Campus Security & Life Safety


Active Shooter Prompts Quick Response to Indiana Beauty College

Active Shooter Prompts Quick Response to Indiana Beauty College

Two females were injured after a man entered the beauty college and open fired. He then shot and killed himself.

Georgia Law Allows Guns at University Tailgate Events

Georgia Law Allows Guns at University Tailgate Events

A new Georgia law allows guns at public university tailgating events but not inside the sporting arenas.

2 Dead in Murder Suicide at North Lake College

2 Dead in Murder-Suicide at North Lake College

A man took his own life after shooting and killing a woman at North Lake College in Irving, Texas.

1 Dead, 3 Injured in UT Stabbing Spree

1 Dead, 3 Injured in UT Stabbing Spree

The suspect was taken into custody.

Campus Gun Laws Create Need for More Security Measures

Campus Gun Laws Create Need for More Security Measures

Campus carry laws in Kansas have university’s searching for the funds to protect their no-gun zones.

New Security Protocols for San Bernardino School Involved in Shooting

New Security Protocols for San Bernardino School Involved in Shooting

School officials have banned visitors inside the building during instructional time.

Two Dead in Elementary School Shooting in San Bernardino

UPDATE: Three Dead in Elementary School Shooting in San Bernardino

There is no longer a threat at the school.

Senate Calls for Increased Security as Threats on Jewish Centers Rise

Jewish Community Centers around the U.S. faced another wave of bomb threats on Tuesday.



High profile Security

High-profile Security

With 150 miles of pristine coastline, 27 miles of sublime beaches and an enticing overall annual temperature of 72.7 degrees, it’s no wonder that Manatee County is a magnet for people looking for a great place to live and work in Florida.

Bomb Threats Made against Jewish Centers and Schools

Bomb Threats Made against Jewish Centers and Schools

Jewish Community Centers and schools in at least 12 states fell victim to bomb threats on Monday.

5 Tips on Being a Successful Security Guard

5 Tips on Being a Successful Security Guard

Being a security guard is an important job, but it’s a job that often doesn’t get the respect it deserves.

Undercover Evaluation Finds Security Breaches at Chicago Area Schools

Undercover Evaluation Finds Security Breaches at Chicago Area Schools

An undercover evaluation found security breaches at schools in Park Ridge-Niles School District 64.

Lawmaker Calls for Annual School Security Drills

Lawmaker Calls for Annual School Security Drills

Rep. Gary Day is sponsoring legislation requiring school districts to conduct an annual school security drill.

Controlling The Keys

Industry Professional

Controlling The Keys

After a year of in–depth research and testing of many systems, the RJUSD found CyberLock’s access control system to be the solution that best fit the district’s needs, including installation and maintenance.

5 Injured in Mexican Private School Shooting

5 Injured in Mexican Private School Shooting

A 15-year-old shot a teacher, three students and himself.

Knife Attack at Chinese Kindergarten Leaves 11 Injured

Knife Attack at Chinese Kindergarten Leaves 11 Injured

No children received life-threatening injuries.

Plan Of Action

As concerns for campus safety rapidly rise within higher education communities, it is important to implement a proactive plan as the first step to acknowledging your security needs.

Class Is In Session

Class Is In Session

Students and the facilities in which they attend classes face more threats in today’s society than at any other point in history.

Extraordinary Protection

Following several high-profile incidents alleging abuse special needs students (including some non-communicative students), and the activism of a number of parent groups in the state of texas, governor greg abbott signed texas senate bill 507, requiring districts to install audio and video surveillance equipment into select special education classrooms when requested.

What You Need To Know

Being in school every day is vital for a student’s success, and with state funding associated with attendance, it is also vital that school districts keep close track of when students are in school and when they are not.

How Safe Is Your Campus?

Effective campus security consists of more than just a budget line-item and the proverbial “knocking on wood” in today’s day and age.

Conquering A Feeding Frenzy

Conquering A Feeding Frenzy

Pensacola christian college (pcc), in northwest florida, is located just off the warm emerald waters of florida’s gulf coast. pcc became a reality in 1974 when 100 students arrived at the college’s one building.

Leveraging Data

Leveraging Data

Campus security, both in a corporate and higher education setting, can be improved by leveraging data from access control systems to drive future security decisions.

New Solutions To Securing A Campus

At first blush, the concept of bringing military operational and intelligence know-how to campus security may seem strange.

The Building Blocks

Educational institutions face an increasing risk environment. recent high-profile incidents emphasize these risks and magnify the vulnerabilities that educational facilities face. this has led to an increase in public demand for improved security solutions across campuses.

Protecting Outdoor Spaces

Protecting Outdoor Spaces

College and university campuses have hundreds— even thousands—of outdoor acres to secure, from parking lots to exercise trails. however, many of the standard security solutions— locks, access control and intrusion alarms—used to protect the indoor environment have little impact outdoors.

High School Student with Knife on Campus Shot by District Police Officer

High School Student with Knife on Campus Shot by District Police Officer

Police rushed to Hug High School after reports of a knife-wielding student and a shot fired.

Manhunt underway for Suspect Who Shot Two Officers, One Fatally

UPDATE: Americus Suspect Who Shot Two Officers, One Fatally, is Dead

Police responded to a domestic call in Americus, Georgia before being shot upon by the 32-year-old suspect.

High School Protests Pose Unique Security Challenge

High School Protests Pose Unique Security Challenge

High school students around the country are walking out of class in protest of President-elect Donald Trump.

Knowledge Of The District

Knowledge Of The District

While the number of cameras per property varies anywhere from 15 at a smaller elementary up to 80 or more at a larger high school, the Weber School District initially used design tools from Axis to determine an efficient solution now implemented across the board with a simple mix of network cameras.

Clean Bill Of Health

Clean Bill Of Health

Adelphi University has built a solid reputation and position of strength when it comes to safety due to its proactive philosophy and building the right team of people around them that consists of security professionals and electronic security contractors that are true experts in the field.

Dismissing Analog

Dismissing Analog

The increase in incidents and safety concerns prompted the district to perform a security audit that involved the Topeka Police Department school resource officers, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Department of Homeland Security.

The Proper Foundation

Wakefield Grammar School Foundation has chosen a complete Tyco Security Products surveillance package that includes Illustra IP cameras and exacqVision network video recorders with exacqVision VMS software and Kantech EntraPass access control system pre-installed.

Commentary

Reacting With Reason

Every month, almost every day, I hope that there has not been another school shooting where youngsters are hurt, or killed, on an educational campus. Too often that hope goes unfulfilled.

Class In Session

Class In Session

Video analytics enable schools to proactively recognize behaviors to create an efficient and safe environment with minimal disruption.

Next Gen Technology

To ensure the safety of students and faculty members in these new facilities, Campbell decided to significantly upgrade its video surveillance system beginning with its Fine Arts building.

The Battle For Bandwidth

The Battle For Bandwidth

Helping customers understand the importance of effective bandwidth management is the key to designing a system that truly supports their needs and priorities.

Protecting Outdoor Campus Spaces

Protecting Outdoor Campus Spaces

Securing these outdoor spaces takes a different mindset. Indoors, a lot of effort is spent protecting assets. Outdoors, it’s mostly about protecting people. It’s about the student walking late at night between the library and dorm or the last student heading to their car in a remote parking lot.

Locking Up A Win

In the beginning, however, Yelinek was hardly an easy sell. In fact, in his own words he was “dead set against” changing lock brands. That’s because simplicity is a priority for Yelinek, who for the past 20 years has been the only locksmith for all of the college’s campuses.

Temple

Temple Student Uses Target Gift Card to Get Past Security in 9 Buildings

Alyssa Mancuso attempted to get into 13 buildings total.

UCLA Releases Analysis of Security Following On-Campus Shooting

UCLA Releases Analysis of Security Following On-Campus Shooting

The University of California at Los Angeles has released an analysis of security that listed recommendations following the on-campus shooting in June.

South African Police, Students Clash on Campus

South African Police, Students Clash on Campus

“Hell broke out,” when students and police clashed on a South African campus while students protested for free education.

Accidental Discharge Weeks after Implementation of Campus Carry

Accidental Discharge Weeks after Implementation of Campus Carry

Campus carry was implemented at universities around Texas on Aug. 1, less than two months later a student accidentally discharged a weapon.

Shooting at Alpine High Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured

Shooting at Alpine High Leaves 1 Dead 2 Injured

One female student shot another and then killed herself, in the confusion afterwards a marshal shot a Homeland Security agent.

UT Steps up Security after Murder on Campus

UT Steps up Security after Murder on Campus

The University of Texas asked the Department of Public Safety to complete a security review of the campus.

Bringing It All Together

Bringing It All Together

High camera counts, limited bandwidth for connecting multiple locations and linking together a variety of different security technologies are just some of the challenges facing multi-site organizations when selecting video security technology.

Statewide Adoption

ew developments in video surveillance based on IP technology are helping primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities improve security, enhance operations and minimize losses in commercial areas such as bookstores, cafeterias and vending machine halls.

Money Well Spent

Money Well Spent

New security system at public school district helps police crack a case.

French Schools to Ramp up Security with “Mock Attacks”

French Schools to Ramp up Security with “Mock Attacks”

After the terrorist attacks in Nice and Paris, officials are preparing children for potential terror attacks.

France Holds Special Meeting to Discuss School Security

France Holds Special Meeting to Discuss School Security

In the midst of the country’s terrorist attacks, the French government is meeting to discuss how to keep schools secure.

University Pulls Out of Hosting Presidential Debate over Security Concerns

University Pulls Out of Hosting Presidential Debate over Security Concerns

Wright State University stated they would not host the first presidential debate of the general election.

Cleveland Students Fear for Safety during Republican National Convention

Cleveland Students Fear for Safety during Republican National Convention

Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University has closed for the duration of the RNC as students voice concerns over safety.

Texas Universities Rush to Finalize Campus Carry Policies

Texas Universities Rush to Finalize Campus Carry Policies

On August 1, 2016 S.B. 11, otherwise known as the campus carry law, will go into effect.

Security Down Under

With approximately 32,000 full-time students, 16,000 part-time students, and 16,000 staff and affiliates, the University of Sydney faces the same security risks as a small city including theft, disorderly conduct, assault and vandalism.

Planning A Connected Campus

Campus Solutions

Planning A Connected Campus

Technology is changing rapidly, transforming the campus landscape. Mobility trends, real-time, location-based services/global positioning systems (GPS) and even social media are having an impact.

Cracking The Case

Cracking The Case

With guidance from JTI Security, a Tulsa-based integrator and Axis partner, the university replaced its end-of-life analog cameras with more than 300 high-resolution, fixed dome and PTZ network cameras from Axis.

Scalable and Cost Effective

Maintaining and/or upgrading physical security systems is a challenge for schools across the country, and the Brunswick School Department is no different.

Guarding Valuables

Guarding Valuables

Berklee College of Music is home to a lot of talented musicians, but also to a variety of expensive audio equipment.

A School Lockdown

A School Lockdown

Regardless of whether a lockdown situation occurs because of an intruder, a threat against the school or severe weather, it is important to plan for what happens after the lockdown is initiated.

A Top Priority

Industry Vertical

A Top Priority

Universities across the nation are making safety for their students a top priority.

Streamlining Card Issuance

Streamlining Card Issuance

One of the easiest ways to achieve this is to choose an ID issuance solution that allows the card issuer to combine multiple issuance steps into a single and seamless process—all from within the same printing device.

Connecting The Campus

Saint Joseph's University is heading into the final leg of its strategic plan, Plan 2020: Gateway to the Future, which focuses on increased academic distinction, facility enhancements and endowment growth. As part of the facility enhancements, it was deemed necessary to replace core systems throughout the campus that related to life safety and security.

Vanderbilt SMS Streamlines Access, Integrates Multiple Systems for Historic Ripon College

It was critical for Ripon to deploy a comprehensive safety and security program that streamlined access management across the expansive campus.

Orlando Colleges Increasing Security on Campus Following Terror Attack

Orlando Colleges Increasing Security on Campus Following Terror Attack

Colleges in the Orlando area are increasing police presence on campus following the terror attack at a nightclub that killed 49 and injured approximately 50 more.

Arming Campus Security: Is it a Good Idea?

Arming Campus Security: Is it a Good Idea?

In the wake of mass shootings, many schools are asking themselves this question.

UCLA Forms Task Force after Deadly Shooting on Campus

UCLA Forms Task Force after Deadly Shooting on Campus

In the week following the murder-suicide that happened on UCLA’s campus, safety officials have created a task force to deal with security issues.

2 Dead in UCLA Murder-Suicide

2 Dead in UCLA Murder-Suicide

Two people were killed at UCLA in a murder-suicide.

Honing In On Conversation

Honing In On Conversation

College and university, corporate, and hospital campuses are all understood to be safe environments. Inevitably, they become easy targets for social media abuse resulting in security threats, and open venues that encourage community gathering.

Littleton Public Schools to Improve School Safety

Littleton Public Schools to Improve School Safety

Colorado school district continues to roll out cameras and hybrid NVRs en route to comprehensive PSIM system

UT Students Call for Increase in Security after Murder on Campus

UT Students Call for Increase in Security after Murder on Campus

The University of Texas’ student population is petitioning for more campus security following the murder of a freshman on campus.

Growing To New Heights

Growing To New Heights

Business is booming in higher education, and campuses all around the country are stepping up to the challenge to enhance security.

Unique Challenges

Unique Challenges

With almost 33,000 students and just under 5,000 academic and administrative staff, BYU takes its responsibility to provide a secure environment for students, staff and visitors very seriously.

Holding an Open Door

A top tier university serving more than 40,000 students needed a cost effective way to improve the level of security at its non-card access controlled doors.

Smarter Surveillance

Smarter Surveillance

School surveillance continues to be one of the most important markets for video surveillance, And with good reason.

Schools Must Be Vigilant in April

Schools Must Be Vigilant in April

Sensationalism drives increased risk of copycats

Organizing a Team

Now that mobile identities can be carried on phones for physical security applications, they are merging with smart cards into centralized identity management systems.

Hikvision Supports STEM Education with Donation to Citizen Schools

Hikvision Supports STEM Education with Donation to Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools mobilizes teams of educators and volunteers to lead real-world learning projects and provide academic support, helping students discover and achieve their dreams.

UMass

UMass to Review Campus Security after Firearms Incidents

Three separate incidents have been reported in the last five months.

University of Memphis Strengthens Building Security

University of Memphis Strengthens Building Security

A university in Tennessee is replacing old exterior doors and replacing them with door units centrally controlled by a locking system.

2 Students Fatally Shot at Arizona High School

UPDATE: 2 Students Fatally Shot at Arizona High School

A school shooting in Arizona ends with two fatally shot students.

Top Education Theft Recoveries of 2015

Top Education Theft Recoveries of 2015

Absolute Software Corporation has released their top four theft recoveries in 2015.

Data Breach: 63,000 Social Security Numbers Compromised at University

Data Breach: 63,000 Social Security Numbers Compromised at University

The University of Central Florida is investigating a data breach that left 63,000 Social Security numbers vulnerable.

Attack on Pakistan University leaves 19 Dead

Attack on Pakistan University leaves 19 Dead

At least 19 dead in an attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan.

Several Schools across New Jersey and Massachusetts Receive Threats

Several Schools across New Jersey and Massachusetts Receive Threats

Schools across the northern states are reacting to threats of bombs and mass shootings.

Kentucky Schools on Heightened Security due to Threat

Kentucky Schools on Heightened Security due to Threat

Louisville schools operate under heightened security due to anonymous, vague threat.

Campus Standards

Campus Standards

In what has become an increasingly volatile climate, colleges and universities are expected to anticipate the needs of their students, faculty and visitors, and are now designing campus environments to ensure safety and security for all.

Boosting Security - Over the last few years, campus security and student safety have become two of the most discussed issues.

Boosting Security

Over the last few years, campus security and student safety have become two of the most discussed issues.

Getting Out Safely

Getting Out Safely

During a lockdown, first responders and authorities on the scene work to confirm and contain the threat, and then to neutralize it.

