Singlewire Software recently announced that it has acquired Visitor Aware, a tool that adds visitor and student management functionality to the company’s existing suite of emergency notification and incident management solutions, according to a news release.
The University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., recently announced that it has received a $2-million grant from the Department of Justice to help schools around the state identify and avoid threats to student safety, according to a news release.
Hospital workers are accustomed to saving the lives of those that come through their doors. In recent years, however, they’ve been forced to focus their efforts inward to improve protection for themselves as they and their hospital campuses have increasingly become the target of violent attacks
Vassar Public Schools in Vassar, Mich., recently selected an AI-based gun detection platform in an effort to prevent and mitigate active shooter events, according to a news release.
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
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.
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?
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.
It wasn’t all that long ago that institutions ran their security systems as a la carte solutions. They had a video surveillance system. They had an access control system. They probably had a public address system, as well.
With 28 schools and 10 administrative facilities spread across 43 square miles of the Oklahoma City Metroplex area, Stout and his team are continually evaluating the district’s security infrastructure to identify new methods for keeping students, faculty and staff safe.