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.
With the recent media hype about low frequency card readers being easily hacked, schools are now being encouraged to upgrade their low-frequency card readers to higher frequency 13.56 MHz (also known as smart card technology) which are far more difficult to hack.
Life is unexpected and even the most perfectly laid plans and strategies go awry no matter how hard you try to plan for all scenarios.
Safe and nurturing environments are necessary for today’s learners. It is an unfortunate reality that today’s educators are worried about how safe their school environments are.
Make no mistake, mass notification solutions are a critical necessity no matter what size your campus is.
This year, Campus Security & Life Safety will be expanding their successful campus security summits to four new cities: Houston, Chicago, Atlanta and Long Beach, Calif.
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.
One of the most pervasive features of any facility, but especially campus environments such as universities and colleges, is constant change.
- By April Musser PE, CFPS, MBA
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has cited and fined Washington’s largest state-run psychiatrist hospital for failing to protect employees from assaults by patients.
Louisa County High School held a “Stop the Bleed” course, where University of Virginia nursing students trained students, faculty and staff in how to handle a life-threatening injury.
The Lake County School Board approved bids Monday to purchase 1,526 new security cameras for its middle and high schools.
Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools and Gadsden Elementary are launching a new initiative to provide students with a safe escort home on foot.
Bayou View Middle School has invested $2 million in safety measures to control access to the campus.
Two full-time security guard positions with the Pennridge School District will be changed to school police officers who will carry guns.
The FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have authorized the Clay County School Board to move forward with forming the district’s own police department.
Colorado Springs school The Classical Academy is upgrading security on its three campuses during spring break.
The Health and Services Union (HSU) has called for more security guards at Australia’s John Hunter Hospital for staff, patient and visitor safety among “sky-high” levels of violence.
The Hortonville Area School District is testing the UniteGPS System for tracking the location of students on its school buses.
Educators in Worth County, Ga., underwent active shooter training on Monday.
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.
Clark-Pleasant Schools will spend more than $2 million on security improvements for its eight campuses, including cameras and door locks.
Sullivan County Schools have expanded its school resource officer program from one officer at each of the high schools to 18 SROs, enough for one per campus.
South Carolina legislators are considering using $2.2 million of their state budget to add mental health professionals to every campus by 2020.
Ionia Public Schools is installing an emergency notification system.
New Albany-Plain Local Schools is using technology to secure their schools and make their lunch payment systems more efficient.
Quincy Public Schools has installed dozens of emergency call buttons on its campuses as a school safety measure.
Bay City Public Schools will begin using a new visitor management system next month.
Every school in West Memphis will soon have a police officer assigned to its campus.
Nancy Zeiss, Director of Technology for Watauga County Schools, reviewed recent school security upgrades for the Watauga Board of Education.