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.”
Children are a society’s most precious asset, from them comes a future head-of-state, captain of industry, or the inventor of the next revolutionary technology.
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is an enormous school system, as are the challenges that Ralph Velez, director of security operations, is tasked to manage.
On the campuses of Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz., a new security force has been out on patrol, learning the ropes before students return to campus full time. An egg-shaped security robot on wheels has been placed into service to act as a mobile security camera, emergency call box, first-alarm-raiser, and more.
On the campus of John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill., students installed six emergency call boxes as part of a student-led initiative.
Among the advanced security technologies available to address a campus’ needs are body-worn cameras, video with analytics, and touch-less access control solutions. Here’s how they benefit a college or university campus.
On Saturday, Feb. 20, a University of Arizona student was shot and killed in an on-campus parking garage. The Tucson Police Department is currently investigating the death as a homicide. As students returned to campus on Monday, their attention turned to how campus security and safety measures could prevent another similar incident.
With more than 100,000 schools closing in the United States, Americans recognize the need for safer learning environments.
Classic emergency mass notification systems (EMNS) focus on fast and reliable messaging to inform people of dangerous situations.
Campus safety is one of the largest issues facing universities. In 2014, more than 27,000 criminal incidents were reported at public and private universities across the United States*.