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.
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.
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.
- By Brett Whitney, Steven Dwek
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.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida offers houses of worship active shooter training, security surveys of their campus buildings and deputy details.
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.
Many organizations maintain regular technology refresh schedules where old equipment is replaced on a set schedule, usually every three to five years.
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.
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.
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."