Access Control

Texas K–12 District Invests in Unified Security Solution

The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (CFBISD) community has a rich history of investing in the school system. While the district had previously upgraded school buildings and security over the years, the CFBISD team knew it was time to re-assess and enhance safety measures.

Singlewire Software Announces Acquisition of Visitor Aware

Singlewire Software recently announced that it has acquired Visitor Aware, a tool that adds visitor and student management functionality to the company’s existing suite of emergency notification and incident management solutions, according to a news release.

Uvalde School District Fails Security Audit

National news reports that the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District in Uvalde, Texas, recently failed a surprise security audit after an undercover inspector posing as a potential intruder gained access to a school cafeteria.

Access Solutions for Safer Schools: From Simple to Substantial

Access Solutions for Safer Schools: From Simple to Substantial

With school back in full swing, K–12 administrators continue to focus on the critical issue of student, faculty, and staff safety.

Uvalde Teacher Says She Was “Scapegoat” in Providing Shooter Access to Building

A teacher from Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, recently spoke to ABC News about her experience during the May 24 shooting that left 19 students and two adults dead.

Unified Solutions Streamline Corporate Campus Security

Unified Solutions Streamline Corporate Campus Security

For large corporate campuses, managing access to multiple sites while ensuring tenants, employees, and visitors can easily move around is key to overall security and operational efficiency. Historically, balancing these goals was a complex task.

Beginning of School Year Highlights Particular Benefits of Smart Locks

With the beginning of the 2022–23 school year, residential lock manufacturer Kwikset recently outlined some of the benefits of a residential smart-lock system as relevant to back-to-school season.

Synergy Takes Campus Security to the Next Level

Synergy Takes Campus Security to the Next Level

It wasn’t all that long ago that institutions ran their security systems as a la carte solutions. They had a video surveillance system. They had an access control system. They probably had a public address system, as well.

Health Care Trends Shaping Security & Infection Control

Health Care Trends Shaping Security & Infection Control

Accelerated by the pandemic, health care has changed significantly over the last few years, in areas including telemedicine, insurance, drug affordability, demand for talent and focus on the patient experience.

Reducing the Risk of Cyberattacks on Public-Sector Security Systems

Reducing the Risk of Cyberattacks on Public-Sector Security Systems

Recent statistics highlight the rise of cyberattacks in the public sector. In its latest Internet Crime Report, the FBI stated that they received nearly 2,500 ransomware complaints in 2020.


  • An Annual Security Check-up

    Just like going to the doctor for your annual health check-ups; the same holds true for schools who need to go through an extensive security check-up annually. The main reason is to ensure they are fully prepared for any type of emergency that arises on school grounds. Read Now

  • Student Centered Solutions

    In early 2023, John Diemer Elementary School, located in an east Kansas suburb, was transformed into a facility that embodies the idea that learning happens everywhere. The new facilities feature innovative classroom designs that balance flexibility and security—a plan that had been developed collaboratively between the architects and project owners. Read Now

  • Three Killed in Shooting at UNLV, Suspect Also Dead

    Three people were killed and another injured in a shooting at UNLV Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas. The suspected gunman was killed in a shootout with law enforcement. Read Now

  • Understanding the Differences

    When it comes to video security systems in schools, there are many misconceptions about how AI, analytics, and facial recognition intersect and overlap. Where does one technology end and the next begin? Which ones raise more privacy concerns on campuses? In this article, we will examine the differences between these technologies and address privacy issues as we aim to protect students, staff and property. Read Now