Only a few years ago, the idea of moving to the cloud was met with guarded optimism. But today, the shift is becoming more of a reality. An increasing number of campus organizations, whether corporate or higher education, are starting cloud migrations.
As campuses prioritize security upgrades, many are looking to replace standalone technologies with systems that work together as a cohesive solution. While investigating options, decision-makers will ultimately reach a fork in the road.
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (CFBISD) community has a rich history of investing in the school system. While the district had previously upgraded school buildings and security over the years, the CFBISD team knew it was time to re-assess and enhance safety measures.
Singlewire Software recently announced that it has acquired Visitor Aware, a tool that adds visitor and student management functionality to the company’s existing suite of emergency notification and incident management solutions, according to a news release.
National news reports that the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District in Uvalde, Texas, recently failed a surprise security audit after an undercover inspector posing as a potential intruder gained access to a school cafeteria.
With school back in full swing, K–12 administrators continue to focus on the critical issue of student, faculty, and staff safety.
A teacher from Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, recently spoke to ABC News about her experience during the May 24 shooting that left 19 students and two adults dead.
For large corporate campuses, managing access to multiple sites while ensuring tenants, employees, and visitors can easily move around is key to overall security and operational efficiency. Historically, balancing these goals was a complex task.
With the beginning of the 2022–23 school year, residential lock manufacturer Kwikset recently outlined some of the benefits of a residential smart-lock system as relevant to back-to-school season.
It wasn’t all that long ago that institutions ran their security systems as a la carte solutions. They had a video surveillance system. They had an access control system. They probably had a public address system, as well.
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