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Harris Poll Shows Physical Security is Crucial to Getting Kids Back in School

While effectively dealing with COVID-19 is top-of-mind for facilities managers as they work toward getting students back to school full-time, a recent Harris Poll we commissioned indicates there’s significant concern over violence and crime to be overcome as well.

Omnisol application.

New Product Helps Make Surfaces Self-Disinfecting Over Time

NanoVapor Biotech announced the launch of OMNISOL®, a new line of spray-on anti-microbials that provides long-term solutions to sanitizing surfaces to protect against harmful pathogens.



Integrating Safety and Health

Preparing to open schools each year has always involved repairs and replacements, but the COVID-19 pandemic has upended that process.

Campuses Must Remain Vigilant During COVID

Campuses Must Remain Vigilant During COVID

It would seem that school and campus shootings would end with students schooling at home. That hasn’t been the case.

The Modern Classroom

The days of using just a lock and key to secure a classroom are fading. Modern solutions combined with specialty locks are becoming the norm when it comes to keeping classrooms and schools safe from intruders.

Florida Teen Charged with Attempted Murder after Shooting at Officers

A 14-year-old boy in Florida has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after opening fire on deputies in Hardee County. The incident took place Nov. 26, in Wauchula, where the three deputies were sent to respond to a potential burglary.

Taking Contact Tracing Private

Taking Contact Tracing Private

Arguably, reopening the economy in many states across the country hinges on the ability for organizations to gain a good grasp on meeting COVID-safe practices.

Keeping Up with the Storm

Keeping Up with the Storm

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, schools throughout our nation had their hands filled trying to keep students and faculty safe from unauthorized people on campus.

Real Life in the Classroom

COVID-19 is no surprise to anyone. It seems it has taken up residence in every location, schools and campuses are no exception. In fact, within the confines of a campus there is the greatest concern. Our future is at risk with children staring down the pandemic.

John T. Mccutcheon elementary school in Chicago. Credit: Facebook.

School Security Guard Drags Preschooler Through Hall, Family Sues

A family is suing Chicago Public Schools due to an incident where a four-year-old boy was dragged by a security guard through the halls of McCutcheon Elementary school in March, according to the family’s lawyer.

A handgun on top of books inside a backpack.

Texas Fourth Grader Takes Loaded Gun to School in Backpack

A Fort Worth, Texas elementary school sent a letter to parents notifying them about an incident where a student carried a loaded gun in their backpack.

Two police cars with siren lights on.

Dallas College El Centro Police Officer Shot in Downtown Dallas

A Dallas College El Centro Campus police officer was shot in downtown Dallas Thursday evening.

School counselor speaking to a student with hand over his face.

Iowa City School District Developing “Care Assessment” Teams for School Safety

The Iowa City Community School District is developing a team to implement an assessment model that prevents violence and resolves conflict.

California Lawmakers Want More Leadership from Newsom on School Reopening

California Lawmakers Want More Leadership from Newsom on School Reopening

Members of the state’s assembly have demanded more specific statewide guidelines for school reopening, emphasizing that equity gaps will otherwise grow as some students return to classrooms faster than others.

A gloved hand inserting a cotton swab into a test vial.

SUNY Students Must Test Negative for COVID-19 Before Leaving for Thanksgiving Break

State University of New York announced a new policy mandating all students using on-campus facilities to test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days before leaving campus for Thanksgiving break.

Dayton, Ohio 4/18/2020 : The first games of the 2020 NCAA Basketball Tournament were to be played at the University of Dayton Arena. Instead it became one of the first Covid-19 test sites.

University of Dayton Freshman Dies of COVID-19 Complications

An 18-year-old student at the University of Dayton died Thursday of COVID-19 related complications.

UT Austin main building.

UT Austin Student Robbed at Gunpoint, the Latest in a String of Robberies Near Campus

The robbery is the fifth off-campus robbery involving UT students this month.

University of Michigan Students given Immediate Stay-at-home Order

University of Michigan Students given Immediate Stay-at-home Order

Undergraduate students at the University of Michigan have been issued an emergency stay-in-place order, after data shows that COVID-19 cases among Michigan students represents more than 60% of all local cases.

University Hall at Ohio State University.

OSU Creates Safety Task Force After Shooting Death Near Campus

The task force was created in the wake of the shooting death of 23-year-old OSU student, Chase Meola on Oct. 11.

New Bus Safety Technology Installed on Carroll County Public Schools Bus Fleet

New Bus Safety Technology Installed on Carroll County Public Schools Bus Fleet

Carroll County Public Schools in Maryland has outfitted its entire fleet of 311 school buses with new safety technology to help reduce cars from illegally passing buses when they are stopped.

Super-spreader Event Linked to About 125 COVID-19 Cases at New Jersey College

An "isolated super-spreader event" has been linked to about 125 COVID-19 cases at Monmouth University in New Jersey, according to university officials.

Student raising her hand during remote instruction from teacher.

Virtual Learning Safety Tips

Because so many are online, sometimes schools forget to effectively communicate directly with parents about the steps that need to be taken in order to keep our kids safe at school — and at home.

Schools In Focus: Active Shooter Response Planning

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Schools In Focus: Active Shooter Response Planning

In this episode, we spoke to Tom Saccenti, a former campus police chief and security expert, about active shooter response planning in schools. His first piece of advice is to walk through an active shooter scenario with all teachers, janitors, staff members, etc. at the school.

Planning Campus Demands

The first step in developing a plan is to establish a multi-disciplinary framework that ensures every area of the college is represented from administrators including the facilities, athletics, resident halls, wellness centers, research labs, human resources, academic deans and representatives, security/campus police and legal.

We Hear You

Granted, a picture may be worth a thousand words, but there are times it is vital also to hear what’s happening to best assess a situation or provide needed information. Law enforcement and security professionals routinely rely on audio technology to help keep people safe during an emergency.

1105 Media, Inc. Will Close on Election Day to Allow Employees to Vote and Volunteer

1105 Media, Inc. Will Close on Election Day to Allow Employees to Vote and Volunteer

1105 Media, Inc. today announced the decision to mark Nov. 3, an official company holiday to allow its employees the time to vote and volunteer as a poll worker on Election Day.

Positive Outcomes for Hospital Patients, Providers

There is a movement underway in healthcare services to utilize technology that acts as a force-multiplier in patient care. The movement is called remote patient monitoring, and it involves the use of IP network-based video surveillance technology.

A Layered Approach

If you want to see many of the latest security technologies in use, visit a large college or university campus. Campus security officials face many of the same problems as a city police department — only in a more compact setting.

Bringing Meaningful Lessons to the Classroom

I wonder if students have the capability to learn meaningful lessons while COVID is working its way across the nation. From my personal experience, yes, students can participate in class just fine.

Leveraging Video

It has been 13 years since e-cigarettes first entered the market. While the first generation resembled a cigarette, these devices now come in a sleek and high-tech design that is often able to be hidden in broad daylight.

Digital Edition

  • Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - May / June 2023

    May / June 2023

    Featuring:

    • How Hospitals Use Video to Improve IAQ, Patient Satisfaction
    • Extending the Perimeter on Campus Security and Safety
    • Hybrid Access Control in Campus Environments
    • Streamlining K-12 Safety and Security Grant Writing

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