March / April 2022
- HOSPITAL SECURITY CHALLENGES
- THE MARATHON OF CONSTANT VIGILANCE
- TEACHERS, BOOKS, AND CLOUDS
- WHO IS USING MOBILE DATA ACCESS CONTROL?
- STUDENTS FEAR WALKING ALONE AT NIGHT
Front-line workers—specifically nurses, doctors and other clinicians—remain at the forefront of our collective conscious as we mark the two-year anniversary of the global COVID-19 pandemic making its way to the U.S. The reverberations of the pandemic have affected each and every corner of the hospital, from cafeteria workers to administrative professionals and security teams.
While many in education have the desire to be early adopters of new technologies, budget constraints and path dependency (sticking with the same old technology, or none at all, because it’s too difficult to change) are often obstacles that interfere with deploying the latest advancements.
You think that it will never happen to you—until it does.
Hospitals, universities and other campus-based organizations are feeling the impact of multiple, simultaneous threats. In addition to the pandemic, they’re also contending with extreme weather, civil unrest and a rise in the number of active assailants—just to name a few challenges.
For so many schools today, math and spelling tests serve as accountability to ensure students work hard and concentrate on learning.
It stands to reason that any problem with the word “bad” in its name will not be fun to deal with. However, when the solution for the said problem is a multi-tasker that solves multiple issues, that goes beyond being a good thing—maybe bordering on amazing.
It’s clear that ransomware attacks are on the rise, and education provides an attractive landscape for cyber thieves.
One of the leading adopters of mobile access control systems is the multi-family residential industry: for example, the high-rise, luxury condominium in downtown Sarasota, Fla., recently upgraded by Quantuum Energy Products.
The duties and responsibilities of School Security Officers (SSOs) are complex and wide-reaching. In this article, we will explore what these duties and responsibilities are and why they are so important for school safety.
Communicating a message so everyone on campus receives it is a challenge in and of itself. When that message contains urgent safety information, minor annoyances can become major headaches that put people at risk.
Many physical security solutions aimed at securing corporate, healthcare, and educational campuses have been introduced over the years.
“Supply chain” is now a common household term. For educators and school administrators, ongoing supply chain disruptions continue to create challenges in their nutrition programs, course materials and equipment, and the learning environment itself.
Colleges love to hype the security of their campuses. During tours for prospective students and their parents, guides proudly point out surveillance cameras and “blue light” towers, and they explain the intricacies of their buildings’ access control systems.
As colleges and K-12 schools plan for classes this fall — online, in classrooms, or a hybrid of both — those that opt for in-person instruction will need to deliver it safely, ever-mindful of the coronavirus that’s still present.
Snitches get stitches. A news story about bullying has been tugging at my heartstrings the past few days. A kid’s black eye—and the repeated euphemism—makes me wonder how bullies feel in the aftermath of a sickening attack.