Facility Security

SMU, Local Police Partner for Active Threat Training

Local news reports that Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, recently partnered with multiple local police departments for active threat situation training.

Police Kill ‘Potential Intruder’ Near Alabama Elementary School

National news reports that a man who tried entering a Gadsden, Ala., elementary school while a summer program was in session was shot and killed by police on Thursday morning.

Felon Wearing Body Armor Triggers Lockdown at N.C. Community College

National news reports that a felon wearing body armor was reported as an active shooter and sent a North Carolina community college into lockdown on Tuesday, June 7.

North Texas Districts Respond to Uvalde Shooting

School districts in North Texas are increasing security after last week’s shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 students and two adults.

Enhanced Environmental Hygiene for K–12 Schools

Enhanced Environmental Hygiene for K–12 Schools

With so many students working together in close quarters, schools can be breeding grounds for infection. But as studies routinely show, simple interventions can substantially reduce absenteeism by providing a healthy, productive learning environment for students, teachers and staff.

The Next Evolution of Campus Security

The Next Evolution of Campus Security

Safety and security at one West Virginia school district has officially evolved. Fayette County Schools in Fayetteville, WV, recently received and installed three weapons screenings systems from Evolv Technology during the inaugural round of the company’s GiveEvolv grant program.

Integrated Security Solutions Lead to Smarter, Safer Hospitals

Integrated Security Solutions Lead to Smarter, Safer Hospitals

A combative walk-in takes a swing at security staff. A distraught stranger attempts to abduct a newborn. A clueless motorist blocks the ambulance lane. Hospitals face a daily array of security issues.

Tools Can Improve Space Efficiency and Traffic Flow in Changing Environments

Tools Can Improve Space Efficiency and Traffic Flow in Changing Environments

Road traffic in campus communities has increased significantly over the past few years as more people are driving to campus. At the same time, parking spaces have become more limited or restricted.

University of Kentucky Installs Salient’s CompleteView VMS

The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., recently announced a partnership with Salient Systems to deploy a new video management system, CompleteView VMS. A press release notes that the solution ties together more than 3,000 cameras into a central location to improve video monitoring and situational awareness around campus.

Hospital Security Challenges & Solutions During the Pandemic

Hospital Security Challenges & Solutions During the Pandemic

Front-line workers—specifically nurses, doctors and other clinicians—remain at the forefront of our collective conscious as we mark the two-year anniversary of the global COVID-19 pandemic making its way to the U.S. The reverberations of the pandemic have affected each and every corner of the hospital, from cafeteria workers to administrative professionals and security teams.


  • 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

  • Better Today

    Physical security software and hardware have come a long way in recent years. Yet while systems like access control, intrusion monitoring, and video management are powerful tools, it is how we use them that matters. Read Now