, and its flexible settings and standard internal power supply mean your security team won’t be caught off guard by a special event or power outage.

Garrett Super Scanner V – Garrett’s Super Scanner V is the global standard for hand-held metal detectors, and has proven its dependability and precision in many contexts. Weapons, vape pens, and other metallic contraband are quickly and reliably discovered when the Super Scanner V gets involved.

Garrett SmartScan – When a pandemic struck the world in 2020, schools learned to see the health of students in the classroom in a new light. Now, Garrett’s SmartScan helps ensure that healthy students and staff feel comfortable in class while feverish students are identified.