Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - September October 2022

September / October 2022

  • CREATING SAFE HAVENS IN SCHOOLS AND CLASSROOM
  • WHY EVERY GUNSHOT AT A SCHOOL MATTERS
  • REDUCING NUISANCE ALARMS
  • A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
  • A MEDICAL ENHANCEMENT


Cover Story

Creating Safe Havens in Schools and Classrooms

Creating Safe Havens in Schools and Classrooms

By Mark Berger

Physical security decisions come down to two categories: Thou shalt and thou should. We must bear this in mind as we create safe havens across our campuses and schools.


Features

Physical Security Has a New Partner: 3D LiDAR

Physical Security Has a New Partner: 3D LiDAR

By Gerald Becker

Physical security is a dynamic concept; it’s not a circumstance in which you can switch on some equipment and call it a day. As time goes on and threats change, it needs routine upkeep, supervision and improvements.


Re-Envisioning a Technological System of Response to Mass Shooting Events

By Michael Crutchley

Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in mass shootings—from schools to workplaces to public spaces, and communal facilities such as houses of worship, community commons, park settings, and shopping centers.


A Medical Enhancement

By Brad Kamcheff

New mandates require hospitals to implement various regulations and seismic safety precautions by 2030. This ultimately led to the construction of a state-of-the-art hospital for the North Bay region, and in the fall of 2020, MarinHealth announced the official opening of Oak Pavilion


In Modern Learning Environments, Instructional Audio Isn’t Optional

By Ray Young

The secret is out: One of the best ways to boost student achievement is to ensure your students can clearly hear their teacher and classmates.


You’re Not Alone

You’re Not Alone

By Steve Bardocz

Is facility security something that you’re worried about? If you answered yes, you aren’t alone. According to the 2022 Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence Report, 88% of security correspondents are experiencing a dramatic increase in physical threat activity that is anticipated to grow this year.


Providing Personal Protection for Teachers with Wearable Devices

Providing Personal Protection for Teachers with Wearable Devices

By Paul Shain

In an ideal world, one touch would be all it takes for a teacher to alert school safety teams that they are in danger. However, the reality is that teachers often must be in a specific place to press a button or must remember a series of steps to activate an alert.


Why Every Gunshot at a School Matters

Why Every Gunshot at a School Matters

By David Riedman

A sniper in a fifth-story apartment fires 300 shots at a school just before dismissal. He had multiple automatic rifles and 1,000 rounds. Government reports wouldn’t consider this worst-case scenario attack to be a “mass shooting”—or even a “school shooting.” That’s a problem.


Why Schools Need Clear Communications

Why Schools Need Clear Communications

By Kelly Lake

For many students, every school year begins with new backpacks, books, and excitement for a fun school year. For educators and school security teams, there is hope for a successful school year, as well, but also there are concerns about keeping students safe.


Remote Possibilities

Remote Possibilities

By Bruce Canal

It’s 3 a.m., and some kids decided to climb the fence and play a little touch football on the athletic field. The motion-sensing cameras trigger an alert. Who’s receiving that alert? And what can they do about it if they’re not onsite?


Unified Solutions Streamline Corporate Campus Security

Unified Solutions Streamline Corporate Campus Security

By Mark Feider

For large corporate campuses, managing access to multiple sites while ensuring tenants, employees, and visitors can easily move around is key to overall security and operational efficiency. Historically, balancing these goals was a complex task.


A Fresh Perspective

By Matt Jones

When you get to college, your personal definition of “walking distance” increases exponentially.


Slow It Down

Slow It Down

By Greg Hamm

Protecting perimeters, buildings, property and people is no small responsibility, whether it is an embassy, a school, factory or farmers market. Knowing you have the right equipment in place to secure your facility and to prevent human tragedies brings a peace of mind that no amount of money can buy.


Reducing Nuisance Alarms

By Tom Hofer

Critical infrastructure sites need reliable, cost-effective physical security solutions.


How the Village Christian School Solved Campus Safety Risk

How the Village Christian School Solved Campus Safety Risk

By Mark McCourt

Reaching the right balance for campus safety requires the deft mix of addressing parental concerns, letting kids be kids, and protecting people and property through surveillance, information and fast response. Both have to be affordable and available 24/7/365.


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