Access Control

Bridging The Gap

Bridging the Gap

When searching for a new access control provider, Townsend cited the security of students and protection of facilities as two of the biggest challenges the new system needed to manage.

Schools Are Investing In Face Recognition. Will It Make Campuses Safer?

Schools are Investing in Face Recognition. Will It Make Campuses Safer?

Education Week’s log of school shootings reveals at least 13 incidents in 2018 so far, with 97 people killed or injured. How do we stop this unending cycle of violence?

Get Ready For Gen Z: The Future Of ID Issuance

Get Ready For Gen Z: The Future of ID Issuance

The next generation of students is making its way onto college campuses. As millennials trade in their caps and gowns for a spot in the workforce, Gen Z is shopping for dorm room essentials.

Three Pillars of Visitor Management

Every business, campus, facility and organization in a specialty vertical could benefit from some kind of visitor management system, whether on a small or large scale. In reality, these organizations or businesses already have some type of visitor management system in place, but it is often in the inefficient form of a receptionist or paper logbook.

South Carolina School District Installing Bulletproof Doors

South Carolina School District Installing Bulletproof Doors

The doors will be installed as part of a pilot program at two elementary schools and one high school.

University of Alabama to Introduce Metal Detectors to Football Stadium

University of Alabama to Introduce Metal Detectors to Football Stadium

The Crimson Tide will be introducing metal detecors to football games starting in the fall.

Securing Change

Securing Change

“You never think it is going to happen to you.” That was the first thing Jake Glacer said to me when we sat down to talk at ISC West.

Washington State School Security Improvements Include Call Boxes

Washington State School Security Improvements Include Call Boxes

Schools in Washington state are stepping up their access control with the use of call boxes.

Accessing Safety

With the seemingly endless increase in school and workplace shootings and other violent incidents, businesses, organizations, and campuses are taking a hard look at their security systems and the safety measures they have in place now more than ever.

Getting High Marks

Getting High Marks

When the Central Arkansas' Riverview School District recently agreed to invest in a new access control system to secure the Junior/Senior High School campus, Rutledge was determined to install a solution to encompass the campus’s entire 150,000 square feet of space, spanning multiple buildings, while providing ease of access to teachers, administrators, maintenance and custodial staff.


  • Campus Parking Problems: Modern Security Solutions

    Parking: for many, it’s an everyday fact of life. Whenever we drive somewhere, we must consider parking, and often, that parking experience sets our mood and expectations for the rest of the journey. Whether a quick grocery store pickup or long-term airport parking, the parking lot is an integral part of whatever type of campus you’re visiting. This includes destinations like retail stores, your local high school, hospitals, and the park-and-ride systems present in major cities. Read Now

  • The Critical Need for Naloxone on School Campuses

    The opioid crisis is escalating across the United States, increasingly affecting all segments of the population, including students on K-12 and college campuses. As the threat from opioids, especially fentanyl, becomes more widespread, it's critical for schools to have naloxone available—an antidote for opioid overdoses. This article discusses why naloxone should be as common as Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in educational settings. Read Now

  • Best Practices for A Holistic Approach to Video Solutions in Campus Security

    Video surveillance is one of the most common security measures implemented by educational institutions today, but installing cameras is just the beginning. Adopting a holistic, comprehensive approach to video surveillance is a more effective way to safeguard campus communities and fully realize the value of your investment in physical security systems. Read Now

  • Back to School Planning is a Year-Round Commitment

    With summer underway, K-12 and college students, faculty, and staff are taking a well-earned break to recharge and gear up for the fall. It’s also the season when security professionals can get in and get busy installing upgrades and retrofits before the new school year starts. It’s a brief window, but, thanks to diligent planning throughout the year, the pros are always ready to hit the ground running at the last bell of spring term to make the most out of the limited time available. Read Now