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Unified Solutions Streamline Corporate Campus Security

Unified Solutions Streamline Corporate Campus Security

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.

Physical Security Has a New Partner: 3D LiDAR

Physical Security Has a New Partner: 3D LiDAR

Physical security is a dynamic concept; it’s not a circumstance in which you can switch on some equipment and call it a day. As time goes on and threats change, it needs routine upkeep, supervision and improvements.



Why Schools Need Clear Communications

Why Schools Need Clear Communications

For many students, every school year begins with new backpacks, books, and excitement for a fun school year. For educators and school security teams, there is hope for a successful school year, as well, but also there are concerns about keeping students safe.

A Medical Enhancement

New mandates require hospitals to implement various regulations and seismic safety precautions by 2030. This ultimately led to the construction of a state-of-the-art hospital for the North Bay region, and in the fall of 2020, MarinHealth announced the official opening of Oak Pavilion

Hanwha Techwin Unveils an Array of New Intelligent Surveillance Technologies at GSX 2022

Hanwha Techwin is reinforcing its leadership position as a global supplier of intelligent video solutions at GSX 2022, Booth 1617.

Beginning of School Year Highlights Particular Benefits of Smart Locks

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.

Los Angeles School District Faces Labor-Day-Weekend Cyberattack

Officials from the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest school district in the country, have confirmed that the district was hit with a cyberattack over Labor Day weekend, according to national news.

Suspect, 12, in Custody after Shooting at Oakland Middle School

National news reports that a student was shot at a middle school in East Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 28, and that a 12-year-old suspect has been taken into custody.

Uvalde School Board Fires Police Chief in Unanimous Vote

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board has voted unanimously to fire Pete Arredondo, the police chief who helmed law enforcement’s response to the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Report: Average Number of Gunfire on School Grounds Incidents Nearly Quadrupled During 2021-2022 School Year

As children go back to school for the new school year, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, in collaboration with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), today released a report detailing new data about the rise of gunfire on school grounds and solutions to prevent school shootings and keep students and educators safe.

Secur Deploys Private Security App Across Texas

A new private security app is becoming available to individuals and small businesses in Texas. The app, Secur, can help users summon and deploy private protection officers on demand as needed.

IONODES Announces Compatibility of PERCEPT Body Camera with Milestone Software

IP video solutions provider IONODES, a Milestone Technology Partner, recently announced that its PERCEPT Body Camera has completed the Milestone verification process and has been confirmed to be compatible with Milestone XProtect software, according to a news release.

Putnam City Schools Rewrites the Lesson Plan for District Surveillance

Putnam City Schools Rewrites the Lesson Plan for District Surveillance

With 28 schools and 10 administrative facilities spread across 43 square miles of the Oklahoma City Metroplex area, Stout and his team are continually evaluating the district’s security infrastructure to identify new methods for keeping students, faculty and staff safe.

Keeping Today’s Campuses Safe with Modern Audio Technology

Keeping Today’s Campuses Safe with Modern Audio Technology

Worst-case scenarios tend to dominate the headlines. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true. And when it comes to security—especially campus security—it’s easy to understand. Threats of violence hit close to home when they involve schools, hospitals and other campuses.

How to Select the Right Emergency Notification System for Your Campus

How to Select the Right Emergency Notification System for Your Campus

The daily news regularly reminds us that safety incidents have risen dramatically across all aspects of our community, and that’s one reason that recruitment and retention of teachers has been a challenge.

Automate your Emergency Response with an Integrated Public Address Mass Notification System

Automate your Emergency Response with an Integrated Public Address Mass Notification System

Protecting students, faculty and staff is top of mind for campuses. With the types of threats that campuses are facing today, facility managers and security personnel need options to enhance the protection of all on campus.

Leveraging Surveillance

Leveraging Surveillance

Mitigating loss is a primary objective of retailers everywhere. Historically, this has meant taking preventive actions against shrinkage, employee theft, and Organized Retail Crime (ORC). Today, retailers are confronted with a new threat as a rise in active shooter incidents has presented new challenges.

Case Study: Pennsylvania District Installs Milestone VMS

Case Study: Pennsylvania District Installs Milestone VMS

Serving as the school district for 10 boroughs and townships in Pennsylvania, the Ligonier Valley School District installed its first district-wide IP video surveillance system in 2021. With remote viewing capabilities, school administrators and the Ligonier Valley Police Department can quickly respond to and prevent dangerous situations from occurring on school grounds.

Why Any Well-Executed Campus Emergency Plan Must Leverage Public Address

Why Any Well-Executed Campus Emergency Plan Must Leverage Public Address

The complexity and frequency of school safety threats has steadily increased over the last decade—and not only in the ways we’ve come to expect.

How to Protect a College Campus with a Communications ‘Umbrella’

How to Protect a College Campus with a Communications ‘Umbrella’

Sound is vital to sharing information, whether it’s interacting with our friends and family or people at work. Sound enables us to understand the context of words spoken when we can’t physically be in front of someone.

Synergy Takes Campus Security to the Next Level

Synergy Takes Campus Security to the Next Level

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.

Protecting Critical Infrastructure Sites from Opposition Attacks

Protecting Critical Infrastructure Sites from Opposition Attacks

It doesn’t matter how desperately the infrastructure may be needed, how carefully designed the facility is (with safety, safe operation and environmental safeguards at the forefront) or the positive economic impact it stands to deliver to the community.

Play the Cards in Your Hand

As of this writing, it’s been a little over a month since the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 students and two teachers dead. It’s so late in the narrative that I feel like I don’t have anything new to add to the conversation. Little glimpses of the human side of the tragedy keep popping into my brain.

Sitting Ducks are for Carnivals—Not Schools

Sitting Ducks are for Carnivals—Not Schools

The most violent year to date for school shootings was 2021, with 193 people killed or wounded. Thus far this year, there have already been 145 victims. This is unacceptable and unconscionable.

Health Care Trends Shaping Security & Infection Control

Health Care Trends Shaping Security & Infection Control

Accelerated by the pandemic, health care has changed significantly over the last few years, in areas including telemedicine, insurance, drug affordability, demand for talent and focus on the patient experience.

Bailey’s Gift Honors Kentucky High School Shooting Victim

Bailey’s Gift Honors Kentucky High School Shooting Victim

With each campus, or mass shooting for that matter, Secret Holt feels the pain of the day her daughter, Bailey, was shot and killed at Marshal County High School in rural Kentucky. That tragedy was more than four years ago, and nerves are still raw.

Texas House Committee Releases Investigative Report on Uvalde Shooting

A Texas House committee investigating the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, released a preliminary report on Sunday.

Authorities: Texas Teenagers Planned School Shooting

Local news reports that several teenagers arrested in Donna, Texas, have admitted to planning a school shooting.

SMU, Local Police Partner for Active Threat Training

Local news reports that Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, recently partnered with multiple local police departments for active threat situation training.

Police Kill ‘Potential Intruder’ Near Alabama Elementary School

National news reports that a man who tried entering a Gadsden, Ala., elementary school while a summer program was in session was shot and killed by police on Thursday morning.

Digital Edition

  • Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - November / December 2022

    November / December 2022

    Featuring:

    • Access Solutions for Safer Schools
    • Why Practice Makes Perfect
    • Video Surveillance in Healthcare
    • Solving Campus Communication Challenges

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