On The Books - A recent survey revealed 70 percent of campus threat teams are meeting once or twice a week to review current situations. With mounting job responsibilities, finding time to get together in person and discuss is difficult.

On The Books

A recent survey revealed 70 percent of campus threat teams are meeting once or twice a week to review current situations. With mounting job responsibilities, finding time to get together in person and discuss is difficult.

Rush to Campus Security - Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, a 664-bed hospital, wanted to increase security and simplify its key system, starting with its new 14-story, 375-bed tower hospital building.

Rush to Campus Security

Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, a 664-bed hospital, wanted to increase security and simplify its key system, starting with its new 14-story, 375-bed tower hospital building.

Nothing Junior About Security - At Joliet Junior College, they have embraced the idea of technology-driven security to improve safety, response and resolution of issues across their campuses.

Nothing Junior About Security

At Joliet Junior College, they have embraced the idea of technology-driven security to improve safety, response and resolution of issues across their campuses.

Assessing The Challenges - Legacy systems are nearing the end of their lifecycle

Assessing The Challenges

Large hospital environments present unique challenges for a surveillance integrator specifically, these challenges can include implementing IP Surveillance Technology, Access Control or Networking.

Schools Prepare For Crisis Through Technology Solutions

Schools Prepare For Crisis Through Technology Solutions

Throughout America, schools have made great strides in creating a safety-first culture while federal, state and local governments have also offered expertise to help schools create a more secure environment.

Security Concerns over Homework Close County Schools

Security Concerns over Homework Close County Schools

Augusta County closed cancelled school due to security concerns following an Islamic worksheet controversy.

Los Angeles Closes All District Schools after Bomb Threat

Los Angeles Closes All District Schools after Bomb Threat

All LAUSD schools were closed after an electronic threat risked the safety of students.

New Sandy Hook School Built with Invisible Security Measures

New Sandy Hook School Built with Invisible Security Measures

On the third anniversary of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, we take a look into the school being built on the site of the shooting.

UNC Implements Security Measures during Lockdown

UNC Implements Security Measures during Lockdown

The Chapel Hill university warned students and staff to stay inside after reports of an armed and dangerous person.

Four People Injured in Campus Stabbing

Four People Injured in Campus Stabbing

Police investigate after suspect stabs four victims at the University of California, Merced.

Seamless Integration - Designed to a be a state-of-theart facility for students and faculty members at Oregon State University, Austin Hall could represent one of the most unique systems integration projects within the higher education market in the United States.

Seamless Integration

Designed to a be a state-of-theart facility for students and faculty members at Oregon State University, Austin Hall could represent one of the most unique systems integration projects within the higher education market in the United States.

Catching the Thugs - The San Diego Unified School District’s previous video surveillance solution presented a number of problems. It required two management servers in which most settings had to be replicated between the two, which was awkward and cumbersome.

Catching the Thugs

The San Diego Unified School District’s previous video surveillance solution presented a number of problems. It required two management servers in which most settings had to be replicated between the two, which was awkward and cumbersome.

Join the Team - Now that mobile identities can be carried on phones for physical security applications, they are merging with smart cards into centralized identity management systems.

Join the Team

Now that mobile identities can be carried on phones for physical security applications, they are merging with smart cards into centralized identity management systems.

Editor's Note

Old Schools, New Designs

This issue of Campus Security & Life Safety has an interesting take on security. I think I’ve taken it for granted, but when you talk about camera installation, you have to think about the lens for the camera.

Blinded by Graffiti -  vandalism and destruction of property are not the only concerns at schools. Sadly, theft, assaults and campus shootings are also important issues.

Blinded by Graffiti

Vandalism and destruction of property are not the only concerns at schools. Sadly, theft, assaults and campus shootings are also important issues.

Consider the Lens - This is a story of lens selection gone wrong, and right. Often it seems lens selection is not given much attention, and at worst is an afterthought.

Consider the Lens

This is a story of lens selection gone wrong, and right. Often it seems lens selection is not given much attention, and at worst is an afterthought.

University of Florida Focuses on Life Safety

One of the campus’s current projects is the renovation and expansion of the Rietz Student Union that prompted the discovery of several ‘dead zones’ in the outdoor notification program.

Officer on Leave after Controversial Arrest of a Student

Officer on Leave after Controversial Arrest of a Student

An officer is under investigation after the violent arrest of a high school student.

Campus Security Says NJCU Employee Robbed by Juveniles

A campus security email said that a New Jersey City University staff member has his wallet stolen by three juveniles.

Tragedy Strikes at College Homecoming Parade

Tragedy Strikes at College Homecoming Parade

Four dead and many more injured after a car crashes into parade audience.

Texas Border School District Upgrades Security from Analog to IP

Milestone Systems' open platform IP video management software (VMS) is the flexible foundation for continuing expansion by the Mission Consolidated Independent School District (Mission CISD) in South Texas.

Campus Shooting the Result of a Dice Game

Campus Shooting the Result of a Dice Game

One person was shot and killed at Tennessee State University Thursday night.

Confidence In A Secure Classroom

Confidence In A Secure Classroom

Dancing Moose turned to Stone Security of Salt Lake City to design and install the state-of-the-art, integrated monitoring and security system.

Four Ways to Improve your Evacuation/Clearing Plan

Four Ways to Improve your Evacuation/Clearing Plan

What to do after a lockdown has been initiated.

Muslim Boy Builds Clock, Gets Mistaken for Building Bomb

Muslim Boy Builds Clock, Gets Mistaken for Building Bomb

Ahmed Mohamed was detained after his teacher notified authorities.

Online Exclusive: Reinforcing School Safety with Solution-driven Locks

Online Exclusive: Reinforcing School Safety with Solution-driven Locks

Deadbolt locks provide instant activation and protection.

Digital Fly Launches Real-time Social Media Monitoring and Alert Service for Schools

New technology helps improve school safety by tracking threats, bullying and more on Twitter and Instagram.

Online Exclusive: Integrated Access Control Sends School Safety to the Head of the Class

Online Exclusive: Integrated Access Control Sends School Safety to the Head of the Class

Integrating with school's existing infrastructure a smart choice especially when used with video surveillance and data systems.

The Eyes and Ears of Students are the Keys to Campus Safety

The Eyes and Ears of Students are the Keys to Campus Safety

School district in California taking relationship building to heart.

School security

High School Testing State-of-the-Art Security Measures

Southwestern High School in Shelbyville, Ind., is testing some innovative new security measures to keep kids safe

A Text Message of Apology before Killing

A Text Message of Apology before Killing

Teenager texts apology to the parents of the students he was about to kill.

Sielox CLASS Emergency Notification & Response Solution Proving Effective for Education Sector

Solution delivers lockdown alerts with status and communications.

Integrating Multi-use School ID Cards

Online Exclusive: Integrating Multi-use School ID Cards

Vast number of schools printing their cards in-house instead of relying on third-party service bureau.

Vanderbilt Provides High-level Security for Oregon State University

SMS access control technology helps protect students, staff and visitors.

Hikvision Protects Dubai Pupils on the Way to School

100 school buses for the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman's National Charity School equipped with company's CCTV cameras, DVRs and driver LCD screens.

Teq Hits the Spot with New Mobile Security and Emergency Communication for K-12 Schools

New emergency management platform helps ensure safer schools with improved campus monitoring and real-time emergency reporting.

Unique One-press Classroom Deadbolt Avoids Door Barricade Dangers

QID Classroom Safe Haven solution maintains responder access.

How Colleges and Universities Defend Against Cyber Threats

How Colleges and Universities Defend Against Cyber Threats

Take into consideration the hackers' motivation, then develop a plan of action.

Trusted Resources Promote Safe, Secure Environments

Online Exclusive: Trusted Resources Promote Safe, Secure Environments

Mitigate insider threat and improve perimeter security and personnel assurance to ensure only trusted resources have access.

Dedicated Service

Mid State Fire & Systems, a fire and life safety system installer and service provider in Ocala, Fla., is dedicated to providing quality service to customers at a competitive price.

Securing the Open Campus

Securing the Open Campus

Located in the heart of Albany, N.Y.’s capital city, The College of Saint Rose offers 4,500 students a rigorous educational experience that extends their learning beyond the campus to the vibrant urban environment in which they live.

Researching Security

Researching Security

Western Michigan University, located in Kalamazoo, Mich., is a national research university serving students from across the United States and 100 additional countries.

The Layered Approach

The Layered Approach

With one recent study projecting the mass notification market to be worth more than $6.4 billion by 2018, it is obvious that more and more institutions are turning toward a layered approach to deliver emergency alerts.

Connecting the District

Sycamore School District in Illinois is comprised of seven schools ranging from elementary to secondary schools.

Back to School

Back to School

When some children drop out of school, that is all of the formal education they may ever receive.

California High School First To Deploy SecureCampus Solution

Leading-edge technology provides indoor and outdoor gunfire detection and alerts.

Inequality in School Security

Inequality in School Security

No balance when it comes to every school in America having access to the same types of security products.

Schools Spending More on Security Even Though Violence Statistics are Down

Schools Spending More on Security Even Though Violence Statistics are Down

National Center for Education Statistics reports rate of violent incidents per 1,000 students in 2013-14 was lower than in 2009-10.

UCF Campus Ups Security after String of Break-ins

UCF Campus Ups Security after String of Break-ins

An apartment complex across the street from UCF’s campus has been under fire for failing to keep its residents safe.

Charles Johnson Presents Campus Safety Security Solutions at ASCUE Education Conference

To discuss Open Options' DNA Fusion access control software and it's suite of supporting applications.

Campus Security Products, LLC Paves Way to Campus Safety and Security

Budget constraints not an issue with Safe@School program that brings community together to support local schools.

School Security Findings from National Center for Education Statistics Survey

School Security Findings from National Center for Education Statistics Survey

Overall, reporting violent incidents is down 9% perhaps due to beefed up security.

New Focus on the Classroom

New Focus on the Classroom

It’s been two weeks and it’s time for me to introduce the latest video surveillance technology to the daycare center. They need to install IP cameras, so I can clearly see what that baby girl is doing, and make sure she is treated like I expect my granddaughter to be treated.

Capturing Teachable Moments

Capturing Teachable Moments

When you’re conducting a therapy session, it’s virtually impossible to be fully engaged with the client and be an objective observer of your own interactions at the same time.

TCU Security Guard Accused of Taking Photos in Restroom

TCU Security Guard Accused of Taking Photos in Restroom

Campus police say he has been terminated and arrested.

One Person Shot Dead at Wayne Community College

One Person Shot Dead at Wayne Community College

The suspect in the North Carolina shooting is a white male.

Unmanned Aerial Systems Teach Ohio Students the Importance STEM

Unmanned Aerial Systems Teach Ohio Students the Importance STEM

Teenagers completed a series of challenges using UAS with maneuvers conducted within a Styrofoam mockup of downtown Dayton.

Kenyan University Students March to Demand Security

Kenyan University Students March to Demand Security

Students marched the Kenyan capital after gunmen killed nearly 150 people.

21 Dead, Almost 600 Held Hostage in Kenya Attack

21 Dead, Almost 600 Held Hostage in Kenya Attack

A terror group known as Al-Shabaab is claiming responsibility for an attack on Garissa University College.

Lockdown Alert

Lockdown Alert

All schools in North Carolina have been mandated to successfully install and deploy a panic- lockdown button that links to law enforcement.

The Heart of the Campus

With a strong reputation for innovative research addressing complex urban issues, the University of Massachusetts Boston offers its diverse, 17,000-student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city.

On Cloud 9 - Campuses need effective security equipment

On Cloud 9

Perhaps more than any other time in history, school campuses need effective security equipment and tools not only to ensure the physical safety of students, teachers, staff and administration but also to create a safe environment where effective learning takes place as well as manage expensive assets, such as computer equipment, from theft or damage.

The Security Concerns in Today

School Security Best Practices: The Security Concerns in Today's Society

Keep campuses safe now while helping to prevent future tragedies.

Access Control Meets Campus Safety

Access Control Meets Campus Safety

Faced with an aging housing access control system, the University of Alaska Anchorage was in need of a reliable system capable of integrating with its existing residential operations management software.

Seeking Surveillance

Protecting critical infrastructure is essential to ensure public safety and the preservation of life, property and assets.

Stopping Any Threats

Stopping Any Threats

Tragedy at one school seems to jump start improved security at another. Such is the case for the Eastern Suffolk BOCES , an educational cooperative of 51 Long Island, New York school districts, providing educational leadership, direct instruction, management, and support through quality, cost-effective instructional programs and shared services.

Improving Campus Safety

Improving Campus Safety

Covering an entire city block, one of the busiest medical facilities in New York City has more than 600 beds and thousands of doctors, patients, staff and visitors every day.

Surveillance Success

Surveillance Success

Ottawa University, in Ottawa, Kansas, has a rich heritage. Since 1865, the university has educated its students. Many people rely on Ottawa University to help them achieve a lifetime of personal growth and significance.

Avigilon Secures Liberty Public School District

Rapidly-growing school district saves time and cost while improving safety for students, faculty and staff.

Absolute Software Collaborates with HP to Secure New Education Devices

Persistence technology installed on new HP Education Edition tablets and notebook.

March Madness and St. Patrick

March Madness and St. Patrick's Day Creates Security Issues on University Campus

After a riot broke out on campus two years ago, the University of Dayton is poised and ready to create a safe environment.

Securitech Makes Schools Safer with Unique One-press Classroom Deadbolt

New QID Deadbolt Lock is fastest safe haven solution.

School Break-in Averted with Measures Provided through Stanley Security Grant Program

Montessori School of Dayton credits security products and services as preventing crime.

Monitoring Student

Monitoring Student's Locations via the School Bus

Tracking students before and after school gives all adults involved in the safety and security of students peace of mind.

Monitoring Student's Locations via the School Bus

Tracking students before and after school gives all adults involved in the safety and security of students peace of mind.

Properly Trained School Security Guards

Properly Trained School Security Guards

Suggestions for what to include in a school security guard curriculum.

Kimberlite Aids Police in Most Apprehensions in 2014

Fresno-based monitoring station maximizes community resources, combats false alarms at more than double efficiency of national average.

Panasonic Acquires Video Insight

Goal is to strengthen North American education market.

Sorority Sisters Feel Patronized about Ban

Sorority Sisters Feel Patronized about Ban

University of Virginia fraternities allowed to carry on as usual while sororities weren't allowed to participate.

ASIS Foundation and University of Phoenix to Award 10 Scholarships

Full tuition scholarships to be awarded to security professionals to complete an undergraduate or master's degree program.

Voting Period Begins for Stanley Security's Grant Program

Nominated U.S. colleges and universities eligible to win share of $600,000 grant.

A Canned Approach to School Security

A Canned Approach to School Security

Middle school students asked to bring canned goods to school, but it's not for a food drive.

Viscount Systems Awarded New Patent

Increases security for schools and businesses during crisis lockdowns.

Monday Monologue of Security-related Issues

Monday Monologue of Security-related Issues

From one of the black boxes being retrieved from the AsiaAir flight crash to talks of speeding up nuclear talks, this is top news you need to know.

France to Mobilize 10,000 troops

France to Mobilize 10,000 troops

France is taking a number of measures in a reaction to last week’s terrorist attacks.

A Tweeter Invades College Coach

A Tweeter Invades College Coach's Privacy

Coach Sumlin of Texas A&M teaches college student the ultimate lesson about respecting the privacy of others.

Smartvue Recognized Among Top 20 Most Promising Campus Tech Solution Providers

Nashville-based tech company earns global recognition for new cloud-based,campus video surveillance technology.

Hikvision Supports Student Safety at Texans Can Academies

Solutions ensure safety of campuses across Texas and protect auction site of their sister organization, Cars for Kids.

School Security Gets its Head in the Clouds - Deploying modern video surveillance in educational institutions

School Security Gets its Head in the Clouds

Schools, universities and colleges have always viewed safety as a high priority. These institutions are the keepers of our society’s most valuable asset: our future.

