Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - March April 2022

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


Cover Story

Hospital Security Challenges & Solutions During the Pandemic

Hospital Security Challenges & Solutions During the Pandemic

By Tracy Fuller

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.


Features

Artificial Intelligence Enhances Campus Video Deployments—and is Becoming More Affordable

Artificial Intelligence Enhances Campus Video Deployments—and is Becoming More Affordable

By Bruce Canal

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.


The Marathon of Constant Vigilance

The Marathon of Constant Vigilance

By Matt Jones

You think that it will never happen to you—until it does.


Managing Dynamic Risk: How Your Campus Can Achieve Organizational Resilience in 2022

Managing Dynamic Risk: How Your Campus Can Achieve Organizational Resilience in 2022

By Dustin Radtke

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.


Teachers, Books and Clouds: 5 Ways the Cloud is Revolutionizing School Security

Teachers, Books and Clouds: 5 Ways the Cloud is Revolutionizing School Security

By Nigel Waterton

For so many schools today, math and spelling tests serve as accountability to ensure students work hard and concentrate on learning.


Hardware-Encrypted USB Flash Drives Stop BadUSB Before It Starts

Hardware-Encrypted USB Flash Drives Stop BadUSB Before It Starts

By Richard Kanadjian

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.


Add a New Dimension to Ransomware Defenses in Education

Add a New Dimension to Ransomware Defenses in Education

By Scott Lucas

It’s clear that ransomware attacks are on the rise, and education provides an attractive landscape for cyber thieves.


Who Is Using Mobile Data Access Control?

Who Is Using Mobile Data Access Control?

By Scott Lindley

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 Responsibilities of School Security Personnel

The Responsibilities of School Security Personnel

By Ron Woodruff

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.


Mass Notification Makes Moves to Manage Critical Events

Mass Notification Makes Moves to Manage Critical Events

By Paul Shain

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.


A Unified Approach to Campus Security

A Unified Approach to Campus Security

By Charles Pitman

Many physical security solutions aimed at securing corporate, healthcare, and educational campuses have been introduced over the years.


Tips for Overcoming the Supply Chain Crisis

Tips for Overcoming the Supply Chain Crisis

By Ron Fijalkowski

“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.


Students Fear Walking Alone at Night

Students Fear Walking Alone at Night

By Steve Reinharz

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.


Digital Signage in the New Normal

Digital Signage in the New Normal

By Victoria Sanville

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.


Time to Put a Stop to Bullying

Time to Put a Stop to Bullying

By Ralph C. Jensen

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.


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