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EF Johnson Technologies Announces New Senior Leadership

EF Johnson Technologies, which supplies communication technology to emergency responders, recently announced two new faces among its senior leadership.

Student, 12, Faces Charges After Officer Knelt on Her Neck During Incident

Local news reported in March that a school officer from the Kenosha Unified School District in Kenosha, Wis., placed his knee on a 12-year-old student’s neck to restrain her during a fight in the school cafeteria. CNN reported last week that the student is now facing disorderly conduct charges related to the incident, according to her family lawyer.



University of Kentucky Installs Salient’s CompleteView VMS

The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., recently announced a partnership with Salient Systems to deploy a new video management system, CompleteView VMS. A press release notes that the solution ties together more than 3,000 cameras into a central location to improve video monitoring and situational awareness around campus.

Officer, Student Taken to Hospital After High-School “Brawl”

A fight at North Forney High School in Forney, Texas, on Monday afternoon sent a teen suspect and an officer to the hospital, local news reports.

School Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In

A suspect involved in a shooting at Erie High School in Erie, Pa., on Tuesday turned himself into the Erie Police Department on Wednesday, according to national news.

Mass Notification Makes Moves to Manage Critical Events

Mass Notification Makes Moves to Manage Critical Events

Communicating a message so everyone on campus receives it is a challenge in and of itself. When that message contains urgent safety information, minor annoyances can become major headaches that put people at risk.

Time to Put a Stop to Bullying

Time to Put a Stop to Bullying

Snitches get stitches. A news story about bullying has been tugging at my heartstrings the past few days. A kid’s black eye—and the repeated euphemism—makes me wonder how bullies feel in the aftermath of a sickening attack.

Digital Signage in the New Normal

Digital Signage in the New Normal

As colleges and K-12 schools plan for classes this fall — online, in classrooms, or a hybrid of both — those that opt for in-person instruction will need to deliver it safely, ever-mindful of the coronavirus that’s still present.

Who Is Using Mobile Data Access Control?

Who Is Using Mobile Data Access Control?

One of the leading adopters of mobile access control systems is the multi-family residential industry: for example, the high-rise, luxury condominium in downtown Sarasota, Fla., recently upgraded by Quantuum Energy Products.

A Unified Approach to Campus Security

A Unified Approach to Campus Security

Many physical security solutions aimed at securing corporate, healthcare, and educational campuses have been introduced over the years.

Hospital Security Challenges & Solutions During the Pandemic

Hospital Security Challenges & Solutions During the Pandemic

Front-line workers—specifically nurses, doctors and other clinicians—remain at the forefront of our collective conscious as we mark the two-year anniversary of the global COVID-19 pandemic making its way to the U.S. The reverberations of the pandemic have affected each and every corner of the hospital, from cafeteria workers to administrative professionals and security teams.

The Marathon of Constant Vigilance

The Marathon of Constant Vigilance

You think that it will never happen to you—until it does.

The Responsibilities of School Security Personnel

The Responsibilities of School Security Personnel

The duties and responsibilities of School Security Officers (SSOs) are complex and wide-reaching. In this article, we will explore what these duties and responsibilities are and why they are so important for school safety.

Teachers, Books and Clouds: 5 Ways the Cloud is Revolutionizing School Security

Teachers, Books and Clouds: 5 Ways the Cloud is Revolutionizing School Security

For so many schools today, math and spelling tests serve as accountability to ensure students work hard and concentrate on learning.

Managing Dynamic Risk: How Your Campus Can Achieve Organizational Resilience in 2022

Managing Dynamic Risk: How Your Campus Can Achieve Organizational Resilience in 2022

Hospitals, universities and other campus-based organizations are feeling the impact of multiple, simultaneous threats. In addition to the pandemic, they’re also contending with extreme weather, civil unrest and a rise in the number of active assailants—just to name a few challenges.

Add a New Dimension to Ransomware Defenses in Education

Add a New Dimension to Ransomware Defenses in Education

It’s clear that ransomware attacks are on the rise, and education provides an attractive landscape for cyber thieves.

Artificial Intelligence Enhances Campus Video Deployments—and is Becoming More Affordable

Artificial Intelligence Enhances Campus Video Deployments—and is Becoming More Affordable

While many in education have the desire to be early adopters of new technologies, budget constraints and path dependency (sticking with the same old technology, or none at all, because it’s too difficult to change) are often obstacles that interfere with deploying the latest advancements.

Tips for Overcoming the Supply Chain Crisis

Tips for Overcoming the Supply Chain Crisis

“Supply chain” is now a common household term. For educators and school administrators, ongoing supply chain disruptions continue to create challenges in their nutrition programs, course materials and equipment, and the learning environment itself.

Hardware-Encrypted USB Flash Drives Stop BadUSB Before It Starts

Hardware-Encrypted USB Flash Drives Stop BadUSB Before It Starts

It stands to reason that any problem with the word “bad” in its name will not be fun to deal with. However, when the solution for the said problem is a multi-tasker that solves multiple issues, that goes beyond being a good thing—maybe bordering on amazing.

Students Fear Walking Alone at Night

Students Fear Walking Alone at Night

Colleges love to hype the security of their campuses. During tours for prospective students and their parents, guides proudly point out surveillance cameras and “blue light” towers, and they explain the intricacies of their buildings’ access control systems.

Boise State University Adopts New Cybersecurity Platform

Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, recently announced that one of its institutes has adopted a new cybersecurity platform.

Kansas High-School Shooting Leaves Three Injured

A student at Olathe East High School in Olathe, Kan., opened fire at school on Friday, March 4, injuring a school administrator and a school resource officer. Local news reports that the suspect was shot, injured and taken into custody.

Student with Gun Arrested at Fort Worth Prep School

A student at a preparatory school in Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested this week after pulling out a gun in a classroom, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

HEMCO Debuts Flammable Storage Cabinet

HEMCO Laboratory Planning Solutions, a manufacturer of laboratory equipment, recently announced its flammable storage cabinet for the safe storage of flammable chemicals.

Rave Mobile Safety Acquires AppArmor

Critical communication solutions provider Rave Mobile Safety announced this week that it has acquired AppArmor, an industry leader in custom-branded mobile safety apps.

Two Campus Officers Killed in Shooting at Bridgewater College

A police officer and a campus safety officer were killed on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 1, when a suspect opened fire on the campus of Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Va.

Balancing Fire Safety and COVID Protection

Balancing Fire Safety and COVID Protection

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new level of mindfulness to basic hygiene practices. We’ve all become accustomed to washing our hands more frequently, as well as carrying around a bottle of hand sanitizer while we’re on the go.

Seven Steps to Effective Emergency Communication and Response

Seven Steps to Effective Emergency Communication and Response

Despite the best efforts of K–12 leaders, violence can occur at any time and in any school setting. An effective crisis response and communications plan can mitigate the threat of injury or death during such an occurrence.

Rave Mobile Safety Launches CAD Data-Sharing Solution

Critical communication and collaboration platform provider Rave Mobile Safety recently announced the launch of Rave Aware, a new solution that aids data sharing among Computer Aided Dispatches (CADs).

Use Vehicle Access Control Tools for Crowd Surges

Use Vehicle Access Control Tools for Crowd Surges

The invention of the automobile made land travel faster and easier. The next step was to make it more organized and efficient, a task that is never completed.

Digital Edition

  • Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - March / April 2022

    March / April 2022

    Featuring:

    • Hospital Security Challenges & Solutions During the Pandemic
    • The Marathon of Constant Vigilance
    • Who Is Using Mobile Data Access Control?
    • A Unified Approach to Campus Security

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