- HOW TO SELECT THE BEST MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR YOUR CAMPUS
- WHY, WHERE AND WHEN TO RETROFIT
- FOUR TIPS FOR DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE CAMPUS SECURITY
- THREE PILLARS OF VISITOR MANAGEMENT
- EVOLVING DRILLS TO MATCH CAMPUS THREATS
Campus lockdown procedures, much like other emergency response and disaster preparedness measures, are critical to the safe and secure operation of a school campus.
Emergency communication solutions like blue light phone towers and call boxes have been commonly used tools at universities and colleges for decades.
The way we approach school security needs to change. Bullying, mental health challenges, and widespread access to firearms have seeped into the fabric of our educational facilities, triggering a rise in tragic active shooter incidents which have become common enough in newspaper headlines for some to glance over without notice.
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.
In sporting events, the score often doesn’t tell the whole story. In the search for active shooter barricades in U.S. K-12 schools, this score tells it all.
As the push for connected campuses advances, many facilities are looking to upgrade their security systems from mechanical to electronic access control.
As we have seen time and time again in critical situations involving our nation’s schools, every second counts in an emergency.
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.
For any school system looking to expand or enhance their safety measures, metal detectors offer one line of defense for deterring weapons and other threatening objects from entering school buildings and campus athletic/special event facilities.
People who studied education most likely have no formal training in the security field, yet now they are expected to make expert decisions about campus security.
For many years, campuses believed these drills encompassed the entire gamut of threats that could endanger students, faculty and staff on their campus. Today, the threats are evolving and so are the drills.
Although some college campuses have long benefited from mass notification systems, the current evolving threat environment facing our education systems indicate just how crucial it is for all schools to have the technologies and communications infrastructure to inform and protect students, families, faculty and staff.
With back-to-school upon us, we all know how important it is to ensure students are prepped with the essentials.
The next generation of students is making its way onto college campuses. As millennials trade in their caps and gowns for a spot in the workforce, Gen Z is shopping for dorm room essentials.
Education Week’s log of school shootings reveals at least 13 incidents in 2018 so far, with 97 people killed or injured. How do we stop this unending cycle of violence?
Every business, campus, facility and organization in a specialty vertical could benefit from some kind of visitor management system, whether on a small or large scale. In reality, these organizations or businesses already have some type of visitor management system in place, but it is often in the inefficient form of a receptionist or paper logbook.