Schools in Washington state are stepping up their access control with the use of call boxes.
With the seemingly endless increase in school and workplace shootings and other violent incidents, businesses, organizations, and campuses are taking a hard look at their security systems and the safety measures they have in place now more than ever.
When the Central Arkansas' Riverview School District recently agreed to invest in a new access control system to secure the Junior/Senior High School campus, Rutledge was determined to install a solution to encompass the campus’s entire 150,000 square feet of space, spanning multiple buildings, while providing ease of access to teachers, administrators, maintenance and custodial staff.
The Everett Public School District information technology department was asked to design a modern security system that would serve the district’s current needs, be cost effective and handle future expansion.
Boon Edam Trilock Side Gates are used on the other side of the main desk for dedicated egress, including access for those with special needs or the passage of dollies or carts.
It is no secret that the occurrence of violence in schools is a very real-world concern. A growing number of incidents in K-12 schools as well as on college campuses have made going to school more of a safety concern than a pain.
The greatest nightmare of an evacuation coordinator is to finish the evacuation before all employees reach the assembly point. Such disasters can be prevented with RFID UHF technology because it gives complete knowledge on the location of every person that needs to be evacuated at any time of the work day.
- By Karolina Kozlowska, PhD.
As K-12 and higher education campuses work diligently to advance security measures in the wake of increased risk across the nation, more administrations are searching for ways to make smart capital investments.
Many USB thumb drives being used on campuses today could be generously classified as BYOD, but many of these can be infected with malware and viruses that can adversely affect the entire college network.
The recent WannaCry ransomware attacks compromised an estimated 200,000 systems across 150 countries, including the United Kingdom’s National Health Service system. This breach came uncomfortably close to a life-or-death situation when 16 hospitals were unable to access patient data and diverted ambulances to other facilities.