Since the fatal Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., some school districts in the Fox Valley region of Illinois are increasing security at their campuses. According to officials, some of the security upgrades were already in motion, but the Parkland shooting has heightened the focus on student safety.
The Rock Hill School District in South Carolina was looking to upgrade its video surveillance system while aligning with its efforts to save energy.
Security professionals are faced with several challenges in today’s highly technical environment on campuses.
The request comes after the escape of a psychiatric patient from the facility in November.
Taking advantage of a major modernization program, Cervantes High School implemented the HID Mobile Access solution at school entrance turnstiles to better protect what had previously been an open campus with uncontrolled access, and provide a convenient way to carry campus IDs on mobile phones.
Last week at ASIS, several companies had great products for the Campus Security vertical. Here are just a few of the best items we saw while attending the show.
Security companies are working to protect campuses, students and faculty during extreme weather
The increase in urban attacks has placed pressure on security providers to come up with innovative solutions
A new and effective sound system not only makes games and special events at the school gym more enjoyable, but can also aid in keeping students safe and informed during an emergency situation or potential threat.