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TC West Middle School and High School upgrade visitor security system

Over spring break, new buzz-in security systems were installed at Traverse City West Middle School and High School.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A couple of schools in Traverse City have new technology in place to help keep your kids safe.

Over spring break, new buzz-in security systems were installed at Traverse City West Middle School and High School.

All visitors must buzz-in to enter the school once the school day starts.

Administrators get the alert, check the security camera, ask for your name and the reason for visiting, and clear you to come inside the school.

“This system does allow us to monitor who is allowed into the buildings,” said Terry Smith, Traverse City West Middle School principal. “We are always looking to improve our safety and security, especially in this day in age. It’s important we always continue to improve. It’s increased our workload. but we are looking to address that.”

Smith says so far the response to the buzz-in system has been positive.

The school is also having conversations about moving their main office to the front of the building and adding more security improvements if the TCAPS bond proposal is approved, according to Smith.

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