Ever Vigilant - Safety and security in residence halls is a top priority for college campuses of any size

Ever Vigilant

Security and safety in residential halls is a top priority for college campuses of any size today. Students move into dorm rooms and on-campus housing with personal property of considerable value, including computers and other electronics.

The Challenge is Cost effectiveness - Lexington School District One

The Challenge is Cost effectiveness

Lexington One prides itself on the innovative use of technology and has built a substantial network back-end support infrastructure for student use.

Panic Button - Wireless solution contacts first responders from anywhere on campus

Panic Button

Traditional panic buttons can be effective, but require a wired connection to an access control or intrusion system limiting where they are placed.

Achieving Top Honors in Campus Safety

Industry Vertical

Achieving Top Honors in Campus Safety

Campus safety is fast becoming a prerequisite for students and their families when they explore options for higher education.

Mobile-enabled Communications help Mitigate Crisis

Mobile-enabled Communications help Mitigate Crisis

Emergencies that compromise safety on college campuses and universities are an unfortunate reality today.

Featuring Bluetooth

Featuring Bluetooth

In an effort to serve its students, the university recently conducted a pilot program with HID Global of Austin, Texas in which approximately 15 participants used their smartphones to open doors at one or more of six possible campus entry points, including one parking garage.

Looking at Campus Security this Year

Looking at Campus Security this Year

In the past year, we’ve seen a number of trends emerge in campus security at both the higher education and K-12 level, as U.S. school districts and universities enhance their security measures.

Protecting Yourself

Protecting Yourself

Today, traditional alarm and security monitoring services protect roughly 15 percent of American homes and a handful of rental units.

Another School Shooting

Another School Shooting

Pakistani militant group stormed military-operated school in Peshawar, opened fire, mostly killing students. (WARNING: Disturbing recollection from 16-year-old student included.)

About 100 Brains Missing from University of Texas

About 100 Brains Missing from University of Texas

This is roughly half of the specimens the university had in a collection.

Three Students Injured after Gunman Opens Fire in Florida State Library

Three Students Injured after Gunman Opens Fire in Florida State Library

Florida State University police killed the shooter.

911 Tapes Reveal Teacher Tried to Stop Gunman

911 Tapes Reveal Teacher Tried to Stop Gunman

A teacher tried to stop a teen gunman from shooting himself.

Author Cancels College Visit over Gun Policy and Security

Author Cancels College Visit over Gun Policy and Security

Dana Loesch was scheduled to speak about her new book ‘Hands Off My Gun’

Improving Security

An independent, nationwide survey in October 2013 sponsored by United Technologies Corp. and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools revealed that nine out of 10 Americans believe it’s time for the nation to invest in transforming aging school facilities into 21st century learning environments.

It’s Electrifying

A few years ago, Tarrant County College knew its growth had outpaced its existing key system. The key manufacturer advised that an entirely new system was needed to handle the college’s more than 10,000 doors. This led to a broader investigation of solutions.

Organizing the Surveillance

The security industry is huge, and I often depend upon others to send me leads and tips about possible stories. This is the case with education and security, as the two go hand-in-hand.

Covering All Layers of Security

Each year, college campuses across the country are faced with new security and safety challenges. Campus police and security departments need to adapt to these challenges by implementing new strategies and/or infrastructure.

The Highest Quality

The educational community of Garfield Public Schools (GPS) in New Jersey believes that the ultimate goal of each school is to provide intellectual experiences within the context of a multicultural setting.

A Successful ID Credential Program

Securing schools and campuses across our nation has become top-of-mind over the last few years. From lockdowns to campus shootings, no school can avoid the threat of violence that can take place on school grounds without the proper security in place.

Enhancing Security

Located in Maryville, Tenn., the Clayton Bradley Academy first opened its doors as a yearround K-6 school in July of 2013. Now, in its second year, the school has expanded to Pre-K through 9th grade.

Pennsylvania School Boosts Security after Reported Sighting of Alleged Killer

Pennsylvania School Boosts Security after Reported Sighting of Alleged Killer

Eric Frein, the suspect of a deadly police ambush, was allegedly spotted near his old school

School Security Gets its Head in the Cloud

School Security Gets its Head in the Cloud

Deploying modern video surveillance in educational institutions to maximize risk management, increase student and faculty protection and enhance overall campus safety.

Atlanta Metro Area School District Migrates to High-definition, IP Surveillance System

Cherokee County School District chooses American Dynamics’ integrated security solutions to secure its public schools and facilities.

Back-to-School Basics

Back-to-School Basics

Three key components to ensure a safe and secure campus by dissecting the core fundamental DETER.

Eastern Michigan University Nearing Completion of Major Security Upgrades

Eastern Michigan University Nearing Completion of Major Security Upgrades

The university is installing new security cameras and AEDs with more upgrades to follow

Q and A with Chief Information Security Officer at Duke University about Yubico

Q and A with Chief Information Security Officer at Duke University about Yubico

Richard Biever talks strong authentication, two-factor authentication, YubiKey, user feedback and working with Yubico.

Protect a Key

When Steven Shaker wants to know who last took a car on his lot out for a demo or wants to see the demo history of a specific vehicle, all he has to do is go to his computer and check the Morse Watchmans KeyPro software for the answer.

Action Steps for Parents to Do Today to Protect Student Data

Action Steps for Parents to Do Today to Protect Student Data

These actions will help put you back in control of your child's data.

Your Child’s School Lunch Could Be a Threat to National Security

Your Child’s School Lunch Could Be a Threat to National Security

USDA calls obesity an “economic and national security issue”

How Schools Use Private Student Data

How Schools Use Private Student Data

Non-educators want access to student data to apply principles of big data analysis to it.

Elementary Schools in Winston-Salem, N.C., Install Security Cameras in Every Classroom

Elementary Schools in Winston-Salem, N.C., Install Security Cameras in Every Classroom

The WSFCS school system also installed GPS trackers on every school bus

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There's more to School Safety than Active Shooter Training

Enhanced Non-Lethal (ENL) devices can play a vital role in managing more common types of violence on campus.

PVF Security Consulting Brings Affordable Background Checks to K-12 Campuses

More than 500 million criminal records from counties, department of corrections, administrative offices and sex offender registries from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico included.

Embracing Security for the 2014-15 School Year

Embracing Security for the 2014-15 School Year

A small sampling of schools from across the U.S. and what each is doing to ensure safety and security for students, faculty and staff.

7 Things Security Professionals Can Learn from Robin Williams

7 Things Security Professionals Can Learn from Robin Williams

Movie quotes offer great insights and knowledge to enhance the security industry.

USC Student Death Prompts Security Upgrades

USC Student Death Prompts Security Upgrades

Safety includes safety practices and methods and people being aware of their surroundings.

Allegion Warns Against Quick Fix Lockdown Practices

Allegion Warns Against Quick Fix Lockdown Practices

Safe School Week message: Avenues available to fund door hardware upgrades to better protect teachers and students.

Training in Session for Texas Educators to Become School Marshals

Training in Session for Texas Educators to Become School Marshals

Are some Texas ISDs taking the meaning of "school security" too far?

Hybrid Credentials

There are three major initiatives for cards and credentials on college and healthcare campuses that every security director needs to be aware of

The Need for Enterprise Mobile Duress

The Need for Enterprise Mobile Duress

When most people think of school violence, they immediately think of school shootings. The media saturation that covers these shootings makes it unavoidable. however, school shootings are only the most extreme and rarest example of school violence.

Getting Smarter

The ELERTS Campus app is designed for broader use among students, teachers and residents in keeping with the national “See Something, Say Something” campaign.

Schools Turn to Audio Security

Schools Turn to Audio Security

An increased need for the safety of students and staff has caused school systems around the United States to examine their security equipment and protocols.

A Day in the Life

Students, staff and instructors begin their day at a reasonable hour during a work day, but for security, time has no meaning.

Regular Consultation

Regular Consultation

From its beginnings a half century ago, SBU has been characterized by innovation, energy and progress that includes state-of-the-art security systems to protect students, staff and instructors, while transforming the lives of people who earn degrees and those who make groundbreaking discoveries in the university’s laboratories.

Budgeting for Security

It seems odd to me that people talk about school or campus security in terms of having a budget. I do understand that there is no endless resource for new equipment and technology, but really, security measures and technology should get top billing.

Security on a Budget

Security on a Budget

There’s an old axiom that a good salesman could sell virtually anything to anybody—even if the item isn’t always the best fit for a need.

Are Bulletproof Backpacks the Next School Security Trend?

Are Bulletproof Backpacks the Next School Security Trend?

As campus shootings increase across the nation, retailers are stepping up to create bulletproof products.

Open University Campuses Do Not Have to Be a Security Nightmare

Open University Campuses Do Not Have to Be a Security Nightmare

How three security professionals in the education vertical are keeping their campuses safe and secure for all.

Privacy Concerns about Student Data Meets Big Parents

Privacy Concerns about Student Data Meets Big Parents

Parents of school children are standing up against Big Data when it comes to their children's personal information.

School Bully Changes His Ways with the Help of His Parents

School Bully Changes His Ways with the Help of His Parents

A second grader at Tournament Hills Elementary in Beaumont, California demonstrates what it means to go from bully to friend. (Awesome video included; a true must-see!)

Gunman Stopped by Students

Gunman Stopped by Students

Just a week before the end of the school year, a lone gunman riddles students with fear on Seattle Pacific University's campus.

Queens University of Charlotte is First College Winner of VI Security Grant

Queens University of Charlotte is First College Winner of VI Security Grant

Apply today for remaining grants in $250,000 Video Insight School Security Grant Program.

Surveillance Cameras Allegedly Caught Teacher Grabbing Student

Surveillance Cameras Allegedly Caught Teacher Grabbing Student

Disturbing surveillance video footage brings tears to mother's eyes. (Viewer Discretion Advised.)

Teen Plotted to Bomb Schools and Open Fire on Students

Teen Plotted to Bomb Schools and Open Fire on Students

Heavy metal, gory movies and guns found on Minnesota teen's Facebook page, indicators of malice intent?

Partners in Education

Partners in Education

When UCF began planning an upgrade to their security solution—standalone, battery-operated access control that did not provide the level of security needed and a variety of small, analog video systems dispersed throughout multiple campuses

Blackboard and LiveSafe Partner to Enhance Campus Safety through Mobile Communications

Collaboration aims to help more students connect with campus safety officials.

Schlage Electronic Locks Help TCU Bolster Campus Security

Student security enhanced by installing electronic locks in new residence halls and upgrading access control in existing buildings.

Pennsylvania Student Goes on Stabbing Spree at High School

Pennsylvania Student Goes on Stabbing Spree at High School

Student Alex Hribal charged with stabbing 20 students and a security officer; what's your opinion on violent children in schools?

Saving One School at a Time

I’ve been on a kick lately thinking that schools need more security attention. I believe I feel so deeply about schools because they are filled with children who are learning to become the leaders, technicians and thought-leaders of tomorrow.

Educating Without Surveillance

Educating Without Surveillance

According to Saddleback College Chief of Police, Christopher Wilkinson, the childcare center in particular was a top priority due to concerns related to the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy and other similar violent incidents.

College Upgrades

College Upgrades

Reflecting the uniqueness and diversity of the local Queens’ community, for more than 50 years, Queensborough Community College has served students from Queens and the entire New York City region as a starting place to pursue their academic and career goals.

Video Insight Awards Second Security Grant to Harrison Schools in Colorado Springs

Video Insight Awards Second Security Grant to Harrison Schools in Colorado Springs

Apply today for remaining grants in $250,000 Video Insight School Security Grant Program.

Not in My School

Back in the day, students were taught how to protect themselves from fire and the unimaginable nuclear attack.

Allegion Ramps Up K-12 School Security Resources

Allegion Ramps Up K-12 School Security Resources

Training courses, seminars and webinars, face-to-face meetings at events, funding help, new products designed specifically for K-12 applications and free security assessments.

Securitech Employee Proud to See LEXI Control Trim Securing High School Alma Mater

No longer can visitors enter unimpeded and walk to an office on their own – a single entry door is generally used for access, with an intercom communication system.

Video Insight Awards First Security Grant to Monroe Public Schools of Michigan

Video Insight Awards First Security Grant to Monroe Public Schools of Michigan

“Our research found that video surveillance is the backbone to almost all of the security measures schools and districts are making," said Monroe Public Schools Technology Representative Peter Frailing.

HID Global Increases Campus Safety and Security at Academy of Art University in San Francisco

HID Global Increases Campus Safety and Security at Academy of Art University in San Francisco

University can now more easily expand and adapt its access control infrastructure as needed to support growth and new capabilities without forfeiting earlier investments. (Video Included)

Video Insight to Donate Video Surveillance Systems to Schools and Colleges Via Security Grant

Video Insight to Donate Video Surveillance Systems to Schools and Colleges Via Security Grant

Security professionals step up to help make and keep schools and colleges safer.

North Carolina Elementary School Security Project Serves As Model for Campuses across the Country

North Carolina Elementary School Security Project Serves As Model for Campuses across the Country

Historically, the most common access point for a shooter to enter a school is through the main entry to the campus.

Memories are all Some Sandy Hook Elementary Parents Have for the Holidays

Memories are all Some Sandy Hook Elementary Parents Have for the Holidays

The word "anniversary" seems to be the wrong word to use to describe what happened a year ago this Saturday.

Caddo Mills

Caddo Cameras

The schools have made a major commitment to implementing IP video surveillance throughout the entire district, an ongoing project being managed and installed by Stanley Security Solutions.

When Facing an Active Shooter, Get Those Targets Moving

At GovSec West, speaker Shawn Slezak discussed the importance of the ALICE program and how correct training can keep students and faculty safe when an active shooter is on campus.

VMS Best Practices for IP Video Surveillance in Education

VMS Best Practices for IP Video Surveillance in Education

The capabilities of IP video surveillance make them a popular and effective security tool.

The Fiscal Side of School Security

The Fiscal Side of School Security

Educators aren’t security experts, so they need to partner with integrators and consultants who can guide them through the practical aspects of designing and deploying a workable security strategy for their schools and campuses.

Keep Out Unwanted Guests

Along with the university’s education and research mission, security and safety are important factors. The university’s Department of Public Safety is one of the largest university law enforcement agencies in the United States.

The state of current affairs includes better access control

Focus on Campus

As part of a continuing effort to improve security for its students, Adams State University is upgrading its access control system with new electronic locks that are easy to reconfigure as requirements change.

Queen of Peace

Queen of Peace

Radius, a second-generation Enterprise Mobile Duress System (EMDS) that leverages a life-safety, wireless infrastructure and duress pendants to locate a mobile person when and where they need help has been the ideal solution.

All Eyes on Campus Safety

All Eyes on Campus Safety

The shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary in December 2012 shattered the sleepy town of Newtown, Conn., and once again shattered America’s notions of what constitutes a safe place.

Standing Above the Rest

Standing Above the Rest

The Penn-Harris-Madison (PHM) School Corporation exercises its security plan often, and to that end, they invite local law enforcement and their security provider, Honeywell Building Solutions, to participate in enforcement procedures, mock events and planning.

Always Improving

For two years now, I have listened to numerous stories from end users who swear by Honeywell’s products, but mostly they regale their successes because of the company’s customer service. One such example is the Penn-Harris-Madison (PHM) school corporation in Indiana.

Gun Shots at Sparks Middle School in Nevada

Gun Shots at Sparks Middle School in Nevada

Two male students critically wounded.

Redefining the New Normal

Frank DeAngelis has given his all to the students and community of Columbine High School. Now, 14 years after the tragic shooting, DeAngelis is retiring as school principal.

Altronix Keeps NYC School Clocks Ticking

Altronix Keeps NYC School Clocks Ticking

Altronix power supplies provide the perfect solution at a fraction of the cost.

Iran Adds Hacking to Their High School Curriculum

Iran Adds Hacking to Their High School Curriculum

Should a school's curriculum include teaching students how to hack computers?

locking down a classroom increasing demands

Locking Down a Classroom Increasing Demands

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, during the 2009-10 school year alone, 85 percent of public schools in the United States reported that one or more incidents had taken place on campus, amounting to an estimated 1.9 million crimes.

