Today, creating a safe environment across schools, hotels, office buildings, housing complexes and other facilities has become a necessity. There are so many dangers lurking in buildings of all sizes and shapes from fire hazards, vaping issues, chemical/air quality issues, intruders and so much more.
- By Monique Merhige
- May 30, 2023
Campus security and safety are two of the many challenges facing colleges and universities nationwide. When we think about safety and security on campuses, one might immediately think of active shooter scenarios and prevention.
- By Danny Garrido
- May 08, 2023
Just yesterday (as of this writing), it happened again. A 28-year-old woman shot her way into a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday and killed three children and three adults, according to national news. AP News reports that the victims were three 9-year-old children, a top school administrator, a substitute teacher, and a school custodian
- By Matt Jones
- Mar 29, 2023
School is back in session, and I could not be happier and more proud of my third grader. School campuses come with their inherent historical risks.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Sep 19, 2022
As children go back to school for the new school year, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, in collaboration with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), today released a report detailing new data about the rise of gunfire on school grounds and solutions to prevent school shootings and keep students and educators safe.
A Texas House committee investigating the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, released a preliminary report on Sunday. According to national news, one of the report’s main findings is that “There is no one to whom we can attribute malice or ill motives. Instead, we found systemic failures and egregious poor decision-making.” It also makes note of “an overall lackadaisical approach” by law enforcement authorities who responded to the scene, as well as details failures by the Uvalde school system, social media platforms and the shooter’s family, according to CNN.
The past week of gathering news have been focused on 19 youth and two teachers who were slaughtered when an active shooter entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. And, this was just the start of a week gone horribly wrong.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Jun 03, 2022
Authorities say the gunman barricaded himself with his victims in an elementary school classroom.
- By Ralph C. Jensen, Matt Jones
- May 24, 2022
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the selection of Northeastern University to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new Center of Excellence for Engineering Secure Environments from Targeted Attacks (ESE).
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named six recipients for the 2021 SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Scholarship – a program developed by the SIA Women in Security Forum to further educational opportunities and promote advancement for the widest spectrum of people possible in the security industry.
The Electronic Security Industry works intimately with the public safety sector. Police, firefighters, paramedics and EMTs offer a vital service to our communities, in our shared goal of keeping people, places and property safe.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the SIA RISE Steering Committee are launching Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME) – a new mentorship program for early and mid-career professionals in the security industry.
Ishita Banerjii, project architect at Hollis + Miller, discusses Kansas State University’s new multicultural student center. The building, dedicated to advance student diversity, features various gathering spaces like dance studios, huddle rooms, and a commercial kitchen.
- By Yvonne Marquez
- Dec 08, 2020
Mission 500 and The New Jersey Electronic Life Safety Association (NJELSA), teamed up for the second year in a row during the NJELSA Annual Symposium, held March 11-13 at Harrah’s Atlantic City for a School Backpack Building Event.
School districts are increasingly turning to Google for online classroom tools during the coronavirus pandemic, but the company has faced scrutiny for the data it collects on students.
- By Haley Samsel
- Apr 07, 2020
The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to shield a major arms manufacturer from potential liability in the 2012 school shooting that left 26 students and educators dead in Newtown, Connecticut.
- By Sherelle Black
- Nov 12, 2019
Wyoming State Superintendent Jillian Balow is making an effort to better understand how the state’s 48 school districts’ are protecting their students.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Oct 01, 2019
In the past few years, tragic events have increased awareness for educational institutions across America. This recent spike has reminded educators and security officers alike that it is the responsibility of schools to ensure the safety of their students and employees and protect school property and equipment from theft or damage, encouraging them to invest in security systems.
Providing security, managing budgets, gaining efficiencies— these are just a few of the many objectives that facility managers have to balance at once.
- By Jeremy Saline
- Sep 01, 2019
In the world of sports, oftentimes there’s as much action in the stands as there is on the floor. That’s why the Milwaukee Bucks felt it was so important to design their new stadium with a network of security cameras to safeguard the welfare of players and fans alike.
- By Mark McCormack
- Aug 01, 2019