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.
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.
Many physical security solutions aimed at securing corporate, healthcare, and educational campuses have been introduced over the years.
Antiquated methods for tracking visitors on a school campus can create added risk for staff and students. With one million registered sex offenders in the United States, schools that rely on handwritten visitor logs are putting their students and staff at risk.
Global security company IDIS announced that it has released a guide discussing the role of video security in K–12 school security systems. The eBook, titled “Optimal Use of Video Systems for K–12 School Security,” is intended to help reduce risks in the education vertical and create safe learning environments.
A middle school teacher in Michigan has been arrested after being accused of leaving multiple handwritten, problematic notes in faculty work areas, according to local media.
CCSD 89 employs 350 people working in six locations, including four elementary schools, one middle school, and one administrative building for Registration and Human Resources. The buildings used to have traditional analog cameras and DVRs running on coaxial cables, but the district recently made the decision to upgrade its system.
The Brooklyn, N.Y.,-based Altronix Corporation, which designs and manufactures low voltage electronics for video surveillance, security, fire, access control and automation markets, has brought its latest round of new products to the ISC East Expo in New York City.
Ensuring community safety has always been a top priority at UCalgary. The security team works around the clock to secure its many campuses and keep everyone safe.
The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced that its campus police will now use body-worn cameras. According to a news release, the purpose of the body cameras is to “promote accountability; increase public trust; provide supportive documentation for complaints, investigations and prosecutions; and improve training opportunities.”