Back to School Means Everyone Must Have a Security Focused Mind

Back to School Means Everyone Must Have a Security Focused Mind

From door buzzers to card swipe systems to security cameras, today is back to school for most of America's K-12 schools.

Alpine School District Combats Bullying with Surveillance Cameras

Alpine School District Combats Bullying with Surveillance Cameras

Utah school taking no chances when it comes to bullying, even on the bus.

McNair Academy in Georgia Invaded by Gunman

McNair Academy in Georgia Invaded by Gunman

30 rounds fired from an AK 47 at an elementary school.

Texas Colleges and Universities Authorized to Perform Background Checks on Future Dorm Dwellers

Texas Colleges and Universities Authorized to Perform Background Checks on Future Dorm Dwellers

Students may have to submit to a background check before being permitted to live on campus.

High Profile Shootings Spur Rapid Growth of Market for US School Security System Integration

High Profile Shootings Spur Rapid Growth of Market for US School Security System Integration

U.S. educational institutions are adopting systems that allow them to respond to all kinds of emergencies in real time.

Chinese Cyber Attacks Cost American Universities Billions

Chinese Cyber Attacks Cost American Universities Billions

American universities concerned as cyber attacks try to barge their way in.

Affigent Launches Physical Security Capabilities to Augment Security Practice

Affigent Launches Physical Security Capabilities to Augment Security Practice

Established information security solutions provider builds industry-leading team of experts, engineers and partners to deliver integrated physical and cyber security solutions to public sector and education customers.

School Doorway Security Assessment App Now Available

School Doorway Security Assessment App Now Available

ASSA ABLOY site assessment tool empowers K-12 facilities to take control of their doorways.

ASIS Foundation Awards Money for Security Enhancements to Chicago Spencer Technology Academy

ASIS Foundation Awards Money for Security Enhancements to Chicago Spencer Technology Academy

Proposed improvements include the addition of both indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras, and to provide staff the means to monitor the safety of the students.

Eastern High School Gymnasium Goes Multipurpose With Community

Eastern High School Gymnasium Goes Multipurpose With Community

Last year, the school replaced their gym sound system to create a modern, multi-purpose facility.

Safeguarding the Future

Universities face innumerable threats, the complexity of which increases with each violent incident like the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School or the bombings during this year’s Boston Marathon.

Printers increasing security

Printers Increasing Security

DPS had a few sporadic ID system capabilities throughout the district; however, this made it difficult to implement standard process improvements that would speed up the creation of new IDs at the beginning of each school year.

Staffing Issues

Staffing Issues

Security has never been more important to organizations of all sizes and industries across the United States.

School security gets smarter

School Security Gets Smarter

From program management to application and deployment, security practitioners from schools, corporations and government agencies are asking: Do we have enough security?

more access control

More Access Control

In today’s more dangerous world, electronic access control assuredly provides a heightened solution to mechanical locks.

Presidential Debate Monitored with Milestone IP Video

Presidential Debate Monitored with Milestone IP Video

Demanding but fast installation used HD, thermal, infrared, mobile and wireless technology.

Honeywell Customer Highlights the Role of Integrated Security at IACLEA 2013 Annual Conference

Honeywell Customer Highlights the Role of Integrated Security at IACLEA 2013 Annual Conference

University of District of Columbia will outline its approach to campus safety at annual campus law enforcement meeting.

New Video Intercom Buzz In Systems Activated at Main Entrances of RTSD Schools

New Video Intercom Buzz In Systems Activated at Main Entrances of RTSD Schools

Visitors are required to press the intercom button once to activate the system, wait for a member of the main office staff to reply, face the intercom, and advise the staff member of their name and purpose of visit.

Special Education Classrooms in Texas Could Require Security Cameras

Special Education Classrooms in Texas Could Require Security Cameras

Are security cameras the answer to keeping special education students safe at school?

School Safety and Security from Sea to Shining Sea

School Safety and Security from Sea to Shining Sea

Gone are the days when you can simply allow your child to walk to school, play outside in the yard alone or even now, leave them in the “safety” of their own home.

Best College for the Money

Best College for the Money

College in Chicago takes security seriously so all students have a safe learning environment.

Top Minds to Present in Industry Leading Education Program

Top Minds to Present in Industry Leading Education Program

ESX features leaders from security integration and monitoring companies to share their insights and expertise about timely industry trends.

Creating Secure Zones at School

How secure is your school? Maybe you worry when your children leave in the morning that they won’t come home filled with knowledge and understanding. Perhaps their security is a question mark.

Window Genie Installs Privacy Window Film Adding to Increased Security Efforts

Window Genie Installs Privacy Window Film Adding to Increased Security Efforts

Showing the immense versatility and value of window film, Window Genie of Fort Worth installed privacy film on a local school to help prevent visibility of the inside of the building during school hours.

Active Shooter Drill Performed at Abandoned School

Active Shooter Drill Performed at Abandoned School

Take a look at this fascinating video of actual police officers from Dallas, Texas participating in an active shooter drill.

Lots of Unanswered Questions When Discussing School Security Issues

Lots of Unanswered Questions When Discussing School Security Issues

When I receive news like I am about to share with you, I get extremely frustrated as I ponder about one unanswered question, “How?”

Father Knows Best When it Comes to School Security

Father Knows Best When it Comes to School Security

According to Nelson Mandela, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world," and dads across the United States are dedicating their time to ensure all students get the chance to safely learn how to change their world.

University of Kentucky Deploys Unified Security Management Platform to Enhance Campus Security Platform to Enhance Campus Security

University of Kentucky Deploys Unified Security Management Platform to Enhance Campus Security

University selected NLSS Gateway to help take a proactive stance with security operations.

FST21 Saferise Solution Raised the Bar on School Security

FST21 Saferise Solution Raised the Bar on School Security

The Bais Yaakov School for Girls (BYLA), has been a proactive leader in the arena of school access security, taking some serious, ongoing steps to harden security on their campus.

Whitby School Appoints Emergency Response Expert

Whitby School Appoints Emergency Response Expert

Whitby School in Greenwich, Conn. has appointed 911 Consulting LLC as its emergency preparedness consultant.

Dallas ISD Proposed Security Upgrades after Sandy Hook Elementary Incident Part 2

On Valentine's Day 2013, Dallas ISD trustees demonstrated love in support of campus security upgrades, while an Oklahoma school district hosts fundraisers to earn money for increased school security.

CSU Monterey Bay and Firetide Announced a Research Collaboration

CSU Monterey Bay and Firetide Announced a Research Collaboration

Firetide, Inc. has partnered with California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) to deploy an outdoor, mesh-infrastructure, testing environment to conduct research.

Dallas ISD Proposed Security Upgrades after Sand Hook Elementary Incident

Dallas ISD Proposed Security Upgrades after Sandy Hook Elementary Incident

Dallas Chief of Police has proposed installing cameras, buzzers and electronic card readers at all 150 Dallas, Texas elementary schools.

Free Software Program from Vicon Encourages School Security Surveillance

Free Software Program from Vicon Encourages School Security Surveillance

Vicon Industries Inc. introduced a program that actively supports school safety by encouraging schools to share access to their surveillance systems with local law enforcement.

Keeping Control of Who

Keeping Control of Who's on Campus

Visitor management is a problem that faces virtually every school, but is particularly troublesome when more trusting children are present.

Single Focus on Education

Single Focus on Schools

Education security should not be a political issue, but it is. Evaluating legislators’ thought process is not only interesting, but also reveals that proactive measures need to be taken in school settings.

A Universal Solution

In recent years, colleges across the country have upgraded and improved the way they monitor, assess and respond to security incidents on campus.

Video Evidence 101

Public schools may not be a hotbed of criminal activity, but they do have their share of incidents on campus that need to be investigated.

Deterring Crime on Campus

Over the past two decades, increasing crime and violence in American schools have highlighted the critical need for safer, more secure campuses.

Managing School Visitors

As a kid, I lived across the street from the school in sleepy Byron, Wyo. It was a wonderful community where everyone knew everyone’s business. Going to school was like going to church; adults could come and go as they wanted.

Staggering Death Toll in Connecticut School Shooting

The world of Newtown, Conn. was rattled early Friday morning as an active shooter entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School, gunning down a reported 20 students and 7 adults in what can only be described as a massacre.

Liberty Public School District Selects RedCloud for Access Control

Kansas City area school district deploys RedCloud Enterprise network appliance to provide scalable, web-based access control across 22 buildings.

A Gem Of A System

Middleton High School, a new 253,905-squarefoot facility, opened in Middleton, Idaho, in August 2011, featuring the newest technology throughout its entire campus, from lighting and computer-controlled heating and air conditioning systems to wireless communications technology.

At The Front Of The Class

Grade schools aren’t often early adopters of cutting-edge surveillance technology, but St. Mary’s School in Alexandria, Va., is an exception.

Who Monitors Your VMS?

The key factor behind the success of CAP is having a dedicated technology specialist personally review a customer’s system status daily.

Customized Accountability

The grounds crew, housekeeping and maintenance staff at Western Kentucky University used to carry building keys around with them 24/7 because that was the way it had always been done.

Locks Control Dynamic Environment

Mountain View College is one of several large schools in the Dallas County Community College District in Dallas, Texas. In two years or less, Mountain View students can earn an associate degree or technical diploma in areas ranging from education, accounting and business to aircraft dispatch, criminal justice and welding technology.

OnSSI's Ocularis Powers Surveillance at Presidential Debate

Allowing rapid deployment at special events and temporary installations, OnSSI's Ocularis video surveillance software will provide an added layer of security for the final Presidential Debate, held tonight at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

California University Installs Pelco Thermal Imaging Cameras

Schneider Electric recently announced the successful installation of its Pelco by Schneider Electric Sarix TI thermal imaging camera systems at California State University, Fresno’s Bulldog Stadium.

To The Chalkboard

When police in Racine, Wis., issued an “attempt to locate” alert for a sexual assault suspect at Gateway Technical College, students received an email from campus security stating that the college had video footage of the event that might help authorities apprehend the culprit.

New To Emergency

A year ago—new to the industry and lacking any special knowledge associated with campus safety or general security—I started working at an Illinoisbased emergency communication company.

Breaking News: Man Killed After Opening Gunfire Near Texas A&M

Three people were killed in a Monday shooting near the Texas A&M University campus, officials said.

Washington School District Adds MobileCamViewer

The Stanwood-Camano School District has introduced mobile surveillance into its fixed security system to enable quicker evaluation of potential security incidents, using the MobileCamViewer mobile surveillance application from mobiDEOS to help keep transportation routines intact.

Safer More Secure Campuses

To enhance the quality of the educational experience as well as the safety of their students, many schools and universities today view campus safety as a top priority.

New High School Implements System Sensor ExitPoint

To help protect students and staff in the case of an emergency, school officials from Hueytown High School and the building’s architectural firm, Lathan Associates, looked to an engineering firm to design a fire system for them.

University working groups agree to update dorm locks

Lock And Roll

Chartered in 1746, Princeton University is the fourth-oldest college in the United States and well known for its scholarship and service to all nations.

school violence is escalating but preventable

Xray May Alert Officials Before Tragedy Strikes

After the tragedies at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech, a growing emphasis on education security has emerged as schools face the reality of this terrorist threat on the homefront

A Direct Emergency Response

Chabot has installed emergency phones throughout the campus parking lots and recreational areas with heavy student traffic.

Network cameras secure 23 arizona schools and district offices

Building A Virtual Fence

Security is a cornerstone of the Kyrene School District in Tempe, Ariz. The scope of the district’s new video surveillance system reflects just how important security is: A total of 1,800 Panasonic network video cameras provide a 360-degree “virtual video fence” to protect each of the district’s 25 schools as well as the district office facilities.

Eyes Wide Open

The Colorado Independent School District (CISD) serves nearly 1,100 students in North Central Texas. as it is for most school districts across America, safety is a paramount part of CISD’s overall miss on of shaping college-bound, lifelong learners—a goal made easier and more affordable by extending the utility of the district’s network with IP surveillance cameras, storage and switches.

More than 200 cameras cover two campus locations to streamline investigations and enhance security

College Prep School Demands High Level Of Safety

Pine Crest needed a cost-efficient system because it relies heavily on donations, which often come sporadically. It also wanted a solution that could be easily expanded upon as needed as the school system and its student base grows.

Campus sports facility adds powerful audio complement

Batter Up

Based on the high level of expertise it takes to operate professional sports venues, it’s no surprise that Magnum’s installation at USF went off without a hitch.

Security Grows With Mesa

For the past several years, Colorado Mesa University (CMU) has been growing rapidly, and its access control system has continued to grow with it.

Des Moines Area Community College Deploys Avigilon Technology

Avigilon recently announced that Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Iowa has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system to prevent unlawful activity, and boost student and staff safety.

Western Kentucky University Deploys Milestone VMS

Milestone Systems IP VMS ís proving the advantages of the open platform approach for Western Kentucky University’s diverse surveillance needs with the ability to expand and customize the system for growing requirements over the years.

Kentucky School District Sees Results With Upgraded Security Technology

The Whitley County School District in southeastern Kentucky recently installed some of the latest surveillance technology on all its buildings.

Florida Prep School Deploys Pivot3 Appliances

Pivot3 Inc., provider of storage and compute appliances, recently announced that Pine Crest School has deployed Pivot3 appliances to store captured video images and host its video management system.

Nebraska Community College Uses Brivo Access Control

Brivo Systems LLC recently announced that Central Community College, in central Nebraska, has standardized on Brivo ACS WebService for access control management of all their buildings located on their three main campuses. Protex Central, Inc., located in Hastings, Nebraska is the integrator for this on-going project.

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Mississippi School District Installs IQinVision Megapixel Cameras

The Meridian Public School District (MPSD) in Mississippi has installed approximately 373 IQinVision IQeye HD megapixel cameras at their 12 school buildings and campuses.

HID Global NFC Mobile Access Control Pilot Program Arizona State University

Arizona State University's New NFC Mobile Access Control Pilot Program

The world's first university pilot of NFC smartphones carrying digital keys was recently completed.

Austin ISD Switches 3000 Plus Camera System to Video Insight

Massive Texas School District with 3,000 Cameras Switches Video Management Provider

One massive Texas school district recently upgraded its video surveillance system in an effort to keep up with advancements in Web management platforms.

Safe with Sound

Safe With Sound

Installed at building exits or along egress routes, directional sounders produce broadband noise using locatable sound to guide building occupants (to safety or outside of the building).

Fiber Healthy

Fiber Healthy

Miami Dade County schools depend upon superior surveillance.

29 Campuses and Counting

29 Campuses and Counting

Pflugerville (pronounced “flew-grr-ville”) Independent School District rests in a popular suburb just northeast of Austin, Texas. Encompass - ing nearly 100 square miles, PISD enrolls more than 21,000 students on 29 campuses.

Broadcasting Security

Broadcasting Security

The safety and security of students, faculty and guests is paramount for any educational institution. It is always a challenge to implement a system that can not only protect these people, but also provide the means of responding to any situation.

Focus on Learning

Focus on Learning

Here is how a leading primary school in the United Kingdom solved a problem of providing Internet security tools to protect staff from a variety of security threats when accessing the school’s online resources and network from home, keeping the focus on learning.

Powering Your Campus

Powering Your Campus

By the time disaster strikes, it is too late to take many of the important steps to protect a campus. Unfortunately, many educational institutions overlook disaster preparedness planning or simply assume a calamity won’t happen on their campus.

Getting Top Grades

Getting Top Grades

From dormitories to sororities, libraries to on-campus dining halls, biometric technology is transforming the way universities nationwide keep students and staff safe.

Two Shot Dead at Virginia Tech, Police Search for Suspect

Virginia Tech is in the midst of a lockdown after university officials said two people, including a campus police officer, were shot and killed shortly after noon today.

