As we have seen time and time again in critical situations involving our nation’s schools, every second counts in an emergency.
People who studied education most likely have no formal training in the security field, yet now they are expected to make expert decisions about campus security.
In an ongoing effort to improve campus safety and security, Texas Tech has instituted a program to install security cameras at random locations across campus, hopefully to not only deter crime from happening on campus but also to assist the Texas Tech Police Department with investigating and solving crimes that do happen on campus.
Lockport City School District is adding video surveillance cameras with the ability to identify possible threats.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed the design of schools for the Santa Fe High School shooting that killed 10 people and injured 13 more.
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 past decade has seen a cultural shift, where concerns over personal privacy have gradually taken a back seat to those of security.
The Rock Hill School District in South Carolina was looking to upgrade its video surveillance system while aligning with its efforts to save energy.
Today, university campus applications offer many challenges for a surveillance dealer with student and faculty safety being paramount. Add in the complexities of an urban setting, integral public parks and student housing, and no barriers separating students from the greater community.
Florida Atlantic University (FAU), a leading research institution with its own medical college and 180 degree programs, is constantly growing and changing—and so its security platform needs to keep up with managing the latest developments on campus.