School design is a complicated discipline, especially as more schools opt for increased protections against threats to life safety. Similar to sports arenas, shopping venues, theatres, hotels, and more, schools need to balance being accessible to the general public and providing occupant security.
One of the top concerns for hospitals is maintaining optimal Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and detecting poor IAQ.
Campus security and safety are two of the many challenges facing colleges and universities nationwide. When we think about safety and security on campuses, one might immediately think of active shooter scenarios and prevention.
Parking lots and parking garages come with their own unique set of security challenges. Because parking structures are often quite large, void of many people, and usually located far away from a physical building, it’s more challenging to ensure the safety of users.
As campuses prioritize security upgrades, many are looking to replace standalone technologies with systems that work together as a cohesive solution. While investigating options, decision-makers will ultimately reach a fork in the road.
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (CFBISD) community has a rich history of investing in the school system. While the district had previously upgraded school buildings and security over the years, the CFBISD team knew it was time to re-assess and enhance safety measures.
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.
• How Hospitals Use Video to Improve IAQ, Patient Satisfaction
• Extending the Perimeter on Campus Security and Safety
• Hybrid Access Control in Campus Environments
• Streamlining K-12 Safety and Security Grant Writing