U.S. Education Department Announces New Measures to Safeguard Student Privacy

The U.S. Department of Education announced new regulations to safeguard student privacy while giving states the flexibility to share school data that can be helpful in judging the effectiveness of government investments in education.

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Cleveland Schools Take P.R.I.D.E in New Security System

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has partnered with IDentiphoto for student identification badges, visitor management and a student information/discipline management system.

Report Reveals Community Colleges Lacking Integrated Mass Notification Systems

In times of crisis on a college or university campus, the ability to quickly communicate safety information to students, faculty and visitors is critically important.

A Trail of Blue Lights

A Trail of Blue Lights

Florida State University has a rich history of providing quality education to a diverse population.

Scoring High Marks

Scoring High Marks

Highway 94, which runs a ruler-straight path between Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kansas, is about the only thing that breaks up the vista of lush, green alfalfa fields and cattle ranches in eastern Colorado. The town of Rush is one of several unincorporated towns that dot the Highway's path, and it is the rural home to a population of fewer than 750 people.

Taking Root

Taking Root

The environmental movement has been around at least since the first Earth Day in 1970, and the full advantage of green consciousness is finally being realized among some of the largest end user markets for security systems.

Clearing the Halls

Clearing the Halls

The Edwardsville Community Unit School District, which encompasses 185 square miles of the suburban St. Louis town of Edwardsville, Ill., is one of the oldest school districts in the state. It serves 7,500 K-12 students at 14 schools.

Bullies Ruin the School Experience

Bullies Ruin the School Experience

Bullying goes against everything that schools stand for. A school should be a safe haven filled with opportunities to learn and grow; it is a place for children to expand upon their perceived talents and abilities, a place to be nurtured and treasured.

Lifting the Community

Lifting the Community

The Ron Clark Academy is arguably one of the most renowned middle schools (grades six through eight) in America.

Painting a Secure University Education

Painting A Secure University Education

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco has evolved from a loft studio for a handful of students in 1929 to become the country’s largest private school for art and design.

Securing Today's Campus

While campus security is obviously a key concern, an integrated security solution can provide an educational institution with additional value.

HID Global Launches First University Pilot of NFC Smartphones Carrying Digital Keys

The pilot project at Arizona State University validates use of secure credentials on NFC smartphones.

ASIS Session Raises Awareness About Common School Security Issues

Education security is a concern and a necessity. During day one at ASIS Monday, an educational session about school security sparked some interesting discussion.

SituCon Systems and Panasonic to Showcase School Safety Solution at ASIS International 2011

SituCon will demonstrate how its Emergency Awareness Solution, which features an alerting system and patented privacy protecting technology, allows school personnel to instantly alert authorities when an emergency occurs and lets responders see what is happening at the scene, while guaranteeing student and teacher privacy at all other times.

Researchers Find Way To Measure Effect Of Wi-Fi Attacks

Researchers from North Carolina State University (NC State) have developed a way to measure how badly a Wi-Fi network would be disrupted by different types of attacks – a valuable tool for developing new security technologies.

Chicago Area High School Deploys Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras

Highlighting the capabilities of IP-based megapixel camera technology in the education market, Arecont Vision recently announced installation of 89 Arecont Vision megapixel video cameras to provide superior image quality at Lake Forest High School near Chicago.

Study: Only 18 Percent of College Officials Believe their Access Control is Effective

Data from independent research, Effective Management of Safe & Secure Openings & Identities, released from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a global provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of Schlage contactless smart credentials and readers, shows 82 percent of public, private and two-year specialized colleges and universities believe they are not very effective at managing safe and secure openings or identities.

Security-Net Grows Presence in Southeast with New Member, Vision Security Technologies

Vision Security Technologies provides Security-Net with geographical coverage and a strong marketing presence in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Australia's Oldest University Reduces Crime by 25 Percent with Avigilon HD Surveillance System

Avigilon, provider of high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance solutions, recently announced that the University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, has deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System across its Camperdown/Darlington and Cumberland campuses with plans to expand across the entire 530 hectare property. The Avigilon HD Surveillance System is a key element of the university's campus-wide security plan to create a safe and open learning environment.

Race and Poverty Often Unjustifiably Tied to School Security Measures

Elementary, middle, and high schools with large minority populations—but not necessarily higher crime rates—are far more likely than others to require students and visitors to pass through metal detectors, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Researchers to Demo and Deploy Disaster Communications System

Georgia Tech College of Computing researchers have developed an new wireless system called LifeNet designed to help first responders communicate after disasters.

Security Products 2011 New Product of the Year Award Winners Announced

The Security Products New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security.

Regis University Uses Brivo Technology in Classroom and for Security

Brivo Systems, Software-as-a-Service applications provider for security management, recently announced that Regis University, Denver, Colo., has deployed Brivo’s ACS WebService for managing security at its new CyberSecurity Education Center at the university’s Denver Technology Center campus.

USFA Releases University Housing Fires Report

FEMA’s United States Fire Administration (USFA) has issued a special report focusing on the causes and characteristics of fires in college and university residential buildings that include dormitories and fraternity and sorority houses.

Security Week Set for Nov. 1-3 in New York

The week will feature three separate, interrelated events: Securing New Ground, Security 500 and ISC Solutions.

IP School Security Goes District Wide

IP School Security Goes District Wide

Keeping schools secure is an unarguably important task with inherent challenges. Often, teachers are outnumbered by students, and having enough eyes to make sure all areas are monitored is generally a very daunting task. It is not economically feasible, nor practical, to simply continue hiring additional aides to help watch over various areas of a school campus.

Silent Knight Fire Alarms Protect Schools in Central Florida County

Silent Knight by Honeywell recently announced its Farenhyt line of fire alarm systems now protects 15 schools in Marion County, Fla., with more upgrades planned.

Illinois School District Uses IQinVision Megapixel Cameras

SeveIQinVision, provider of high-performance HD megapixel IP cameras, recently announced that Edwardsville Community Unit 7 District Schools in Illinois, have installed an array of IQeye indoor and outdoor HD megapixel IP cameras throughout the school district.

ASIS International Selects Orlando Elementary School as Winner for Security Enhancements

Palmetto Elementary School, in the Orange County Public School (OCPS) District, has been selected as the winner of ASIS International’s School Security Funding Competition. ASIS International (ASIS), the largest organization for security management professionals worldwide, will award the school $20,000 for security improvements.

Emergency Notification

Inside classrooms, 10 to 100 or more people are isolated from the outside world in a room with doors that do not lock to keep danger out. In the eyes of campus safety experts, this is the perfect setting for a potentially bad situation.

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Wrangling Stranger Danger

Ah, summer—the season of youth! If you’re under a certain age, this is the carefree, barefooted time of year made for swimming pools, beaches, bicycling and baseball—the dandelion days punctuated by lemonade stands, amusement parks, camping and playgrounds. It’s easy to wax poetic.

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Higher Education Better Security

How confident are you that the security offered at your child’s college or university is adequate to protect him or her? Surely, that’s one of the talking points you considered when choosing higher education.

Scrutinizing Virtual Traffic

Scrutinizing Virtual Traffic

For educational institutions, recent advances in technology have also brought problems of cyber threats, viruses, illegal music downloading and excessive bandwidth consumption. As more facilities increase their reliance on technology, the ability to monitor and trace network activity is vital to ensure both data and student cybersafety.

Network the Campus

IP-based video systems seem tailor-made for the education and campus environment. Using IP and connecting across information networks, these systems can reach maximum effectiveness in the environment of modern networked campuses.

An A+ For VMS

It’s one of the first lessons learned in school: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. After unsuccessfully trying a handful of video surveillance software providers and even more video camera manufacturers, Hobbs, N.M., Municipal School Di strict solved the equation for its video management system needs.

Private Deployment

Private Deployment

Reykjavik University is a vibrant international university located in the heart of Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. The university is Iceland’s largest private university and focuses on research, excellence in teaching, entrepreneur ship, technology development and cooperation with the active business community.

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Emergency Management Ready or Not

Institutions of higher learning are, by virtue of their mission, open environments. They invite creative thinking and resist interfering, without boundaries, fences or barriers to hinder students’ ability to learn at the highest level. To the security professional responsible for providing a safe and secure environment while maintaining the “open” nature of today’s colleges, it’s not a matter of if something is going to happen, but rather a matter of when.

Hold the Phone

Hold the Phone

Colleges are removing analog phones from dormitories for a variety of reasons. Students don’t use them because they have cell phones. In an emergency, equipment failure due to a wall-connected phone’s age can quickly turn into a liability.

University Enhances Campus Security with Technology from Verint

Verint Systems Inc., provider of networked video solutions, recently announced that a North American university has completed implementation of the Nextiva IP Video Management solution from Verint Video Intelligence Solutions and is using the technology to help ensure a safe learning and working environment for its students, faculty and staff.

Henley-Putnam Unveils Scholarship for ASIS Members

Henley-Putnam University, an institution specializing in strategic security and ASIS International, an organization for security professionals recently announced a strategic partnership. One of the steps in this partnership is a scholarship for ASIS members who pursue a degree in strategic security at Henley-Putnam University.

University of Georgia Implements Merchant Link Encryption for Campus Hotel

The Georgia Center, a conference center and hotel on the campus of the University of Georgia (UGA), is working with Merchant Link, a cloud-based payment gateway and data security solutions provider, to install the company's TransactionShield point-to-point encryption solution ensuring customer data is secure from the moment their credit card is swiped.

OnSSI Responds to Budgetary Crisis in Schools

The company will continue its 2010 promotion, offering significant discounts to schools, universities and other educational institutions on the latest version of its flagship product, Ocularis CS video surveillance and security software platform.

University Of Southern Mississippi Uses Avigilon Technology At Football Stadium

Avigilon recently announced that the University of Southern Mississippi has successfully implemented the Avigilon HD Surveillance System to ensure spectator safety and reduce operational costs at its M.M. Roberts Stadium, a 40,000 seat outdoor stadium located in the heart of campus and home to the Golden Eagles football team.

Monumental Security

With a larger student population than any other university in North America and more than 200 facilities spread across three campuses, the University of Toronto is a vast and diverse institution, rich in history and culture. In addition to being internationally known and recognized for its research and teaching, the university is now a model of security, thanks to careful, coordinated planning and integrated technology.

IQinVision Megapixel Cameras Help Protect Denmark College Residential Complex

IQinVision recently announced that Sonderborg Kollegierne, a dormitory campus in Denmark, has initially installed approximately 75 IQeye indoor and outdoor HD megapixel cameras to provide enhanced security for the students in residence. Necom is the integrator for this ongoing project.

Roger Williams Implements Identity Management Solution

Roger Williams University is an independent liberal arts university located on 140 acres of New England coastline in Bristol, Rhode Island. In an effort to become more efficient with time consuming and costly key management and security access assignments, the university worked with Johnson Controls to implement an identity management solution.

Streamlining Security

With increasing concern for employee safety, and for data and asset theft, organizations recognize the need to develop a more comprehensive approach to protecting and managing their resources -- equipment, inventory, buildings, data and people. Although a simple concept, the reality of securing an organization is quite complex.

Keys and Credentials

With many school buildings that are veterans of the suburban expansion of the 1950s and 1960s, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) needed to consolidate its access control solutions to improve security. Today, electronic locks control access through exterior doors while restricted patented keyways improve key control and prevent unauthorized key duplication on interior door locks.

Eastern Michigan University Enhances Security Initiatives With Verint Technology

Verint Systems Inc. recently announced that Eastern Michigan University is leveraging the next-generation Nextiva Video Management software from Verint Video Intelligence Solutions to advance the security of its facilities and further its commitment to safe learning environments.

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School Shooting Changed Police Response Tactics

After the school shootings at Columbine High School in 1999, police had to re-think their strategies in dealing with active shooters. That killing spree changed the way law enforcement approaches armed killers.

Study: 63 Percent of Schools Suffer IT Security Breaches Twice a Year

The study, which surveyed more than 100 individuals who manage IT security at K-12 school districts in the United States, examines security practices and top security concerns in schools and school districts.

University Of Miami Makes Move To Centralized, IP Video Surveillance

IQinVision recently announced the University of Miami, Florida, has installed over 350 IQinVision megapixel cameras throughout its main campus in order to create a safer environment for students, staff and visitors.

Vector Security's 2011 LPF Scholarship Program Receives Record Number of Entries

If the adage “the third time’s the charm” is accurate as a predictor of what will come, it certainly held true when it came to the results of Vector Security’s 2011 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarship program.

Datacard Launches Desktop Two-Sided Card Printer

The SD360 card printer’s new technology, faster print speeds and user-friendly interface are designed to help schools streamline their day-to-day operations and create safer environments.

Clarion University Implements IP Video Solution

Clarion University depends on Panasonic i-PRO systems to provide IP-based video surveillance throughout its campus in the Appalachian Mountain region of northwestern Pennsylvania.

Survey: 60 Percent of Parents Think College Campuses are Unsafe

Just four in 10 parents of college-bound students think college campuses are safe, and only 3 percent of parents believe colleges are well-equipped to deal with emergencies, according to a recent survey conducted by Kelton Research.

Regent University, Christian Broadcast Network Update Security With IP Technology

Regent University, a private, faith-based institution that shares a campus with the Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach, Va., is keeping better watch than ever over more than 5,500 graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff with V.Networks IP-based cameras and NVRs from JVC Professional Products Company.

ADT Awarded Contract By State Of New Jersey

ADT Security Services announced recently that the state of New Jersey has joined a four-year cooperative procurement agreement with the National Joint Powers Alliance, serviced by ADT, which will allow state and municipal agencies, school districts and public colleges and universities to satisfy competitive bid requirements to directly purchase security services and equipment from ADT.

SAIC and UMBC Launch Inaugural Cyber Challenge and Conference

The Maryland Cyber Challenge and Conference (MDC3), to be held Oct. 21-22, will strengthen Maryland's position as a cybersecurity leader by bringing teams of current and prospective cybersecurity professionals together to develop the skills and techniques needed to protect vital information systems.

Omnilert Partners with Education Group to Provide Discounts on e2Campus Solution

Omnilert LLC, maker of e2Campus safety communication solution for education, announced a new partnership with the Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC)

Tightening the Campus

The IT department at a large, campus-based organization had a minor disruption that could have turned into a major disaster. A new person on the cleaning company’s crew inadvertently spilled a bucket full of water and cleaning fluid in a telco closet that was being used for multiple purposes, and the liquid shorted out a vital piece of equipment. The accident was never reported, and it was only when services were disrupted that the IT department learned there was a problem.

SecuGen and Lucky Technology Partner in School Security

SecuGen and Lucky are partnering to bring physical access control to North American educational institutions with Lucky’s iGuard Access Control device integrated with SecuGen’s SDA03M fingerprint module.

European University Uses Fingerprint Readers For Access Control

Lumidigm recently announced that Free Amsterdam University (VU), one of Europe’s most prestigious colleges, is using the company’s Venus Series multispectral imaging sensors in fingerprint readers used by approximately 8,000 students, faculty and staff to enter the school’s multiple recreation facilities spread throughout Amsterdam.

NLSS’ Networked Solution Integrates Multiple Subsystems into Single Platform

The NLSS Gateway Micro integrates networked video management, IP access control, video analytics and intrusion from the point of manufacture.

VideoIQ Doubles Customer Base and Units Shipped in 2010

The company attributes the growth to the launch and acceptance of its iCVR dome cameras and iCST streaming cameras and encoders.

California College Deploys HD Surveillance System For Campus-Wide Crime Prevention

Avigilon recently announced that Merced College in Merced, Calif. has deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System as part of its proactive crime prevention strategy to ensure the general welfare of staff and students on campus.

Ohio University Expands Use Of Morse Watchmans Key Control, Management System

The scalability of the Morse Watchmans key management solution installed at Ohio University in Athens has enabled security management to add six KeyWatcher cabinets to their system.

Six Companies Complete Mass Notification Certification

Talk-A-Phone’s class provides experience in setting up and configuring a WEBS Contact mass notification server.

LENSEC Named Axis Communications' Education Partner of the Year

Industry partner honors LENSEC for its leadership in school security.

