Senate Bill 11, Texas' leading school safety bill, was signed in the House of Representatives on May 27th and is now on the governor’s desk.
The Muscogee County School District is putting together its own police department.
Work to improve safety and security of 11 schools in Waukesha, Wisc., will begin this month.
University of New Mexico officials are reportedly considering plans to add an iron fence around the school’s main campus as a security measure.
Beginning next year, San Antonio Independent School District will offer parents the ability to opt-into a new system that will help them track their children when they take the school bus.
The Lakeland School District looks to hire more armed guards to their schools after their successful first year with a guard placed at Athol Elementary School.
Imagine, a campus security installation so big that it will take years to complete all the work, and it also means installing solutions with the latest technology and greatest impact to school security.
Individual schools and districts are always seeking ways to increase their security posture while not losing what makes them uniquely qualified, as educational institutions, to create an environment where learning is invoked through programs, curriculum, and even the design and architecture itself.
You may have heard the term ‘geofence’ thrown around in the controversial discussion about mcommerce (mobile commerce) or you may even know of the benefits of geofencing capabilities within the realm of emergency communication technology, but how vital is geofencing as a non-marketing tool?
Our nation’s hospitals and healthcare organizations encounter numerous challenges, both internally and externally, and they need to maintain their continuity of operations every day.
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.
Integration of security and fire alarms in facility design and emergency response planning is vitally important in today’s threat environment.
- By April Musser, PE, CFPS, MBA
Everyday nearly 75 million students attend school and rely on administrators to keep them safe. Unfortunately, too many tragic school shootings have shown educators and parents that what is currently in place is simply too little, too late.
Some of the major requirements DPS needed in their access control system included flexibility and scalability. After much research, DPS discovered Open Options and named them as their access control partner of choice in 2013.
When most security administrators think about securing their school, usually heavy duty door locks and surveillance cameras come to mind.
For students, faculty and staff, summer break is a relaxing time of year. For those in the campus security industry, it is the perfect time to add upgrades to existing systems, retrofit for more enhanced safety and build upon the policies that have already been created.
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
The Madison Metropolitan School District plans to add security updates such as cameras, a new phone system and classroom door locks for the upcoming school year.
Phoenix Academy, a charter school with three campuses, is serving as a beta site for a new video-integrated active shooter detection system.
Whitefish Middle School has added a 10-foot glass barrier at its front office as part of its security measures.
Two people were killed and 17 people, mostly schoolchildren, were injured in a deadly knife attack near Tokyo on Tuesday.
Next week, Lockport City School District will start testing its new facial and object recognition system, Superintendent Michelle Bradley announced Tuesday.
Niles Community Schools plans to use almost $450,000 in school safety grants and about $150,000 in matched funding to install an advanced security camera system in the district.
A group of Florida lawmakers toured schools in Tel Aviv, Israel, to look at their security and safety measures.
One person was shot in the leg Monday morning in what authorities described as a random shooting on the campus of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Holland Public Schools plans to add 109 surveillance cameras this summer.
Utah State University’s public safety department is making improvements to its Code Blue emergency notification system.
The Dubuque Community School District is looking to link the security cameras in its schools to the police headquarter stations as a safety measure.