Facility Security


Architects Design Schools with Security in Mind

Architects Design Schools with Security in Mind

Joplin High School was completed in 2014. When designing the campus, Greer said the firm “placed glass in very key locations that allowed for good sight lines so that anybody that was approaching the facility felt like they were being watched and gave an opportunity for them to actually be watched."

Streamlining Healthcare Security

Streamlining Healthcare Security

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are some of the most active public spaces in the United States, and while most facilities strive to maintain a welcoming atmosphere, without protective measures this open-door policy can make them vulnerable to criminal activity.



How Video AI Can Open Schools’ Eyes to Enhanced Safety

How Video AI Can Open Schools’ Eyes to Enhanced Safety

In recent years, tragedies from gun violence at schools have reached an unprecedented frequency—one that threatens to normalize school shootings as a part of everyday American life.

A Different View of Protection for Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor protection for campuses requires the monitoring of numerous surveillance camera feeds—which many school districts might not have the manpower to watch 24/7.

Michigan Hospital Testing Metal Detectors

Michigan Hospital Testing Metal Detectors

The metal detectors are currently being tested in the main lobby, but were previously found to be “very effective” in the emergency department, according to John Bolde, director of safety and security for Munson Healthcare.

NY School District to Implement Security Changes in 2019

NY School District to Implement Security Changes in 2019

East Islip school officials said they will be implementing security changes beginning early next year, including the addition of armed security guards on campuses and the installation of new safety hardware.

Iowa District to Use $500,000 Grant for Security Upgrades

Iowa District to Use $500,000 Grant for Security Upgrades

CCSD plans to install a shooter detection system, key fob access control, a wired and wireless panic button system, a paging system, a metal detector, two-way radios and upgrades to lighting. The STOP School Violent Act will pay for 75 percent of the costs for these upgrades.

Intelligent Solutions for Campuses

Understanding Attack Resistant Doors Within Education Environments

Since 2013, there have been more than 300 education-campus related gunfire incidents in the U.S.—an average of about one per week. With an increase in hostile events, gunfire incidents and other security breaches have prompted parents and administrators to examine and improve campus security.

Enhancing Security Through VMS

Keeping K-12 schools safe is a challenging business. School administrators and security personnel face the task of weighing real and perceived threats, and finding effective and cost-efficient ways to address them while maintaining a non-threatening environment.

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