The Manatee County School District plans to address gaps in campus security with a $1.7 million security upgrades project.
Gaylord Community Schools in Michigan plans to use funds awarded by the state’s Competitive School Safety Grant Program to bolster entrance security at three district buildings.
Wyoming Medical Center plans to upgrade its security equipment and protocols following a shooting and lockdown last month.
Fayetteville City Schools installed new security measures on its campuses during spring break, including more security cameras and door security systems.
The St. Mary’s County Public Schools board of education approved Wednesday the installation of external door monitoring system.
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.
Bayou View Middle School has invested $2 million in safety measures to control access to the campus.
The first project will be a security perimeter fence, which will include a gatehouse with controlled access. Other projects include internal security measures and mechanisms based around visually-oriented mass communication.
Director of Safety Bryan Vaughn said that safety department administrators can secure doors in the whole district, even if they’re not currently on that campus. Vaughn said that the panic button system can unlock doors as quickly as it can lock them.