UK School Deploys Avigilon HD Surveillance System

Avigilon recently announced that Walsall Academy in the United Kingdom has deployed the Avigilon HD surveillance system to safeguard its 1,150 secondary students and protect high-value areas such as its state-of-the-art technology and music suites.

School Security Expert Details Benefits of District-level Management

Pairing IP video technology and school-to-school video network is essential for administrators to reap operational as well as security benefits.

ERIS, L-3 STRATIS and Virginia Tech Launch Management Initiative

The platform will offer users broad situational awareness through its real-time single interface that will display relevant information about critical systems in buildings and campus infrastructures, including extensive tactical information.

Infinova, 3Soft USA Provide Automatic License Plate Recognition For United Arab Emirates University

Infinova recently announced that the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates has been able to deploy a vehicle access control system based on a system designed and created by 3Soft USA for Infinova.

George Mason University Deploys IP Video Surveillance

SeeView Security Inc. announced recently that it has completed the installation of a complete high-definition IP camera surveillance system for George Mason University in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

University Of Illinois Standardizes IP Video With Milestone Systems

Milestone Systems is the solution of choice for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for central control and local access with flexible integration options over time as the security system is rolled out across campus.

Geographically Connected

Nestled within the peaks and valleys of the southernmost area of the Appalachian Mountain Range, the Jackson County School District encompasses 150 miles in northeastern Alabama. The beautiful, yet diverse, terrain presented obstacles to school administrators in how best to monitor events at the district’s 18 campuses, which include 7,000 students and three administrative buildings.

How to Raise Your System's Grade

In rural communities, a newly renovated high school often serves double duty: educational facility by day and public host to community events by night. This kind of multi-usage often stretches conventional security resources beyond their intended design. Such was the case in Cody, Wyo.

Tipping Points

In the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre in April 2007, and, specifically, the critical fallout from the university’s communication failures in the hours following the first gunshots, campuses across the nation were put on alert and forced into a type of self-reflection: What if it would have happened here? Are we any better prepared?

Security Suffers Budget Nightmare

The state of school security doesn’t seem to appear all that promising. Administrators have been forced to cut security staff and programs, and search for an alternative means to maintain levels of safety and security.

Grassroots Activation

Slowly but surely, activism on the local level and in statehouses is giving automated external defibrillators a foothold inside America’s schools.

Power Up

Located in historic Williamsburg, Va., the College of William and Mary is the second-oldest college in the nation. In 2008, the historic institution completed construction of a 165,000-square-foot Integrated Science Center, which was designed to bring the college’s science programs under one roof.

Securing Today's Campus

It's a fact: College and university campus crimes are on the rise in the United States. Studies pointing to links between increased enrollment and a rise in attacks, and recent violent events at U.S.-based institutions of higher learning, such as Virginia Tech in 2007, Yale in 2009 and the University of Alabama, Huntsville in 2010, are bringing campus security initiatives to the forefront of educational administrators' agendas.

Survey Finds Money an Issue for Campus Safety and Security

232 administrators at U.S. institutions of higher education help assess and measure safety and security on campus.

Safe And Secure Schools: Trends, Practices And Funding

School security expert Paul Timm asked attendees to consider numerous questions during Thursday’s ASIS 2010 session Safe and Secure Schools: Trends, Practices and Funding.

3VR Expands SmartRecorder ServerClass 100 Capabilities

The technology can support up to 64 IP cameras or 32 megapixel cameras of searchable video on a single appliance.

In Communication

As society continues to become more mobile, school districts across the United States increasingly are adopting emergency notification systems to keep in touch with parents. Whether notifying the community of a potential pandemic or informing parents of weather-related closings, school districts are finding these systems key to timely, effective communication.

University Of Delaware Partners With Motorola Solutions To Deploy Video Security System

The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola Inc. recently announced a partnership with the University of Delaware (UD) to deploy an advanced video security solution that helps promote a safe and healthy learning environment by significantly enhancing visibility to campus incidents.

Texas School District Chooses Wren Video Solution

Wren, a provider of physical security solutions that create safe learning environments, announced recently that Water Valley School District has selected the company's Encapsulon Video solution for improved school security, easy access to IP video and scalability to allow the school to grow its video network across the entire school district over time.

Vancouver Community College Deploys IP Surveillance System

Avigilon recently announced that Vancouver Community College, one of British Columbia’s oldest and largest colleges, has deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System in an effort to improve staff and student safety across its two campuses in the Vancouver, British Columbia area.

New Product Of The Year Award Winners Announced

Security Products magazine, the only integrated product magazine reaching the entire security market, announced the winners of its 2010 New Product of the Year Award at the publication’s premiere Virtual Event today.

'Safe School' Website Live, Supports National Safety Week

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is offering school safety information on a new micro-site for principals, security/safety directors and superintendents.

Louisiana School District Uses Cameras To Protect Schools

In 2008, a high school in Ascension Parish Louisiana was vandalized, which sparked a big change in how school officials handled security. The school board installed surveillance cameras in all public high schools to ensure the safety and security of students, teachers and staff.

Quantum Secure to Automate Roger Williams University's Identity Management

SAFE for Higher Education software suite streamlines processes, increases customer service and reduces risk for Roger Williams University, a top-10 liberal arts college in Rhode Island.

Wren Offers Top 10 Steps For Campus Administrators To Improve Security

To help administrators in need of a quick security review, Wren has developed a Top 10 list of things to do to improve campus security.

Wisconsin High School Implements Emergency Call Solution

Shorewood High School in Wisconsin recently installed and implemented the Help Alert Emergency Call Solution, a wireless staff duress system manufactured and marketed by RF Technologies Inc.

The Measure of Success

Freshmen and sophomores at Northern Arizona University will soon have extra incentive to go to their classes. Starting with the Flagstaff campus this fall, as a tactic to encourage class attendance, the school will install an RFID system that scans student ID cards in 100- and 200-level classrooms that hold 50 or more students. The system will produce an attendance report for the professor.

UC Santa Barbara Installs First Of Five Emergency Communication Speakers

The first of what UC Santa Barbara officials hope will be a network of five mass notification warning system speakers has been installed on the roof of Kerr Hall in the heart of the UCSB campus.

Los Angeles Temple, Schools Add IP-Based Video Surveillance System

Los Angeles-based Stephen S. Wise Temple and Schools have recently implemented a multi-faceted security and video surveillance system to ensure the safety of facilities, members, students, faculty and staff.

Fixated on Flexibility

Serving 37,000 students in nearly 65 facilities, the Buffalo School District is regarded as a premiere urban school system in New York State. Driven by the belief that all of its schools should be safe, equitable and flexible, the district embarked on a $1.4 billion, district-wide project to modernize its facilities and equipment. The project included a multi-phase performance of $20 million over 20 years for the district.

Not So Elementary

Part of a school’s appeal is based on its reputation for providing a safe, secure and convenient environment for its staff and students. However, bringing the reality of fire and life safety in K-12 facilities in line with expectations is a challenging task.

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Wildcat Madness

When the University of Kentucky expanded its Memorial Coliseum with the addition of the Joe Craft Center, it also created a whole new game plan for the higher security needs of the new facility.

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Faith in Technology

A U.S. soldier home on leave attends Sunday services in his uniform. Out of respect to the house of worship and fellow parishioners, he leaves his sidearm at home. However, as he enters the building, one of the Red Carpet Hosts—a group of 2,000 volunteer greeters and facilitators—notices the soldier's attire includes a military-issue knife.

Dallas ISD Middle School Selected As Winner Of $20,000 For Security Enhancements From ASIS

Raul Quintanilla Sr. Middle School, in the Dallas Independent School District, has been selected as the winner of ASIS International’s School Security Funding Competition. As the winner, ASIS International, the largest organization for security management professionals worldwide, will award the school $20,000 for security improvements.

Maryland School Installs Brivo ACS WebService To Increase Safety, Security

Brivo Systems LLC recently announced that the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md. has deployed Brivo ACS WebService to increase safety and security at its metro-Washington D.C. campus. ResponseTECH is the integrator for the project.

Purdue University Deploys OnSSI PSIM Technology

Seeking a solution providing centralized security management and coordination, Purdue University turned to the Ocularis DS video-centric PSIM system from On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc.

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Tightening Campus Security

Having narrowly averted a high-alert situation, officials at Connetquot Central School District in Islip, N.Y., decided that a more proactive, district-wide surveillance strategy was needed to help the community quickly neutralize any threats to students and staff.

Video Insight To Provide IP Video Solution For Texas School District

Houston-based Video Insight and its integration partner Titus Systems of Round Rock, Texas have been selected to provide a comprehensive IP video surveillance solution at Pflugerville ISD in Texas.

University Of North Carolina Improves Security With Access Control System, Integrated Video Solution

The CBORD Group Inc. recently announced that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is using the CS Gold campus card solution from CBORD and the NiceVision intelligent video solution from NICE Systems to better manage financial, access and other security operations across campus.

University Of Missouri Streamlines Access Control System

The University of Missouri’s Residential Life Buildings complex has a unique combination of features for a campus security system: state-of-the-art technology, user-friendliness and the cost-cutting ability to be installed and maintained in-house.

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The Home Turf

Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, is now using thermal security cameras to look after its newly renovated football field. The 28-year-old sod was removed, a new drainage system was installed and new grass was laid in early 2009. The renovation took approximately five months to complete and cost more than $1 million. University administrators and campus police turned to thermal security cameras to safeguard this significant investment in their state-of-the-art facility.

No Ordinary Lock

Vacaville, Calif., has a population of approximately 96,000 and is located in northern Solano County, midway between San Francisco and Sacramento. Because a number of school buildings required modernization, the district was able to secure a $100 million bond issue. A growing awareness of security concerns, highlighted by ongoing incidents in the news, caused officials to include improved building security as part of the plan.

New Jersey School District Deploys Avigilon HD Surveillance System

Avigilon recently announced that Long Branch Public Schools in New Jersey has deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System to deliver strong image clarity and coverage for greater investigative success while maintaining a positive, open educational environment.

Maryland School District Uses GE DVR Management Software As Backbone Of New Surveillance System

GE Security Inc. recently announced that Frederick County Public Schools in Frederick, Md., is using GE Nav DVR management software as the backbone of a new, integrated video surveillance system to help provide added safety in all 63 schools in the district.

New York School District Installs IP Cameras In 11 Schools To Enhance Safety, Security

Axis Communications recently announced that Connetquot Central School District of Islip in Long Island, N.Y., is using Axis network cameras to enhance the security and safety of its public school students and facilities.

Ask the Expert: Bryan Viau

Tragic gang-related events in Chicago and other American cities over the past few months have only focused more public attention on the need to make our nation's schools safe. No child should ever have to fear going to classes because of bullies, weapon-carrying gang members, drug dealers or other criminals from the surrounding community.

Video Surveillance in Schools

District Integrators Learn About Video Surveillance

A typical urban school district can easily have more than 2,500 cameras installed throughout its facilities. Some systems are straightforward, while others can be sophisticated, encompassing advanced surveillance capabilities and utilizing a broad range of surveillance technologies.

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Security for All

A passive infrared motion detector with night vision and digital camera has helped reduce copper theft in DPS schools.

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Know the Drill

Senate Bill S2518 now requires monthly school security drills for all public and non-public schools in the sate of New Jersey.

University Deploys Biometric Software On Faculty, Student Computers

DigitalPersona Inc. recently announced that Bentley University has deployed the company's software on faculty and student laptops and PCs.

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Excelsior Springs School District Protects through Detailed Scheduling

Excelsior Springs director of safety and security Tom Mayfield's main priority is to protect the school district's students and staff. AMAG Technology's Symmetry Enterprise Security Management System (SMS) and Symmetry Video System helped to create a safer learning environment for the schools' kids.

Illinois School District Implements IP Video Management Solution From Verint

Verint Systems Inc. recently announced that Troy School District in Illinois has completed implementation of the Nextiva IP video management solution from Verint Video Intelligence Solutions.

AMAG Technology Helps Secure Oregon Community College

AMAG Technology has partnered with Allied Fire & Security and DAP Technologies to provide an integrated security solution to Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore.

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Making the Grade

Over the past decade, as a result of tragedies at school and college campuses nationwide, student and staff security has become a high priority. Also in the last 10 years, driven by an increase in the population of school-aged children, new school construction and the renovation of existing facilities have surged.

New York, In Full Glory

ISC East 2009 has to be considered a complete success. Aisles were packed with end users and integrators, and exhibitors had their “A” game on one.

Lessons Learned

When Hurricane Katrina nearly obliterated the city of Pass Christian, Miss., in 2005, the Mississippi gulf school district faced a rebuilding project of enormous proportion.

Candid Camera

In Weber County, nestled next to Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah, the local school district is home to 50 public schools, which are attended by almost 21,000 students and employ 1,368 full-time teachers. Nearly 850 students attend Sand Ridge Junior High School in Roy, Utah, and with 34 teachers, the teacher to student ratio is about 25:1.

Survey: Schools Still Lacking In Bullying, Violence Prevention

Key to a child's successful education is an environment in which he or she can learn safely. According to a report released today by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, only 26 percent of parents would give their child's high school an "A" for preventing bullying and school violence, and 38 percent of parents would give their child's elementary or junior high an "A."

In Control

York County School Division in Yorktown, Va., has never had a major security problem, and that's the way they want to keep it. To ensure the security of their facility and safety of their students, officials installed security systems in each of their 23 facilities.

Survey: Teachers Want More Emergency Planning, Security Technology To Help Maintain Safety

With more than 53 million students going back to school, a national survey released recently shows that more than one out of 10 teachers believe their school is unprepared to protect kids. The results are part of the second annual ADT Back-to-School Survey conducted by Zogby International.

Portuguese University Designs Own IP Video Surveillance System Using IndigoVision Technology

When the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon, Portugal decided to install campus-wide CCTV, officials chose to design the system themselves using IndigoVision’s IP video technology.

GVI Security Solutions To Provide Video Security For Florida School District

GVI Security Solutions Inc., a provider of video security surveillance solutions featuring the complete Samsung Electronics line of products, announced that the company’s Samsung Electronics cameras have been selected for a video security project by a large Florida school district with more than 50 schools.

Michigan Colleges, RFID Companies Partner To Train Workforce

St. Clair County Community College and Mott Community College in Michigan have announced the development of RFID technology labs and curriculum with Dynamic Computer Corp. and Stratum Global.

Shutting Out Mother Nature

Most school administrators and security integrators don’t spend much time worrying about a hurricane or a tornado’s impact within their district’s classrooms. Yet, James Bell, ASSA ABLOY’s windstorm coordinator, and Corey Schultz, a project manager for PBA Architect, say they are always looking at ways to make schools safer from Mother Nature’s power.

Report: U.S. College Campuses Safer Because Of Information Shared By Virginia Tech

The response to the Feb. 14, 2008, shooting of 23 people by a former graduate student in a lecture hall on Northern Illinois University's campus in DeKalb, Ill., is examined in a 48-page report issued Tuesday by the U.S. Fire Administration. The report discusses actions taken by city and university police, EMTs and fire department units, and hospital personnel.

Unmistaken Identity

The University of Georgia has long been a pioneer in adopting biometrics, starting with a two-dimensional hand geometry device in 1972. When it was time to replace the school's old hand readers in 1990, the administration evaluated various biometrics technologies, such as facial, hand, fingerprint, iris and signature devices.

University Of Rhode Island Implements Networked IP Video Solution From Verint Systems

Verint Systems Inc. recently announced that the University of Rhode Island has implemented Nextiva Networked IP Video Management from Verint Video Intelligence Solutions to focus on student and facility safety.

ConnectionsIT To Develop IP-Based Access Control, Video Surveillance Solution For Napa Valley School

ConnectionsIT, a systems integrator and IP technology company, will be working with the Napa Valley Unified School District to develop a new IP-based access control and video surveillance solution for its new American Canyon High School, scheduled to open in the fall of 2010.

