Facility Security


Balancing Fire Safety and COVID Protection

The widespread implementation of hand sanitizing stations requires schools to keep a bulk supply of hand sanitizing liquid available. And finding a safe place to store gallons upon gallons of hand sanitizing fluid is proving to be a logistical nightmare from a fire and life safety inspections perspective.

Survey: 82% of College Students Concerned with Personal Safety

ADT and Clery Center recently conducted a survey to gauge the comfort level of college students as they return to campus. About 82% of respondents reported feeling concerned about their personal safety on campus.



Raptor Technologies Acquires CPOMS

School safety software provider Raptor Technologies recently announced the acquisition of CPOMS, a top student safeguarding software solutions provider in the United Kingdom. The acquisition was made after strategic investments in Raptor on the parts of Thoma Bravo and existing investor JMI Equity.

9 Ways to Reduce Contaminants

9 Ways to Reduce Contaminants

To protect students and employees from the SARS CoV- 2 virus that causes COVID-19, air quality should be a top concern for school and college administrators.

50 Customers in One

50 Customers in One

Finding the right security solution for, let’s say, multi-tenant housing, requires significant consideration. There is a variety of factors to think through, such as which doors need to be secured?

Crystal Clear Security

Crystal Clear Security

Identification cards, video surveillance, keypads, software, databases, and even the doors themselves. They are all part of a security strategy to keep employees safe in a facility.

Mount Tabor High School shooting

One Student Killed in North Carolina School Shooting

A student was killed on Wed., Sept. 1, in a shooting at a high school in Winston-Salem, N.C. There were no other reported injuries, and the suspect has been taken into custody, say authorities.

Calif. District Votes to Hire Police for Extracurricular Events

In June, the San Jose Unified School District in San Jose, Calif., voted to end its school officer resource program. However, on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 12, the board voted to hire off-duty SJPD officers as security for extracurricular activities and events on campus.

Auburn University Introduces Student IDs for Mobile Devices

Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., announced this week that it’s launching a mobile student ID card that can be used on compatible iPhones, Apple Watches or Android devices. The electronic version of the “Tiger Card” can be used in place of a traditional, plastic ID card to access campus buildings, purchase meals, do laundry and more.

The Touchless Fan Experience

The Touchless Fan Experience

Remember back in the day when fans crowded at the gate, tickets in hand, eager to rush en masse to their seats?

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  • 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

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