Yeshivah Bais Pinchos Installs Advanced Security System; Entry Can Only Be Made With Security Card

Following the Connecticut shooting massacre, one local school is taking action and bringing school security to a new level. As of tomorrow, Yeshivah Bais Pinchos high school will be locked at all times, only allowing those with a security card into the building.

A sophisticated security system installed at the school, requires every student, teacher, Rebbe, janitor and anyone else to carry a magnetic security I.D. card which would have to be placed up to the door to allow one to enter the premises.

Advanced security cameras were also placed throughout the premises to capture all pedestrian and vehicle activity at all times.

Visitors to the school will have to come to the front door and ring the bell, and will only be ‘buzzed in’ once identified.

“After what happened in Connecticut, we felt this was absolutely necessary”, R’ Shrage Pinter, who also serves as LCSW’s Director, tells TLS. “It’s the least we could do to keep the boys safe”, he says.

Earlier this month, the same school held a security drill, which was directed by a State Police Sergeant.

Pinter says the hefty price tag on the new upgrades didn’t stand in the way of implementing the new security precautions.

“It’s worth every penny to save lives”, Pinter says. TLS.

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29 COMMENTS

  1. SCHI has that system now, but all it takes is for one kind employee to hold the door for the person behind them, or to open the door for someone knocking there
    It’s a great security, but students and staff alike must know they absolutely cannot open the door for anyone who is not a student or staff there, or who they don’t recognize, no matter who the guy says he is. The standard reply to anyone trying to enter who you’re not sure if he belongs there should be, please go sign in at the front office

  2. great idea but don’t fool yourself to think this is sufficient I worked for a company that also had card for everyone and the used to pay an outside company to try to break in to test the security and they often did. someone held the door for someone etc. Training students, teachers etc. about these things and questioning people that dont belong are crucial.

  3. “Y can’t all yeshivas get that and try to get the government to pay”. Does the government owe you anything? Why should they pay??

  4. Seriously, I’m not even asking my school to do this, just wish my children’s school would take BASIC safety measure…ex. Lock the front door!

    I am appalled everyday at the carelessness of the people I I trust my children with!! There are a few entrances to their building that is free for anyone to walk in. How comforting!!

  5. This would cost many thousands for each school.its very important but in most schools that already can’t meet payroll ,hoiw are they going to pay for it . yes if every parent paid an extra hundred dollars then it could work but many parents barely pay the minimum tuition and will not he willing or able to pay

  6. #11. because there are grants to pay for this type of thing and yes the gov. owes the tax payer something especially when they have federal funds earmarked for this.

  7. The govt owes me everything. Me me me.

    But where will the govt get it from, you ask. I don’t know, let them steal it from you. But whether or not they have it, they owe it to me. Everything.

  8. R’ shrage is a great guy & always takes the lead in all security & student-related expenses. I was just looking to install this. Which company did this ?

  9. I don’t want to be the barer of bad news, but if you read the news reports this is the type of system that the Connecticut school had and the new Principle also held lock down drills….. you see how that worked out. The “crazy” smashed his way in. The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

  10. Homeland Security has been in Lakewood and continues to do so. BUT remember following there advice isn’t mandatory only a suggestion. Now Newtown Conn was close to home, so people started to wake up and now everyones crying help us, help us. The help has always been here, just the negative old attitude of it can’t happen here, and it will never work here, on and on. So congrats Mr Pinter, but don’t let this give you a false sense of security, be vigilant and lets pray the day never comes in our town.

  11. We pay enough taxes that the government should have enough money to give a minor amount of taxes for the safety of the kids in our community.Unless of course if they don’t care till it happens chas veshulam.Better safe then sorry!!!!!!

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