PreSchool, Child Care – Daycare Access Control

Child care centers need access control to create a secure environment for both children and parents to ensure child safety at each child or daycare center. A secure child care facility is an important factor when parents are choosing the a child care center for their children.Access Control for Daycare Centers

Access Control Considerations for Daycare Facilities

In your search for the best access control system for your child or daycare center, there are a number of factors that you must take into consideration before making a choice of which access control system will be the best for your child care center.

The proper access control for a child care center will ensure that only authorized individuals may have both the door and child released for entry and exit.

Five Access Control Questions:

1. Do you simply want to enable any authorized person entry to a common area using a single common code for all, or do you wish to have individual codes for each and every person?

2. If different codes are desired for everyone, how many codes will you need?

3. Is the access control keypad going to be located outdoors or indoors where weather, vandalism, and lighting are not a necessary consideration?

4. Is it necessary to have the access control keypad connected to a computer, or can it be a “free-standing” unit called a “Stand-Alone” device that is used to release a locked door?

5. Is security a primary concern for an outside perimeter entry door, or is it an interior door that you want controlled to restrict entry into the classroom?

Stand Alone or P.C. Connected Access Control

A door release can be controlled from either a keypad that is or is not connected to a computer for automatic time and attendance tracking, if desired, for parents, children, and staff with appropriate add-on software.


All of our keypads are designed for high traffic applications and are not prone to damage by longer fingernails, as those of the membrane keypad. They are designed for high traffic use and will provide many years of reliable service. Options can include wall mount options, and castaluminum housings to to provide the maximum protection in the most demanding outdoor environments. The keypads are lighted for after dark use as well.

The cost of access control systems will depend on the number of user codes, stand alone or PC connected, and indoor or outdoor usage and the security desired.

Safety checklist

• Access Control – Prevent unwanted visitors from entering even your vestibule, track who went where and when, integrate with time/attendance software

• Video Intercom – Identify visitors before they have access to an entry door

• Chime indication when a child exits a door

• Video Surveillance – Remote Video Monitoring (view your center from any location), upgrade to IP & Megapixel Technology, integrate with Access Control

• Emergency Lock Down Systems – Lock all doors immediately with the swipe of one card.

• Universal Classroom Locks that lock from the inside

• Locksmith Services – Bolster doors, frames and door hardware, Safety audit on doors, fire exit safety, ADA improvements