Campus Security Solutions at GSX

It is not a secret that campus security is the buzz word around events like GSX given the on-campus violence we have seen in the last year. Companies are putting their heads together and trying to figure out a better way to keep students, faculty and staff safer at K-12, universities, medical facilities, corporate campuses and more.

When it comes to putting together a security plan for a campus, you have to work diligently and with a plan. The companies I met with at GSX understand that safety and security on campus are paramount and they have gone above and beyond in their thinking on how to take seemingly ordinary solutions and turn them into something revolutionary.

Here are just a few companies I met with who are working with campuses to ensure a safer, more brighter future.

AppArmor, Booth 3838

The guys at AppArmor are awesome. The company helps campuses, mainly universities and colleges, build out and customize personal safety apps for their students. The app comes with powerful features such as unlimited push notifications, geofencing, advanced location sharing, crime reporting and offline ready emergency plans. The app allows the user to connect with dispatch and communication in a potentially dangerous situation. My favorite feature explained to me by CEO and Co-Founder Dave Sinkinson is the Friend Walk feature, which allows a user to notify a friend that they are on their way home and give them the heads up that they have arrived safely.

StoneLock, Booth 1137

Perhaps one of the coolest solutions I saw today was from StoneLock, a company that is working to flip facial recognition on its head. StoneLock's solution is particularly incredible given its frictionless manner for authentication, and ability to verify multiple identities at once. With StoneLock, adding in this needed security does not require a substantial investment in physical infrastructure, yet can operate in all ambients of lights. From out on the playground to inside a dark library, StoneLock can verify identity rapidly and without any need for an access control badge (or other second-form of authentication). Additionally, StoneLock puts privacy concerns front and center -- ensuring individual identities are safeguarded.

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.

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