School districts across the state have focused on how to improve security since Newtown, considering proposals that range from adding armed guards in schools to installing panic buttons. Educators, law enforcement and security experts attended a Capitol Region Education Council School Safety Conference in Hartford Wednesday.
“The issue of school safety is at the forefront of our thinking,” said Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra, who spoke at the event. That’s not just the case for schools and towns: companies have been developing products to respond to the tragedy and on Wednesday tried to sell them to town leaders and school administrators. Securitech, a locking manufacturer, unveiled a brand new product they created after the school shooting: A door lock that deadbolts when a teacher pushes a button on a pendant.
Here, they demonstrate how it works: