Facility Security


The Evolution of Risk and Why You are More Vulnerable Today

Up until 20 years ago, the word “security” might evoke the image of a night watchman, armored truck or closed-circuit video camera wired to a VCR.

Retrofitting from Curb to Core

Retrofitting from Curb to Core

Summer break is almost here and teachers and students are counting the days until school is out. For many school administrators and facilities managers, however, summer isn’t breaktime.



Securing Campuses with Innovative Technology (Without Sacrificing Privacy)

Securing Campuses with Innovative Technology (Without Sacrificing Privacy)

To keep students and faculty safe, we can do far better than electronic passkeys and simple metal detectors. As sophisticated technologies like artificial intelligence are brought to bear in more and more industries, it’s time that we use these and other innovations to promote campus safety.

Jewish Day Schools in Pennsylvania Seek Inclusion in School Security Grant Program

Jewish Day Schools in Pennsylvania Seek Inclusion in School Security Grant Program

Students and staff members at Jewish day schools are asking Pennsylvania lawmakers for help paying for security and safety measures among a recent increase in attacks against the Jewish community.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office Offers Active Shooter Training for Religious Institutions

Lee County Sheriff's Office Offers Active Shooter Training for Religious Institutions

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida offers houses of worship active shooter training, security surveys of their campus buildings and deputy details.

Roadmap to a Security Operations Center

For those of you who follow this industry, you know this is a remarkable feat. I sat down with Mark Reid, Director of Safety and Security and Cheryl Michaels, Associate Director, at SPU who also founded Educational Safety LLC, a security consulting firm.

Risks of Aging Technology and Benefits of Upgrading

Many organizations maintain regular technology refresh schedules where old equipment is replaced on a set schedule, usually every three to five years.

Indoor Positioning Tech Enhances Campus Security with 3D View

Indoor Positioning Tech Enhances Campus Security with 3D View

With the ever-present risks of crises and emergency situations on university campuses, the A&MSA Police Department began looking for ways to increase efficiency when it came to campus security.

Plano ISD Focuses on Security

Plano ISD Focuses on Security

Joe Parks, Plano ISD executive director of safety and security services, gave an update on the district’s security measures at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

Architects Design Schools with Security in Mind

Architects Design Schools with Security in Mind

Joplin High School was completed in 2014. When designing the campus, Greer said the firm “placed glass in very key locations that allowed for good sight lines so that anybody that was approaching the facility felt like they were being watched and gave an opportunity for them to actually be watched."

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