GVI Security Solutions Wins School Surveillance Project

GVI Security Solutions Inc. recently announced that its Samsung Electronics cameras equipped with GVI lenses have been selected for a video surveillance project by a suburban Texas Independent School District with more than 30,000 students attending classes in more than 30 schools.

UK High School Features Mirasys Surveillance System

Recently, teachers at the new Stockwell Park High School in South London in the United Kingdom unveiled the latest in school surveillance equipment, demonstrating a system they say has already made a major impact on safety throughout the school.

Sonitrol Provides School Security Solution For Florida Educational Center

Sonitrol recently announced that it is installing highly sophisticated access control and school security systems for the world’s largest Junior Achievement (JA) educational center -- the 59,500 square foot JA World’s Huizenga Center at Broward College in Coconut Creek, Fla.

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Protecting Progress

Over the past 20 years, the citrus groves of Sarasota, Fla., have been replaced by suburban developments. As a result, the Sarasota County School District has grown rapidly to meet the needs of working families with school-age children.

Report: School Security Improvements Not Keeping Pace With Breaches

CDW Government Inc. (CDW-G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corp., recently announced the results of the 2009 School Safety Index. Based on a national survey of more than 400 K-12 district IT and security directors, the index measures 10 indicators and four contraindicators to set a national benchmark to gauge the current state of school security.

Getting The Message

Safety on campus continues to be a concern for colleges and universities across the country. With legislative updates associated with the Clery Act passed last year, and violent events across the United States once again threatening campus safety, the need for security and safety awareness on campus has not diminished.

San Diego State Students Find Schlage Biometric Readers Handy Way to Enter Rec Center

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies today announced that San Diego State University’s (SDSU) Associated Students has just celebrated eleven years (since 1998) of using 12 of the company’s HandKey readers to provide easy access into the six entrances at the Aztec Recreation Center, the Aztec Center bowling and games facility, the racquetball court inside the Center, as well as the four entrances to the Aztec Aquaplex.

Liberty University Ramps Up Security System with Federal Signal

Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, stretches across more than 5,000 acres and includes over 2.9 million square feet of facilities. More than 11,000 students are in residence at the university. Not surprisingly, communications presents challenges for campus leaders.

All Hands on Deck

In 2007, the entire nation was reeling from the devastation of the Virginia Tech University shootings. As a result, Northern Illinois University decided to apply lessons learned from Virginia Tech and re-examine and fine-tune its own emergency plan. Officials hoped to be prepared but never to have to execute the plan for a similar event. Unfortunately, NIU's emergency plan was put to the test on Feb. 14, 2008, as the result of a campus shooting.

To Catch a Thief

After repeated break-ins and no clues pointing to a viable suspect, Dare County Schools in North Carolina decided to install network cameras in the Cape Hatteras Secondary School.

Texas School District Uses Network Cameras To Enhance Security

Axis Communications recently announced that the Deer Park Independent School District in Texas is using its network cameras to enhance the security and safety of public school students and facilities.

University of Manchester Chooses StealthWatch to Improve Network Management

Lancope, Inc., the provider of the StealthWatch system, today announced that The University of Manchester has chosen the StealthWatch to monitor network behavior, detect network incidents and identify affected machines and users. NetFlow-based StealthWatch reduces total network and security management costs for The University of Manchester.

NOTIFIER To Conduct Free Mass Notification, Gas Detection Seminars

NOTIFIER will be hosting a series of free, half-day seminars for anyone responsible for the design, selection and operation of fire and life safety systems in commercial, educational, industrial, retail, healthcare and hospitality facilities. Attendees will learn how changing Mass Notification codes and advancing gas detection technologies will impact them, their properties and, most importantly, occupant safety.

AlertSense Protects University of Illinois' Campus and County

MyStateUSA deployed AlertSense, a global notification system, to be used at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the County of Champaign, Illinois.

Survey: 10 Years After Columbine, Parents Not Engaged In School Safety

On 10th anniversary of the Columbine school shootings, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) says parents are not engaged in school safety and prevention efforts at their children's school.

Reliable Sources

California State University at Long Beach, the largest campus of the California State University system, spans 323 acres and operates 84 academic buildings and 18 residence halls. The campus accommodates its 38,000 students, who are mostly commuters, with numerous remote parking lots. Its proximity to major highways makes it prone to safety concerns including vandalism, auto theft and trespassers.

Washington State Deploys Crisis Management System To Protect All Public Schools

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) announced recently that the statewide Critical Incident Planning and Mapping System (CIPMS) is now protecting nearly 2,000 public K-12 schools in the State of Washington. The CIPMS is also protecting 18 of the state’s 35 community colleges.

UC Irvine Students Get Handy Access to Rec Center

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies announced today that UC Irvine Campus Recreation recently installed a biometric Schlage HandKey reader to replace card access at its Center.

Minnesota University Used e2campus to Warn Students of Flood

Minnesota State University Moorhead used an emergency notification system, e2Campus, to communicate life safety information to the community and to recruit volunteers for sandbagging efforts.

Michigan School District Installs Axis Network Cameras

Axis Communications recently announced that the Chippewa Valley School District in Michigan is using its network cameras to increase public school security in a cost-effective manner.

Texas A&M Implements Integrated Emergency Notification System

AtHoc's IWSAlerts software will enable Texas A&M University to send out emergency alerts to its campus population through multiple devices, including campus computers, via pop up alerts, Emergency Alert System radio broadcasts, cable TV, telephones, mass e-mails and SMS text messages, from a single Web-based console.

Enrolling a Solution

At Chapman University, officials are creating a system of digital security cameras to take advantage of a fiber-optic network that serves the 76-acre tree-lined university campus in Orange, Calif.

Massachusetts College Uses Cernium, Milestone Technology To Enhance Security

Cernium Corp., developer of video analytics enabled products, announced recently that Mount Holyoke College has selected Cernium’s Perceptrak advanced video analytics software, integrated with Milestone XProtect Enterprise IP video management software, to enhance the security of its South Hadley, Mass. campus.

Minnesota School Uses Schlage bright blue Web-Based Access Control

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies recently announced Truman Public Schools in Minnesota are using Schlage bright blue Web-enabled access control software, Schlage multi-technology readers, Von Duprin exit devices and LCN door closers to limit access to the building that houses Truman’s 500 students in grades K-12.

Simulated Campus Emergency Exercise Conducted At University Of North Florida

GlobalOptions Group Inc. a provider of domestic and international risk management services, recently announced that James Lee Witt Associates (JLWA), its Crisis Management and Preparedness Services Division joined key personnel from The Management Experts LLC, JB Coxwell Disaster Services and i.d.e.a.s.-Orlando in conducting a “Secure Scholar” functional exercise on the campus of the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville, Fla. in late March.

Indiana Schools Deploy McAfee Network Security Solutions

McAfee Inc. recently announced that School City of Hammond in Indiana has deployed McAfee’s network security solutions to secure the district’s elementary, middle and high schools from cybercrime.

Wisconsin School District Taps OnSSI Management Software For IP Video System

On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc. (OnSSI) has announced that the Stoughton Area School District in South-Central Wisconsin has implemented its advanced multi-site NetDVMS NVR and camera management system to optimize the use of the district’s 62-camera video surveillance system.

A Whole New Approach

To diminish high school mischief, the Taos Municipal School District’s technology coordinator and network administrator began lobbying for surveillance cameras in Taos High School in New Mexico. The building also is used by the University of New Mexico for evening classes, which added afterhours security as another area of concern.

UK University Extends Surveillance Area With IP Cameras

Technology from Bosch Security Systems is playing a principal role in a new CCTV installation at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom as it extends the IP camera network to cover further areas of the university campus.

Illinois School Districts Install Crisis Management System

Bloom Township High School District 206 announced recently that it and seven other districts are the first schools in Illinois to install the Rapid Responder crisis management system to protect students and staff.

Inova Solutions Announces Upgrade To Mass Notification System For College Campuses

Inova Solutions, a provider of emergency message displays, recently released an upgrade to its visual mass notification system, Inova OnAlert. The enhanced system offers e-mail-based message delivery, audible tones to complement visual messages, and a synchronized timekeeping function.

Study: Superintendents Say Stretched Funds Stifling School Security

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, in conjunction with AASA and RETA Security, recently released the results of the 2008 National School Safety Study, which assesses the status of security in the nation's K-12 public schools, based on a survey of school leaders nationwide.

A Better Connection

With increasing use of VoIP as an alternative to conventional circuit switched phone services, security and life safety professionals are looking to the Internet for communicating information from fire alarm control panels to a central monitoring station.

Alaska School Turns To IR Lighting Technology For Surveillance System Upgrade

The latest IR lighting technology from Raytec is being installed at the Anchorage Christian School in Alaska as part of an upgrade to a 30-plus camera CCTV system.

No Strings Attached

While wireless locks have been around for a number of years, wireless locks that store information in the lock itself are brand new. Each stand-alone wireless lock is a panel that contains all information about the lock. Once programmed, the wireless lock continues processing independent of a server or computer.

Massacre Plot Foiled

Two Canadian teens planned a colossal tragedy, but thankfully Winnipeg police uncovered the plot, foiling attempted mass murder at Manitoba’s largest university.

Duke University Installs Federal Signal Campus Safety, Security Network

More than ever, parents are seeking comprehensive ways to stay in touch with students on campuses so they can rest assured that their children are and secure. At the same time, campus administrators are leveraging advanced communications technology to enhance campus safety. Duke University, located in Durham, N.C., has met both objectives by deploying a Federal Signal campus safety and security system to keep students and faculty and staff informed of life-threatening emergencies.

Texas College Police Deploy Mobile Data System

BIO-key International Inc., a provider of finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety, recently announced a contract award from the Collin College Police Department in Texas to deploy MobileCop, BIO-key's wireless query and messaging solution for law enforcement.

Intelligence helps squeeze the most out of existing school surveillance

The Miami-Dade County Public Schools grapple with the same problems many school districts around the country face: gambling, fighting, loitering, bullying and other illicit activities that distract from education. Even a police force more than 200 strong cannot combat these problems alone. The Miami-Dade County Public Schools' existing surveillance system served as a strong foundation for adding resources. Phoenix IVS's intelligent video security system embedded with ObjectVideo's video analytics technology have been added to the system, taking the existing technology to a new level. Using video analytics technology, the cameras can convert video to data in real-time through the detection, classification and tracking of activities. The new technology has allowed authorities to prevent problems before they occur, reducing the number of overall incidents in areas where it has been deployed.

Scoring Good Grades

Driven to become a top-performing school district in Alabama, the Fairfield City School System has created a culture of excellence in which students can develop the skills and acquire the knowledge needed to meet the challenges of living in an increasingly complex world. To this end, the Fairfield schools are committed to delivering a challenging curriculum and providing a safe and orderly learning environment.

University Of North Carolina Launches Personal Mobile Alarm System

Rave Wireless Inc. recently announced the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched the Rave Guardian personal mobile alarm system to offer all students, faculty and staff a direct connection with campus police, whenever and wherever they need it.

DePaul University Deploys Axis Network Cameras To Protect Students, Residence Halls

Axis Communications recently announced that DePaul University is using its network cameras to ensure the safety of its students and property.

Pacific University Integrates Facebook, Twitter Into Campus Emergency Notification System

Omnilert, maker of e2Campus, an emergency notification system for higher education institutions, recently announced that Pacific University of Forest Grove, Ore. is the first school in the country to integrate its Facebook and Twitter accounts into the e2Campus emergency notification system.

Cooper Notification Announces Channel Partnership With ArCom Systems

Cooper Notification recently announced that ArCom Systems Inc., based in North Little Rock, Ark., has signed an agreement with Cooper Notification to be a Mass Notification System Channel Partner.

New York School District Turns To IP-Based Surveillance

The Amityville, N.Y. school system is now a safer place, thanks to a video surveillance management solution from On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc.

Texas School District Rolls Out More Than 600 IP Cameras At 12 Sites

To keep track of activities during and after school hours, deter criminal activity and insure safety and security for pupils and staff, the Beaumont Independent School District in Texas implemented a new IP-based video surveillance system powered by the video control and management solution from On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc.

Washington State High School Uses Incident Management And Security System

Incident Alert Systems recently announced selection of its Fast Alert incident management and security system by the South Kitsap High School located in Port Orchard, Wash.

Eyes Wide Open

ADT’s National Back to School Security Survey, a sampling of nearly 2,000 parents, indicates nearly 50 percent of parents are concerned their child could be targeted by a sexual predator at school; close to 40 percent are concerned about potential abduction from school; and more than a third fear a violent episode at school. With those statistics, it is not surprising that many parents say they would support spending more money on security measures for their school.

Screening All Visitors

When the Oconto Board of Education revised Security Policy 731, unified school district officials decided to deploy an integrated system that would enhance the safety of all 1,200 students, employees, volunteers and visitors entering any of the district’s three campuses. The goal was to devise a solution that would allow office staff at the elementary, middle and high schools to remotely identify visitors and control door locks at all three locations.

Virginia Tech Conducts Test Of Emergency Notification System

This month, Virginia Tech conducted the first campus-wide test of its emergency mass notification system since installing visual alerting displays. During the multi-modal test, Virginia Tech instantly communicated to the vast majority of its campus community with Inova Solution’s OnAlert LED displays, while other modes of communication, such as SMS/text and e-mail messages, took up to 20 minutes to deliver messages.

A Cut Above

Every university security official must dream of a fully converged solution that ties together as many campus functions as possible.

Head of the Class

Students in the Dallastown, Pa., area school district are learning actions speak louder than words.

Smart Access Control System Protects Student Life Center At Hawaiian University

To ensure only accredited students and members of the University of Hawaii at Hilo can gain admission to the new Student Life Center center, it is protected by a smart access control system that includes a combination of networked on-line and off-line battery powered locks, panic bar interfaces and 8 13.56Mhz RFID wall reader ‘Hot-Spots’ control points.

Proximex Technology Protecting Los Angeles Temple

Proximex, developer of solutions for the physical security information management (PSIM) market, announced recently that Proximex Surveillint was chosen by Stephen S. Wise Temple to help protect its campuses, students, faculty and congregants.

Intelligent Video Protects School Construction Site

ioimage recently announced its video analytics solution was recently installed at the construction site of a new, $104.5 million high school for the Poway Unified School District in Southern California to protect the site and construction materials from theft and vandalism.

Ultra-Wide Lenses Powering Security System For California School District

The Murrieta Valley Unified School District in southern California has awarded a contract to upgrade its security system at 18 schools and an administration facility. The system specified Theia’s ultra-wide lenses.

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From the Sandbox to the College Campus

This Webinar will focus on schools and campuses, and how best to step up your facility security.

Washington School District Centralizes Access Control

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies recently announced that the Bellevue (Wash.) School District has centralized its access control by combining electronics and high-security keys to improve security while also making it easier to manage and control access at several levels.

On Alert

Students at Washington, D.C.’s prestigious George Mason University pass their years with plenty to worry about.

Survey: Majority Of Schools Need Better Emergency Preparedness, Increased Funding For Security

Wren, a provider of video surveillance solutions, recently released the findings of its third in a four-part research series to better understand the range of school security challenges and the role different security technologies play in their security planning and strategy.

Preparing for the Worst

From severe weather to acts of violence, schools across the nation are forced to deal with a variety of emergencies. As a result, districts and administrators have become well versed in crisis planning.

Intelligent Video Surveillance Securing Miami High School

Safety and security for students is a top priority for parents, teachers, school administrators and law enforcement. New advancements in video surveillance technology provide a solution. Intelligent video surveillance gathers data and information and provides that information in real-time to school security and police.

Higher Education Online Crime Mapping Site Expands

UCrime.com, a crime mapping and alert service for colleges and universities, recently announced the addition of 100 more schools to the list of those it covers.

Emergency Preparedness Technology And Planning System To Protect 20 Washington Community Colleges

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) announced recently that the statewide Critical Incident Planning and Mapping System (CIPMS) is being expanded to include 20 of the 34 community colleges in the state.

A Secure Selection

The University of Buffalo has a widely distributed multicampus environment with varied security needs in different departments. A video solution was critical at the university.

