In an effort to increase the security of its schools, the Schuylerville Central School District is installing a video intercom entry system, called AIPHONE, at both the elementary school and middle school. The installation process is currently underway and will be complete and in operation for the first day of school. Here is how to enter the school:
- Visitors will push a button on an intercom located inside the first set of doors at each school.
- A security camera at the door will allow a school secretary to view the visitor on a screen inside the main office.
- All visitors will be asked to identify themselves and state the reason for their visit.
- If the visitor is approved by the staff member, an electronic door lock will be released so that the visitor may enter either the main office or the school.
- If a school secretary believes the person requesting entry is a danger to the students or staff, entry into the building will not be allowed.
“It’s all about safety,” Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds Peter Riggi said. “This system will add yet another layer of security to our schools.”
This new system is just one measure being taken to ensure each school’s entrance is secure. Entryways at Schuylerville Central Schools are already equipped with a window security film that helps deter glass from breaking.
The Schuylerville Central School District asks for the cooperation of all visitors as this video intercom entry system is implemented.
“This new system is not meant to discourage parents from visiting their child’s school,” Superintendent Dr. Ryan Sherman said. “It’s being put into place to ensure the security of our schools and safety of our students.”