The biggest trend in video surveillance and indeed the security industry as a whole over the past several years has been the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and the revolutionary promise it holds for the market.
With 18 reported school shootings since January 2018, there has understandably been a focus on keeping students and staff safe.
In areas with no local police coverage, state police troopers will be required to stop by campuses once per shift, a total of three times a day.
Armed DPS troopers are now on-site at the campus multiple times a day, getting to know the school’s layout, students and staff, according to TSD Superintendent Claire Bugen.
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A new charter school just miles from Marjory Stoneman Douglas could be the most advanced campus in terms of security in the state.
Campus lockdown procedures, much like other emergency response and disaster preparedness measures, are critical to the safe and secure operation of a school campus.
As the push for connected campuses advances, many facilities are looking to upgrade their security systems from mechanical to electronic access control.
With gun violence now a reality in school corridors and classrooms, officials are faced with the significant, yet daunting, task of ensuring that students, faculty and staff are secure in what traditionally has been considered a safe environment.
When searching for a new access control provider, Townsend cited the security of students and protection of facilities as two of the biggest challenges the new system needed to manage.