The BallistiScan School Metal Detector by Ballistiglass.
We've discovered a calm and comfortable way to screen for guns at schools while at the same time not altering the academic environment.
It's possible to use metal detectors in schools without it being scary or having the feel of a prison.
BallistiScan is small, portable, and very easy to use. The feedback from the students and the staff is phenomenal.
BallistiScan establishes a deterrent against bringing weapons on campus and at the same time, everyone feels a bit safer.
The complete system is less than $5000 and is already installed in schools.
Visit www.ballistiglass.com to learn more about BallistiScan and read the white paper on school metal detection (it's 4 pages).
BallistiScan is one layer of security that is designed to act as a deterrent, not a panacea for school security.
Security is derived from multiple layers of security that fall within the 4D's of security:
The metal detector acts as a (D)eterrent.
Cameras with intelligent software act as the (D)etect. Access control (locks, single point of entry, etc) and bullet resistant glass (e.g. BallistiMax) act as (D)eny. Finally, it usually takes an armed individual to (D)efeat the gunman. Each (D) helps reduce the probability of a fatality in the event of a mass shooting. Unfortunately, it may very well be impossible to reach a zero probability, but each layer definitely contributes significantly to this goal. That is why there is no single answer to school security- there are answers. These answers comprise the layers of security that a gunman will encounter.