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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.

Upgrading Your Campus Security with Smart Card Readers? Think Again

Upgrading Your Campus Security with Smart Card Readers? Think Again

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.



EDITOR'S NOTE

Changing Adapting and Being Flexible

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.

Proactive Steps in Protecting Students Using Technology

Proactive Steps in Protecting Students Using Technology

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.

Leveraging a Unified Mass Notification Solution

Make no mistake, mass notification solutions are a critical necessity no matter what size your campus is.

Tackles Stop the Bleed at 2019 Summits

Tackles Stop the Bleed at 2019 Summits

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.

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.

The Constantly Changing Landscape of Risk in Campus Environments

The Constantly Changing Landscape of Risk in Campus Environments

One of the most pervasive features of any facility, but especially campus environments such as universities and colleges, is constant change.

Washington Hospital Cited and Fined for Failing to Protect Workers from Assaults

Washington Hospital Cited and Fined for Failing to Protect Workers from Assaults

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.

UVA Nursing Students Host “Stop the Bleed” Course at High School

UVA Nursing Students Host “Stop the Bleed” Course at High School

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.

Florida District to Implement More than 1,500 Security Cameras

Florida District to Implement More than 1,500 Security Cameras

The Lake County School Board approved bids Monday to purchase 1,526 new security cameras for its middle and high schools.

Georgia District Testing “Walking School Bus” Program

Georgia District Testing “Walking School Bus” Program

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools and Gadsden Elementary are launching a new initiative to provide students with a safe escort home on foot.

Mississippi Middle School Invests $2 Million in Access Control

Mississippi Middle School Invests $2 Million in Access Control

Bayou View Middle School has invested $2 million in safety measures to control access to the campus.

Pennsylvania School Board Votes to Hire Two Armed School Police Officers

Pennsylvania School Board Votes to Hire Two Armed School Police Officers

Two full-time security guard positions with the Pennridge School District will be changed to school police officers who will carry guns.

FBI, FDLE Authorize Florida District Police Department

FBI, FDLE Authorize Florida District Police Department

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 Academy Starts Security Upgrades During Spring Break

Colorado Springs Academy Starts Security Upgrades During Spring Break

Colorado Springs school The Classical Academy is upgrading security on its three campuses during spring break.

Australian Union Calls for More Hospital Security Guards Amid Increased Violence

Australian Union Calls for More Hospital Security Guards Amid Increased Violence

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.

Wisconsin District Tests Student Tracking System on Buses

Wisconsin District Tests Student Tracking System on Buses

The Hortonville Area School District is testing the UniteGPS System for tracking the location of students on its school buses.

Georgia District Trains Educators for Active Shooter Situations

Georgia District Trains Educators for Active Shooter Situations

Educators in Worth County, Ga., underwent active shooter training on Monday.

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.

Indiana District Plans $2.1 million in Security Upgrades

Indiana District Plans $2.1 million in Security Upgrades

Clark-Pleasant Schools will spend more than $2 million on security improvements for its eight campuses, including cameras and door locks.

Tennessee District Expands SRO Program

Tennessee District Expands SRO Program

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 Lawmakers Consider Adding Mental Health Counselors to Every School

South Carolina Lawmakers Consider Adding Mental Health Counselors to Every School

South Carolina legislators are considering using $2.2 million of their state budget to add mental health professionals to every campus by 2020.

Michigan District to Install Emergency Notification System

Michigan District to Install Emergency Notification System

Ionia Public Schools is installing an emergency notification system.

Ohio District Uses Technology to Secure Schools

Ohio District Uses Technology to Secure Schools

New Albany-Plain Local Schools is using technology to secure their schools and make their lunch payment systems more efficient.

Massachusetts District Adds Emergency Call Buttons

Massachusetts District Adds Emergency Call Buttons

Quincy Public Schools has installed dozens of emergency call buttons on its campuses as a school safety measure.

New Visitor Management System to be Implemented at Michigan District

New Visitor Management System to be Implemented at Michigan District

Bay City Public Schools will begin using a new visitor management system next month.

West Memphis Police Increase Presence at Schools

West Memphis Police Increase Presence at Schools

Every school in West Memphis will soon have a police officer assigned to its campus.

North Carolina School District Reviews Security Upgrades

North Carolina School District Reviews Security Upgrades

Nancy Zeiss, Director of Technology for Watauga County Schools, reviewed recent school security upgrades for the Watauga Board of Education.

Digital Edition

  • Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - March April 2019

    March/April 2019

    Featuring:

    • Proactive Steps in Protecting Students Using Technology
    • Securing Our Hospitals and Protecting Your Privacy
    • Leveraging a Unified Mass Notification Solution
    • From Safe Campus to Smart Campus

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