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Creating Safe Havens in Schools and Classrooms

Creating Safe Havens in Schools and Classrooms

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.

Singlewire Software Announces Acquisition of Visitor Aware

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.



University of Missouri Receives $2M School Safety Grant

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.

Oregon K–12 District Adopts ZeroEyes Gun Detection Platform

Klamath Falls City Schools in Klamath Falls, Oregon, recently announced its decision to implement ZeroEyes’ A.I.-based gun detection platform to improve campus safety district-wide, according to a news release.

i-PRO Moves Manufacturing Center to Japan

Intelligent surveillance and public safety solutions company i-PRO Americas Inc. recently announced that its manufacturing center has relocated from Cambodia to Japan, according to a news release.

RAD Announces ‘Bailey’s 5’ Campaign in Honor of Shooting Victims

Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc., and its subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) recently announced that it will extend its “Bailey’s Gift” initiative to include the “Bailey’s 5” campaign, according to a news release.

Shooting at Des Moines Charter School Leaves Two Students Dead

National news reports that two students were shot and killed at a Des Moines, Iowa, charter school on Monday afternoon.

Shooting on City Bus Injures Two Elementary-School Students, One Adult

A gunman’s assault on a Washington, D.C., city bus on Wednesday left three people injured, including two elementary-school-aged children travelling home from school, according to national news.

Mother of Uvalde Shooter Arrested in Domestic Violence Dispute

National news reports that the mother of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooter was arrested and faces accusations of threatening to kill the man she was living with.

Shooting at Va. Elementary School Injures One Teacher

A teacher at an elementary school in Newport News, Va., was shot on Friday, according to national news. She was transported to a local hospital, and the severity of her injuries has not yet been released.

Uvalde School District Fails Security Audit

National news reports that the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District in Uvalde, Texas, recently failed a surprise security audit after an undercover inspector posing as a potential intruder gained access to a school cafeteria.

Building Design that Supports Evacuation Planning

Evacuation plans are a must-have for any school campus. When students and faculty know how to exit a building safely and efficiently during an emergency, the risk of injury and death is significantly reduced. The traditional evacuation plans can be supported through building design.

Baton Rouge Athena Weapons Detection

Baton Rouge PreK–8 School, Athena Partner on Weapons Detection System

Hosanna Christian Academy, a PreK–8 school in Baton Rouge, La., recently announced the installation of a new security solution on its campus.

Solving Campus Communications Challenges at South Plains College

Solving Campus Communications Challenges at South Plains College

There has been no shortage of risks facing college campuses today, from severe weather and power outages to protests and active assailants. The strain put on the teams and infrastructure responsible for the safety and security of faculty and students has never been greater.

Access Solutions for Safer Schools: From Simple to Substantial

Access Solutions for Safer Schools: From Simple to Substantial

With school back in full swing, K–12 administrators continue to focus on the critical issue of student, faculty, and staff safety.

Video Surveillance in Healthcare Enhances Patient Care

Video Surveillance in Healthcare Enhances Patient Care

Healthcare organizations are unique environments. They regularly contend with ongoing business challenges such as limited resources and rising costs. Adding to their challenges are 24/7 visitor traffic, confidential patient data, large supplies of pharmaceuticals, and emergency situations.

CAMPUS COMMENTARY

The Importance of Mental Health

I recently participated in a panel discussion on the topic of active shooters for the Campus Security & Life Safety Virtual Summit. The tail end of the conversation turned to role of mental health and related resources in preventing further incidents from occurring. Being a teenager is tough enough as it is—we’ve all been there.

Why Practice Makes Perfect with your Emergency Communications System

Why Practice Makes Perfect with your Emergency Communications System

On January 13, 2018, in Hawaii, at 8:07 a.m., a ballistic missile alert was accidentally issued via Hawaii’s Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert System over television, radio, and cellphones.

i-PRO’s Grants Department Helps K–12 Educators Find Funding for Security Infrastructure

i-PRO’s Grants Department Helps K–12 Educators Find Funding for Security Infrastructure

Nothing should be more important than school safety and security. However, when it comes to procuring funds to install, improve, or upgrade physical security and infrastructure, many schools find themselves struggling to meet their most basic operating expenses, much less anything else.

A Practical Approach to Investing in Advanced Security: Lessons Learned in Healthcare

A Practical Approach to Investing in Advanced Security: Lessons Learned in Healthcare

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

Student Loan Forgiveness & The Phishing Problem: Why It’s More Prevalent than Ever

Last month, the White House announced the first step in their much-anticipated student loan forgiveness program. However, for as much promise as the program holds, alarms have been raised around possible scams against applicants.

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Shooting at University of Virginia Leaves 3 Dead, 2 Injured

National news reports that a shooting at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., left three university football players dead and two more individuals wounded on Sunday night. Suspect Chris Darnell Jones, 22, has been taken into custody.

10 Considerations for School Security Technology

To help you determine whether a vendor can deliver an effective solution that keeps your schools safe from gun-related violence, here are ten key considerations you should review.

How School Districts Can Lead the Way on Indoor Air Quality

It has been proven that high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration can significantly reduce concentrations of disease-causing particles. This finding is particularly relevant at a time when K–12 students across the United States are going back into classrooms even as the virus continues to circulate, possibly at rates as high as they’ve ever been.

Shooting at St. Louis High School Leaves 3 Dead, Including Gunman

A shooting at a high school in St. Louis, Mo., left three dead—including the gunman—and multiple injured on Monday, Oct. 24, according to national news. NBC reports that shortly after 9 a.m. local time, a shooter entered Central Visual and Performing Arts High School armed with a long gun and almost a dozen high-capacity magazines.

Uvalde Teacher Says She Was “Scapegoat” in Providing Shooter Access to Building

A teacher from Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, recently spoke to ABC News about her experience during the May 24 shooting that left 19 students and two adults dead.

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School

Jury in Parkland Shooting Trial Recommends Life in Prison

The jury in the trial of Nikolas Cruz, who has pled guilty to killing 17 people and wounding 17 more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018, has recommended a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to national news.

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Vistacom Names New Director of Control Room Sales

AV, communications and control room solutions provider Vistacom recently announced that it has appointed a new Director of Control Room Sales.

Six Injured in California School Shooting

A shooting at a multi-school campus in Oakland, Calif., left six people wounded on Wednesday, Sept. 28, according to national news. Initial reports say that the wounded include two students and four staff members.

Shooting at Pennsylvania High School Kills One, Injures Four

A shooting outside a Philadelphia high school left one 14-year-old student dead and four others injured on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 27, according to national news.

Digital Edition

  • Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - November / December 2022

    November / December 2022

    Featuring:

    • Access Solutions for Safer Schools
    • Why Practice Makes Perfect
    • Video Surveillance in Healthcare
    • Solving Campus Communication Challenges

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