Facility Security


DOJ Announces Grant Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2024 to Strengthen Community Safety

The Justice Department recently announced its annual plan for making anticipated grant funding available this fiscal year to advance public safety activities and improve justice system outcomes. The Department is inviting community-based organizations; state, local, Tribal, and territorial government agencies, including law enforcement agencies; research institutions; and nonprofit entities to apply for funding from more than 200 grant programs, administered by its Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). As in prior years, the awards will be made later this year, subject to appropriations, and will build on almost $5.8 billion in grants awarded in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

Utah State Legislature Funds Gun Detection Technology and Incident Management System in All Public K-12 Schools

ZeroEyes, the creators of the only AI-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, and AEGIX Global, a Utah-based provider of industry-leading critical incident management services, recently announced that the Utah State Board of Education has approved a contract to provide the joint solution for all Utah public K-12 schools, including charter schools.



Motorola Solutions Announces Acquisition of IPVideo

Motorola Solutions recently announced that it has acquired New-York-based IPVideo, the creator of the HALO Smart Sensor, according to a news release. Though the details of the transaction were not disclosed, the release notes that the acquisition marks Motorola’s commitment to improving safety and security in spaces like schools, hospitals, hotels, and businesses.

Improving the Patient Experience

To remain competitive, today's hospitals are becoming “smarter”, applying analytics and artificial intelligence to deliver a superior patient experience. Leveraging the latest generation of technology to optimize clinical processes, communications systems, facility operations, resource management, and – of course – security has become the norm.

High Schools Need Additional Security for Basketball Games

Now that football season has ended, it is time to move indoors and watch your favorite basketball teams compete. The presence of a large number of enthusiastic fans alone can create a variety of security challenges, but factor in drugs, alcohol, weapons, and gangs at the gymnasiums, and you could be looking at a recipe for disaster.

New York School District Selects AtlasIED’s IPX Technology for Modernization Initiative

The North Syracuse Central School District (NSCSD), a K-12 public school district in Central New York state, serves the communities of North Syracuse, Clay, Cicero, Bridgeport, and Mattydale. With 11 elementary, middle, and high schools, the district covers almost 90 square miles and has 7,792 students and approximately 700 teachers. With some of its school buildings over 60 years old, the district needed to renovate many of them, some more urgently than others. As part of the process, district administrators and staff reevaluated all infrastructure elements and their approach to campus safety, selecting AtlasIED IPX technology to modernize their intercom, audio announcements, and emergency communications systems.

AeroDefense Deploys AirWarden Remote ID Receiver at Two NCAA Division I College Stadiums

Today AeroDefense announced the University of Washington (Husky Stadium) and Fresno State (Valley Children’s Stadium) have deployed their AirWarden receiver to safeguard events against unauthorized drone flights.

New York Lifts Ban on Biometric Technologies in K-12 Schools

New York Lifts Ban on Biometric Technologies in K-12 Schools

On Sept. 27, 2023, New York State Department of Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa issued a determination that lifted the nearly three-year ban on use of biometric technologies in both public and private K-12 schools in effect from December 2020

Milestone Launches Grant Program for Security Projects Funding

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Milestone Launches Grant Program for Security Projects Funding

Milestone Systems is offering a new grant program to help education, healthcare, and non-profit organizations in the United States secure grants for purchasing security software and systems that they likely otherwise would not be able to afford. In addition, the program supports end customers throughout the entire grant process – from application to funding to management – assisting with a potentially overwhelming experience.

New California Law Places Additional Taxes on Guns, Ammunition to Pay for School Security

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has recently signed a new law to add additional taxes to guns and ammunition sales in the state to help pay for school security.

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    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

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    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

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