On Friday, May 14, the Department of Homeland Security released a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin suggesting that as pandemic-related restrictions begin to ease, violent extremist groups may take the opportunity to strike.
Galaxy Next Generation, Inc., a provider of interactive learning technology solutions, has launched G2 Visual Alerts, a feature that enables users to send a message—both text and image—to any device in a school district.
Last week, a communication error on the campus of Ohio State University at Newark in Newark, Ohio, led to a student and a research staff member seeing guns pointed in their direction—unaware that they were in the middle of a scheduled police training exercise and that the weapons were fake.
The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, has launched a new campus safety website to help students keep track of news and relevant campus resources.
Singlewire Software has teamed up with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. to provide integration between Zoom Phone and InformaCast mass notification software. Zoom Phone customers will now be able to trigger and receive mass notifications using InformaCast to stay informed about crisis events that may impact their well-being.
Mobile technology in access control applications is a growing trend and schools and integrators are well-positioned to take advantage of its benefits.
While it is true that the number of transformative tech implementations at campuses is growing – and delivering impressive results – there are many examples that indicate some new technologies have not quite lived up to their promise. And, there are many reasons why.
Campus Security & Life Safety magazine announced the 2021 winners of its Secure Campus Awards this week. The awards honor outstanding campus security services and products.
Critical communication and collaboration technology platform Rave Mobile Safety has announced that it supports compliance with Virginia’s Marcus Alert System. The Marcus Alert was established to provide mental health awareness resources and community understanding services around the state, and it was named for a man shot and killed by a police officer while experiencing a mental health episode in 2018.
On Wednesday, March 10, the Northeastern Illinois University campus in Chicago, Ill., was locked down after what police called a “shootout” took place in a campus parking lot. There were no reported injuries.