NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Now more than ever, school safety and security is foremost in the minds and hearts of students, parents, teachers, and school officials. Safety is priceless, yet budgets are not endless. The option of retrofitted interior vestibules offers a cost effective, less invasive security solution when compared to the expenses of new construction.
Frameworks manufactures interior aluminum security vestibules that can easily create a retrofit solution for a school facility's main entrance. Interior vestibules provide an added layer of security when faced with an intruder by delaying the individual entering the building. Frameworks vestibules also offer increased day lighting, for bright entryways and LEED contributions. Additionally, depending on design, remodeled building envelopes with vestibules may be eligible for extensive energy savings according to ASHRAE 90.1 (Modeling of Air Infiltration through Door Openings).
Paul Timm, Physical Security Professional, and owner of RETA Security, Inc. assists school administrators in providing a safer and more secure environment. Mr. Timm explains that in the future, almost all school buildings will be built with secured vestibules at main entrances. However, the majority of existing schools were not designed that way, so there is now the need for better access control. "A secured vestibule at the main entry where visitors arrive becomes a place in the school where personnel have the opportunity to authorize the visitor before he or she can gain access to the rest of the facility," he noted.
Utilizing a retrofit solution such as the Frameworks interior aluminum security vestibules provides the same added layer of security found in newly constructed facilities. Short lead times, typically three weeks or less, accommodate the difficult schedule for retrofitting an existing space. Frameworks standard finishes include the industry's most common options and custom paint colors are available if desired.
Since 1996, Frameworks has been manufacturing high quality, pre-finished aluminum frames, windows, and doors for interior commercial applications. Located in Houston, TX, Frameworks specializes in sleek, modern designers and concealed fastening, rich colors, and recessed glazing pockets to add an architecturally pleasing design aesthetic to offices, schools, and healthcare facilities throughout the country. www.frameworks.com
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