California School District Selects Crisis Management System

The Santa Ana Unified School District in California recently announced the installation of the Rapid Responder crisis management system to protect its students and staff during emergencies.

Virginia Tech Chooses OnAlert Displays For Part Of Mass Notification System

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, known as Virginia Tech, has selected Virginia-based Inova Solutions as part of its emergency mass notification system.

Survey: School Security Major Concern Among Parents Of Children In Grades K-8

As millions of students start a new school year, results of a new survey indicate that nearly half of the parents of kindergartners to eighth graders are concerned about school security.

Thirteen Higher Education Institutions Receive Grants To Plan, Prepare for Campus Emergencies

Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings recently announced the award of $5.2 million for 13 new grants to colleges and universities to develop and implement emergency management plans for preventing and responding to campus violence and natural disasters in order to ensure the safety of the entire campus community.

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Safe and Secure TV

Click here to view the latest collaboration between Security Products and the Safe and Secure TV Channel.

Report: Student Safety, Security Concerns Driving Bus Telematic Industry

Increasing concerns over the safety and security of students, rising fuel prices, increasing overhead expenditures, and other operational issues have made the incorporation of school bus telematics systems indispensable. In fact, the telematics market is primed for growth between 2008 and 2014.

West Virginia College Upgrades Exit Devices

To ensure better security for its student housing facilities, Bethany College has upgraded to the new Von Duprin XP99 exit devices on its controlled access dormitory doors to withstand greater abuse.

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Launches National School Safety Study

The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies recently announced the kick off a strategic alliance by inviting AASA’s members to complete a survey on school safety and security called the Risk Mitigation Assessment. The results of the assessment will be used to create the first-ever National School Safety Study.

Wisconsin School District Installs Automated Security Solution

VUANCE Inc. recently announced that it has been awarded a $1.4 million contract from the Racine (Wisc.) Unified School District to install its MASC (Managed Automated Security Controls) security solution into 31 schools and two administrative buildings in the district.

Virginia Community Colleges Launch Emergency Notification System

Cooper Notification recently announced that 17 additional Virginia Community College System (VCCS) colleges launched the patent-pending Roam Secure Alert Network (RSAN) for emergency notification, joining Northern Virginia Community College, which launched its system in August.

Maryland School District Standardizes Security With IQeye Cameras

Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland is deploying IQeye megapixel IP cameras throughout its schools. James Gompers is consultant to the project, and Netcom Technologies is overseeing project installation.

Virtual, and Reality

Marquette University may not have Robocop, but school public safety officials are convinced they’ve got the next best thing—a virtual surveillance system that could make a dent in campus crime. What campus today isn’t thinking about and implementing key security plans?

Report: Physical Security Increases While Cyber Safety Drops At Schools

CDW Government Inc. recently announced the results of the 2008 School Safety Index, the national benchmark on the current status of public school district safety.

San Jose State University Uses Firewall To Defend Networks

Palo Alto Networks recently announced that San Jose State University has selected the PA-4000 Series to stop threats and provide application visibility and control on the campus networks.

Arizona School District Uses Tracking Software To Protect Laptops

Absolute Software Corp. recently announced that Dysart Unified School District, Arizona's fastest growing district, is using ComputraceComplete to manage its notebook computer population, deter theft and recover computers should they go missing.

The Wise Owls

Can an owl keep a 12,000-student university safe? It can when it’s designed into the identity card program at Southern Connecticut State University, whose mascot is the Fighting Owl. SCSU— spanning 168 acres in New Haven, Conn.—is in the midst of a $230 million campus renovation.

Teamwork Tactics

Acollaborative security system often includes an effective and flexible program. Such is the case at the University of Pennsylvania, where security applications stand as a successful model for campus security. One of the reasons for the university’s success is a plan to maintain a safe environment for more than 40,000 students, faculty and staff, and its partnership with AlliedBarton Security Services.

Taiwan University Launches Campus-Wide Video Surveillance With Wireless Mesh Network

Taiwan’s Tajen University now ensures campus safety and delivers Wi-Fi access to its 12,000 students and staff using a wireless network infrastructure from Firetide Inc.

University Of Minnesota Uses Two-Factor Authentication Solution

Secure Computing Corp., a enterprise gateway security company, recently announced that University of Minnesota has selected the company's Secure SafeWord (formerly known as SafeWord) as a two-factor authentication solution for 8,000 staff and faculty members.

RFID Helping To Improve Student Safety, Security On School Busses

An RFID solution from Zonar Systems is helping to enhance safety and security on schools buses by identifying when and where a student enters or exits the bus.

Safety Of Virginia High Schools Of Examined In Study

Each April, concerns about school safety rise as the anniversaries of the shootings at Colorado's Columbine High School and Virginia Tech approach. Despite these and other publicized cases of school violence, new research from the University of Virginia finds that conditions in Virginia high schools are generally safe and that serious acts of violence are rare.

George Mason University Installs Emergency Communication Portal

Global Security Systems LLC (GSS) recently announced that George Mason University is the first university in the nation to install ALERT FM for emergency alerting on its campuses. ALERT FM, an FM radio-based alert and messaging system, will provide redundancy to the university's existing emergency communications systems.

Texas University Implements Emergency Notification System

MIR3 recently announced that Texas Southern University (TSU) has awarded the company a contract to be the official emergency notification platform for its campus located in Houston.

Blackboard Introduces New Campus Security Solution

Blackboard Inc. recently announced a new campus security solution, Blackboard Video Surveillance, which will be part of the Blackboard Commerce Suite, a suite of applications supporting campus payment and security management.

Texas University Joins LearnSafe Initiative

MDI Inc. recently announced the LearnSafe Initiative would begin providing services immediately to the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), which is one of the largest private institutions in Texas and the largest Catholic university in the state.

ASIS International Sponsors School Security Funding Competition

ASIS International is offering all 20 public high schools in the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) system the chance to compete for $20,000 in security program funding as part of ASIS’ School Security Funding Competition.

Texas School District Rolls Out IP Video Surveillance

LenSec recently announced its selection by Ysleta Independent School District in Texas to provide a district-wide IP video surveillance system for the high school campus network.

Web-Based Electronic Notification System Designed To Alert During Emergency Or Routine Situations

ADT Security Services recently announced the availability of ADT Select Link, a Web-based electronic notification system that is designed to alert thousands of people in emergency or routine situations.

Michigan Community College Uses Biometrics To Protect Critical Areas

Looking to improve security in important areas, Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan has turned to biometric hand readers to provide protection.

China School Adds Video Analytics To Improve Access Control, Prevent Theft

ioimage recently announced that the Shi Jia Zhuang experimental high school in China has successfully completed installation of ioimage’s video surveillance system to protect it’s 2,500 students, supervise the schools entrance and prevent theft.

University Of Miami Medical School Turns To IP Video For Security Upgrade

A complete end-to-end IP video solution is being deployed at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as part of a campus-wide CCTV upgrade.

Crisis Management System In Use By More Than 2,000 Schools Nationwide

Prepared Response Inc. recently announced that more than 2,000 school campuses in 270 school districts across the country are now using the company’s Rapid Responder Crisis Management System to protect students and staff.

New Jersey Schools Graduate To WAN-Based IP Video Surveillance

Five schools within New Jersey’s Brick Township Public School District have graduated to a WAN-based IP video surveillance system that will help to improve the safety and security environment for the schools’ students, staff and visitors.

By the Book

Whether in retrofit or new construction on college campuses, the business case for deploying wireless access control systems in networked openings is compelling. Wireless solutions seamlessly integrate into existing access control panels, eliminating wire between locks and access control panel interfaces and providing a complete solution at each opening. Implementing a wireless solution takes significantly less time than its traditional hardwired counterpart.

Advanced Disaster Management Simulator Features School Violence Scenario

Environmental Tectonics Corp.'s Simulation Division recently announced the delivery of a new training scenario to the Southeastern Pennsylvania regional counterterrorism task force (CTTF) for its Advanced Disaster Management Simulator, ADMS-COMMAND.

ADT, Oklahoma Association Work Together To Improve School Security

ADT Security Services announced recently it has reached an agreement with the Oklahoma State School Boards Association to work together to create and deliver workshops and other information vehicles aimed at helping the OSSBA’s 569 current and prospective member school districts further secure their campuses.

RFID Offers Tracking, Disaster Response Capabilities For Education Market

AT&T Inc. recently announced the availability of interoperable RFID and GPS-based mobile resource management (MRM) solutions for the K-12 education segment.

Software Unites Parents, Law Enforcement In Battle Against Internet Predators

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) has announced the launch of McGruff SafeGuard, a free service for parents to monitor and safeguard their kids’ online activities.

Just Say No

Administrators at Haltom High School in Haltom City, Texas, wanted their school’s ID cards to be useful, but never did they imagine the cards would help thwart a drug dealer. “We have used student and faculty ID cards for the last decade,” said Rick Mauderer, associate principal at Haltom High School and the person responsible for the school’s ID program. “As a high school of more than 2,600 students, there is no way we can know who every student is, especially with substitute teachers in the building.

Out With the Old

In Cincinnati, when you say “school’s out,” it has a whole different meaning. That’s because all 65 schools in the Cincinnati Public School District—encompassing preschool through grade 12—are part of a massive, $1 billion facilities master plan that will completely change the face of the city’s educational infrastructure.

Report: School Crime Rates Remain Stable

Violent and property crime rates at the nation's schools during 2005 -- 57 such crimes per 1,000 students age 12 or older -- were statistically unchanged from the 2004 rate of 55 victimizations per 1,000 students, according to a new report.

A Tough Lesson to Learn

As the public becomes aware of school security and its shortcomings, those in the security industry acknowledge the value of new products and innovations in the field.

California School District Uses IP Video To Reduce Theft, Vandalism

The Shasta Union High School District in California includes four high schools in different locations with more than 6,000 students and 540 faculty members. A new IP video system helped lead to a 98 percent reduction in school vandalism and theft.

Welcome, Visitors

Go to the Department of Justice’s online national sex offender public registry, pick a major city and select an urban—or even suburban—neighborhood. Most likely, there will be anywhere from a few to 40 or more registered sex offenders within walking distance of the neighborhood’s public elementary school.

Second Time Around

School security directors often keep a keen eye on the latest security technologies that come to market, and then deploy these solutions to ensure their schools have the best technology to protect students and employees, deter and catch vandals and keep the bad guys out.

Blackboard, Sony Partner To Provide Smart Card Technology In Education Market

Blackboard Inc. and Sony recently announced a partnership to support Sony FeliCa contactless technology in the Blackboard Commerce Suite.

Organization Launches Online Guide For School Safety

The National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) recently launched its new School Crisis Guide: Help and Healing in a Time of Crisis.

Study: Communication Important Aspect In Reducing School Violence

By focusing on and improving the frequency and flow of two-way dialogue between students and faculty, a white paper suggests school administrators can foster a safer learning environment more rapidly and at a lower overall cost.

Staying Ahead of the Curve

This fall, students across the country returned to schools that look nothing like those of the past. Today, metal detectors, security cameras and access control readers are all part of the education landscape, especially in larger districts. However, as the rash of school shootings in recent years has shown, violence and crime can happen anywhere.

Crime Prevention Month Kit Focuses On Child Safety

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) recently announced the release of its 2007-2008 Crime Prevention Month Kit in preparation for the 23rd annual Crime Prevention Month in October.

ISC East: School Security Is Still Hot Topic

Numerous tragedies at schools and on campuses will remain a hot topic in the security world. Rightfully so, -- safeguarding our students should receive high priority. One interesting product on display at ISC East comes from MOBOTIX, who announced an IP-based video solution, which also has been installed to address potential security issues at the high school level in Jackson, Ohio.

Your Attention Please

IN the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, college and university safety systems and procedures are undergoing extensive re-evaluation, with reliable and effective emergency mass notification being the main emphasis.

Report Explores Causes, Characteristics Of School Fires

The U.S. Fire Administration has issued a special report that explores the causes and characteristics of school fires.

Knowing It All

THE carefree days of college are not far from most peoples’ minds. But in college, security was hardly an issue.

Six Tips for a Safer School

A safety expert says parents can be as influential as teachers in preventing violence.

Back to School

EDUCATIONAL institutions don’t often come to mind when people think about organizations with cutting edge network security devices. However, these institutions face the daunting task of keeping the networks secure while allowing tens of thousands of students and faculty to bring their own PCs onto the network. They also have to account for a user base that changes by several users on an annual basis.

Subscription for Security

IT networks at today’s colleges and universities are more distributed than ever. Academic networks that spread out allow students and teachers to communicate and interact in new and exciting ways.

Smile, You’re on Surveillance Camera

WHEN a student tried to steal a triple-beam balance from Jackie Steinocker’s science classroom, the principal needed the school's surveillance cameras to document the student hiding it in a dumpster. The student had a friend distract the teacher’s attention as he hid the scientific scale under a winter jacket at the end of science class.

Highest Honors

THE quality of academic programs has become a significant competitive factor among high schools in recent years. This is particularly evident in top private schools like St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, N.J., a co-ed, Catholic high school operated by the diocese of Trenton.

The Last Word

WHILE school security in the United States continues to be a major concern, schools all over the world are overcoming numerous challenges to create a safe learning environment for students.

Going Above and Beyond

LAST year's wave of school shootings garnered tremendous media attention and left the nation shaken and concerned for the safety of students and staff.

An Advanced Class

Oftentimes, adults find themselves daydreaming of the days of their youth. Most children long for the day when they're no longer a child. They long for the freedom, fun and excitement believed to come with adulthood.

Ready and Waiting

THICK, dusty, three-ring binders are no place to keep school emergency response protocols. In the event of an emergency, information and time is critical. Precious time can be lost in locating the binder, flipping through the tabs to find the correct section and finally finding the vital information. And what if an evacuation is necessary? Lug the binder out and start the information search all over again during different stages of the emergency? Even then, its contents are only as good as the people who wrote the information, limited to how much the binder can hold and only accessible to those on site.

One In the Same

AS security issues continue to filter down through the American educational landscape, almost all educational institutions are responding to the need for security. From small, rural public schools to large universities, advanced security technologies are being applied in waves.

Getting Carded

IN recent years, investigative reporters have uncovered security vulnerabilities in what are believed to be closely monitored applications: school buildings. In too many instances, investigators are able to slip into school buildings without being stopped, and administrators find out about the security breach on the evening news.

Identity Management Supplement

Child's Play

"DON'T you love it when a plan comes together?" said Sean Mullin, president of BI2 Technologies and founder of The CHILD Project<sup>TM</sup>, a secure, nationwide network and registry that enables law enforcement and social service agencies to positively identify missing children and adults using iris recognition biometric technology.

Backbone for Surveillance

THE Mount Vernon City School District is located in the southeastern corner of Westchester County, N.Y., operating 15 schools with an enrollment of more than 10,000 students.

Making the Grade

TO create a safe school environment that allows teachers and students to focus on learning, the Palm Beach County, Fla., School District created the Safe Schools Institute (SSI).

Editor's Note

STUDENTS should be safe and feel secure in a learning environment. However, in the last few years, some schools have been anything but safe and secure. Some have been shooting galleries for terrorists, and it shouldn't be this way on any campus.

Phone Home

A reliable communication system is the backbone of any school security program. The placement of emergency phones on a college campus has long ceased to be an issue.

A Hard-Learned Lesson

DO not let the semi-rural setting fool you. Lebanon High School in Oregon, with 1,250 students, grapples with the same problems that plague large, inner-city schools.

Moving in the Right Direction

OREGON State University has made fire and life safety a real priority.

An A+ System

Since DSU uses safety as a differential in recruiting students, it is the responsibility of the DSU Police Department to maintain a safe environment for the campus community. For effective and efficient operation, the campus police found it needed a way to streamline its operations.

A Lesson on Wireless

ESTABLISHED in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University of Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Security Hits the Books

MAJOR cyber security breaches at higher education institutions have garnered headlines over the last couple years. Obviously, IT security continues to be a major challenge for colleges and universities.

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