Facility Security


Syracuse Students Feel Unsafe Following Recent Racist Incidents

Syracuse University has seen a string of recent incidents on the campus that have targeted marginalized groups, including Jewish, Asian and black community members.

FBI Investigates Threat Against Iowa School District

FBI Investigates Threat Against Iowa School District

All classes and activities for the Benton Community School District in Iowa have been cancelled through Sunday while the FBI and local enforcement investigate a potential threat.

Student Arrested in Texas for Bringing BB Gun onto School Bus

Student Arrested in Texas for Bringing BB Gun onto School Bus

Lone Star High School in Frisco, Texas went on lockdown Wednesday morning after it was reported that 17-year-old Gavin Frederick Golden had brought a gun onto a school bus.

Students at a Michigan High School Evacuate Due to Snow Storm, Bomb Threat

Students at a Michigan High School Evacuate Due to Snow Storm, Bomb Threat

Between a snow storm and a bomb threat made against Stockbridge Junior/Senior High School in Michigan on Monday, students were evacuated from the campus that morning.

Hundreds of Security Cameras to be Installed on FAMU Campus

Hundreds of Security Cameras to be Installed on FAMU Campus

Over the next year, Florida A&M University students will see several safety improvements around the campus, including hundreds of new cameras and pedestrian enhancements.

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Florida School District to Spend Millions on School Resource Officers to Abide By State Law

A new Florida law is requiring that all school district-ran schools have at least one armed school resource officer and the Broward County School District just agreed to spend $3.4 million to abide by that law.


UNCC to Secure All Non-locking Classrooms Following Spring Shooting

In response to a classroom shooting in the spring, UNC Charlotte will add security measures that include equipping non-locking classrooms with kits to secure doors, the school’s chancellor said in a statement released Friday.


Several Georgia High School Students Face Criminal Charges After Distributing False Threats

Multiple students responsible for spreading “falsified, and in some cases doctored,” social media posts referencing a threat to North Cobb High School this week have been identified and will face criminal charges.


Snapchat Threat Causes Parents to Keep Children at Home

A threatening snap sent out over the weekend to high school students has parents uneasy about sending their children to the Virginia high school.


Texas High School Increases Security Following Social Media Threat

Duncanville High School enhanced its security measures on Monday after two students were put in police custody for making a threat against the school on Sunday.


  • Making Safety and Security Intrinsic to School Design

    Public anxieties about school safety are escalating across the country. According to a 2023 Gallup report, 44% of parents fear for their child’s physical safety at school, a 10 percentage-point increase since 2019. Unfortunately, these fears are likely to increase if the incidence of school tragedies continues to mount. As a result, school leaders are now charged with two non-negotiable responsibilities. The first, as always, is to ensure kids have what they need to learn, grow, and thrive. Sadly, their second responsibility is to keep the children in their care safe from threats and physical danger. Read Now

  • Unlocking Peace of Mind

    In a perfect world, every school would have an unlimited budget to help secure their schools. In reality, schools must prioritize what budget they have while navigating the complexities surrounding school security and lockdown Read Now

  • Emerging Campus Access Control Solutions

    Emerging solutions in campus access control can mean different things. Usually, we expect the topic to focus on the very latest in door security products and solutions that have just been recently released or are about to be launched. After all, staying up on improvements to keep campuses safer is critical. Plus, it’s always interesting and exciting to learn what’s new and how innovations are going to better protect lives and assets and help the industry be even more successful. Read Now

  • Here’s How Instructional Audio Can Play a Key Role in School Safety

    Ensuring the safety of students and employees is critical in today’s educational environment. While the threat of a school shooting is in the back of everyone’s mind, the truth is there are many possible scenarios that could crop up at any time in classrooms, hallways, and other school spaces—from fights or altercations to a sick child or staff member who requires emergency attention. Read Now