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The Anthony Wayne Local School
District has implemented a new audio buzzer entry system in an effort to keep
The district reviewed their
security measures over the past three years, and decided a new audio buzzer
entry system was needed at all Anthony Wayne schools.
"When individuals during the
school day come to the front entrance of our six buildings, they have to hit
the buzzer system," explained Superintendent Dr. Jim Fritz.
An image of the visitor then
appears in the main office, and they are asked a series of questions before
being let in.
The district already has
security cameras around each school, but the buzzer system is an added feature.
"Obviously we want those that
have a legitimate reason to be in our school buildings to have access," Fritz
said. "This is just another way we can prevent issues from happening in our
The system is equipped with a
camera that records all visitor interactions. It cost the district $30,000, but
Fritz says it's money well spent.
"This was another way we could
improve our security in our buildings," he said. "So, obviously that money is
Staff members have special
keys that give them access to the buildings, so they don't need to buzz in
The system was installed
Monday, and school personnel have been instructing students on the proper use
of the system.
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