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Texas' School Safety Bill is Heading to the Governor's Desk

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.

Georgia District Creates Police Department

Georgia District Creates Police Department

The Muscogee County School District is putting together its own police department.



Security Improvements Underway for Wisconsin Schools this Summer

Security Improvements Underway for Wisconsin Schools this Summer

Work to improve safety and security of 11 schools in Waukesha, Wisc., will begin this month.

University of New Mexico Considers Adding Iron Fence Around Campus

University of New Mexico Considers Adding Iron Fence Around Campus

University of New Mexico officials are reportedly considering plans to add an iron fence around the school’s main campus as a security measure.

San Antonio ISD to Implement Child-Tracking Bus Safety Tech

San Antonio ISD to Implement Child-Tracking Bus Safety Tech

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.

Idaho District Aims to Add More Armed Guards

Idaho District Aims to Add More Armed Guards

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.

Jumping Into the IP Campus

Jumping Into the IP Campus

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.

Implementing Security Staffing for Schools

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.

Geofences Aren’t Just for Marketers

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?

Security in Healthcare

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.

The Evolution of Risk and Why You are More Vulnerable Today

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.

Integrating Fire Safety and Security Solutions in the Campus Environment

Integrating Fire Safety and Security Solutions in the Campus Environment

Integration of security and fire alarms in facility design and emergency response planning is vitally important in today’s threat environment.

Getting Ahead of Trouble

Getting Ahead of Trouble

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.

A Proactive Approach to Campus Security

A Proactive Approach to Campus Security

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.

School Safety and Security — Wide Open Gaps Often Overlooked

School Safety and Security — Wide Open Gaps Often Overlooked

When most security administrators think about securing their school, usually heavy duty door locks and surveillance cameras come to mind.

EDITOR'S COMMENTARY

Schools Out For the Summer

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.

Retrofitting from Curb to Core

Retrofitting from Curb to Core

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.

Securing Campuses with Innovative Technology (Without Sacrificing Privacy)

Securing Campuses with Innovative Technology (Without Sacrificing Privacy)

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.

Wisconsin District Plans Security Updates for the 2019-2020 School Year

Wisconsin District Plans Security Updates for the 2019-2020 School Year

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.

North Carolina Charter School Tests Active Shooter Detection System

North Carolina Charter School Tests Active Shooter Detection System

Phoenix Academy, a charter school with three campuses, is serving as a beta site for a new video-integrated active shooter detection system.

Montana School Secures Campus with Glass Barrier at Front Office

Montana School Secures Campus with Glass Barrier at Front Office

Whitefish Middle School has added a 10-foot glass barrier at its front office as part of its security measures.

Two Killed, 17 Injured in Knife Attack in Japan

Two Killed, 17 Injured in Knife Attack in Japan

Two people were killed and 17 people, mostly schoolchildren, were injured in a deadly knife attack near Tokyo on Tuesday.

New York District to Begin Testing Facial Recognition System

New York District to Begin Testing Facial Recognition System

Next week, Lockport City School District will start testing its new facial and object recognition system, Superintendent Michelle Bradley announced Tuesday.

Michigan District to Spend $600k on Advanced Security Camera System

Michigan District to Spend $600k on Advanced Security Camera System

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.

Florida Lawmakers Take a Look at Security, Safety at Israeli Schools

Florida Lawmakers Take a Look at Security, Safety at Israeli Schools

A group of Florida lawmakers toured schools in Tel Aviv, Israel, to look at their security and safety measures.

1 Hurt in Shooting on Arkansas Children’s Hospital Campus

1 Hurt in Shooting on Arkansas Children’s Hospital Campus

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.

Michigan District to Add More than 100 New Surveillance Cameras

Michigan District to Add More than 100 New Surveillance Cameras

Holland Public Schools plans to add 109 surveillance cameras this summer.

Utah State Works to Improve its Code Blue System

Utah State Works to Improve its Code Blue System

Utah State University’s public safety department is making improvements to its Code Blue emergency notification system.

Iowa District Wants to Link Security Cameras to Police

Iowa District Wants to Link Security Cameras to Police

The Dubuque Community School District is looking to link the security cameras in its schools to the police headquarter stations as a safety measure.

Digital Edition

  • Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - July August 2019

    July/August 2019

    Featuring:

    • Making Security Inclusive
    • Reducing a Carbon Footprint
    • Taking a Connected Approach
    • Proactive Security for Active Shooter Situations

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