Office security for a windowless room?
August 21, 2013 3:46 PM Subscribe
I work in a public defender's office with a dozen lawyers. Four of them are in windowless offices, and two of those offices in particular are buried near the back of the building, where it's hard to hear if you aren't standing outside the door. For the vast majority of clients this isn't an issue, but how can we keep our office safe during closed door meetings with clients?
posted by Happydaz to work & money (9 answers total)
An obvious idea would be a panic button an attorney could trip if he or she felt unsafe. Most these services are subscription based, and we'd rather avoid the cost if possible. A low-tech solution would be a doorbell that rings to the front office when there's a problem. Does the hivemind have any other suggestions? I'm a pretty big guy and I've never felt unsafe around a client, even those accused of very serious crimes or with significant violent criminal history. But especially in dealing with clients with a previous history of physical or sexual assault, we want to be cautious and make sure the workplace is safe for everyone.