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Accounting for Human Error

Much of the discourse around campus security—especially active shooter scenarios—revolves around making it as easy as possible for teachers and students to trigger an alarm in the event of an emergency.

Creating Safer Classrooms with Lockdown & Emergency Response Systems

Creating Safer Classrooms with Lockdown & Emergency Response Systems

Schools in the United States use a variety of emergency response systems, including lockdown procedures, fire alarms, and evacuation plans.



Unlocking School Safety: The Unknown Tool that 911 Says Could Change Everything

Unlocking School Safety: The Unknown Tool that 911 Says Could Change Everything

In 2022, there were 46 school shootings, which marked the highest number of such incidents since the tragic events at Columbine. These shootings have exacerbated the wave of violence facing our children.

Georgia State University Adds Knightscope Blue Light Towers, Call Boxes

Georgia State University Adds Knightscope Blue Light Towers, Call Boxes

Knightscope Inc. recently announced that Georgia State University selected Knightscope Authorized Partner Transportation Solutions & Lighting, Inc., – Safety and Security Division – National Safety Systems to supply, install, and support more than 50 Knightscope K1 Blue Light Emergency Towers and Call Boxes throughout their downtown Atlanta campus.

Five Reasons to Choose CPVC for School Fire Sprinkler Systems

Five Reasons to Choose CPVC for School Fire Sprinkler Systems

From kindergarten through university, fire sprinkler systems play an important role in keeping students and staff safe in the event of a fire. Fire sprinklers are critical to protecting people and property because they prevent a fire from spreading before fire crews arrive.

Campus Security & Life Safety Rebranded as Campus Security Today

Campus Security & Life Safety Rebranded as Campus Security Today

The Infrastructure Solutions Group of 1105 Media announced today that Campus Security & Life Safety magazine has been rebranded as Campus Security Today. The new website was unveiled today at CampusSecurityToday.com, and the magazine will feature the new name and look with its September/October 2023 issue, which will have bonus distribution at GSX 2023 in Dallas September 11-13 in addition to the regular distribution to 69,400 security professionals

At IDIS, School is Not Out for Summer

IDIS remains committed to educating and supporting systems integrators and end-users on the importance of NDAA-compliance.

The Benefits of Utilizing Cloud Services for Remote Access and Management

For many businesses, remotely accessing, monitoring, and managing their video management system (VMS) deployments can be a daunting task.

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Get More out of Your Video Management System in Schools

One of the top priorities for any school is to provide a safe learning environment for its students, teachers, and staff. Unfortunately, incidents of violence and security breaches continue to be a major concern for many schools across the country.

Intercoms Improve Security and Communication in College Lecture Halls

On college campuses, it is important to ensure that teaching staff have access to security tools and can easily communicate with the appropriate people in the event of an emergency.

Salient Systems Announces Release of CompleteView v7.3

Salient Systems recently released the latest update to its video management software, according to a news release.

Cloud and Analytics: A Powerful Combination

Two of the most rapidly growing areas in security and surveillance are the cloud and intelligent analytics.

Designing Safer Schools: Considerations for Increasing School Security

Designing Safer Schools: Considerations for Increasing School Security

School design is a complicated discipline, especially as more schools opt for increased protections against threats to life safety. Similar to sports arenas, shopping venues, theatres, hotels, and more, schools need to balance being accessible to the general public and providing occupant security.

Extending the Perimeter on Campus Security and Safety

Campus security and safety are two of the many challenges facing colleges and universities nationwide. When we think about safety and security on campuses, one might immediately think of active shooter scenarios and prevention.

Streamlining K–12 Safety and Security Grant Writing

Never at any point in history have parents, teachers, and staff had to worry so much about a child’s safety at school. Vandalism, bullying, fighting, and other volatile confrontations have long been troublesome concerns that many K–12 schools and local education agencies (LEA) have had to contend with.

Hybrid Access Control in Campus Environments

Hybrid Access Control in Campus Environments

Only a few years ago, the idea of moving to the cloud was met with guarded optimism. But today, the shift is becoming more of a reality. An increasing number of campus organizations, whether corporate or higher education, are starting cloud migrations.

Hospitals are Leveraging Video Technology for Improved Indoor Air Quality and Patient Satisfaction

Hospitals are Leveraging Video Technology for Improved Indoor Air Quality and Patient Satisfaction

One of the top concerns for hospitals is maintaining optimal Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and detecting poor IAQ.

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Playing with Fire

The problem with protecting K–12 and higher education environments is the realization that many bad actors come from within. And it can be hard to tell the difference between students with genuinely bad intent, and stupid teenagers just being stupid teenagers.

Extending the Perimeter on Campus Security and Safety

Campus security and safety are two of the many challenges facing colleges and universities nationwide. When we think about safety and security on campuses, one might immediately think of active shooter scenarios and prevention.

Dallas K–12 Districts Receive Violent Threats After Outlet Mall Shooting

Two Dallas school districts received threats of violence recently following a shooting at Allen Premium Outlets over the weekend in Dallas, Texas, according to local news.

IDIS, APEX Join to Install Solutions in Two UK High Schools

Video surveillance manufacturer IDIS recently announced that it has installed its solutions in two large high schools in the United Kingdom, according to a news release.

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How Data-Driven Video is Helping Keep K–12 Students Safe

Faced with a near-overwhelming range of daunting issues in education today, school districts across the U.S. are challenged with creating optimal learning environments. And unfortunately, administrators must first work to provide their students with nutrition and a comfortable, secure, and safe environment.

Shooting at Oklahoma City College Kills One

One person is dead and the suspect is in custody after a shooting on Monday at Rose State College in Midwest City, Okla., according to national news.

Technology Integrations Are Producing Effective Results in Visitor Management

A visitor management system can help your corporate, educational, or municipal campus in many ways beyond the obvious ones.

Police: Ohio High-School Student Prevents Potential School Shooting

National news reports that a high-school student in Ohio has potentially prevented an active shooter incident at his school, said local officials.

Enhancing Parking Lot Emergency Communication with Intercoms and Emergency Towers

Parking lots and parking garages come with their own unique set of security challenges. Because parking structures are often quite large, void of many people, and usually located far away from a physical building, it’s more challenging to ensure the safety of users.

Shooting at Nashville Private School Kills 3 Students, 3 Adults

National news reports that a 28-year-old woman shot and killed three students and three adults at a private Christian school in Nashville, Tenn., on the morning of Monday, March 27, according to authorities. The Covenant School serves about 200 students in grades K–6.

Police: Denver High-School Student Shoots 2 Faculty Members

National news reports that on Wednesday, March 22, during a routine pat-down at a Denver high school, a male student shot two faculty members, according to school officials and local law enforcement.

Virtual Summit Poll Results: When is the Last Time You Updated Your Emergency Operations Plan?

In Session 2 of the Campus Security & Life Safety Virtual Summit, speakers Paul Timm and Kevin Wren spoke about security management planning in light of recent active shooter events in schools. They posed a question to the audience: “When is the last time you updated your Emergency Operations Plan?”

ESPN to Debut Documentary About 2018 Murder of Student Athlete

An investigative documentary about the 2018 murder of a University of Utah student athlete is set to premiere on ESPN+ on Tuesday, March 28, according to ESPN.

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    Today, Convergint celebrates its 23rd Annual Convergint Social Responsibility Day, as nearly 10,000 colleagues across 220 global locations have the opportunity to spend the workday giving back to their local communities. This year’s efforts have resulted in a total payroll donation of more than $3 million and more than $500,000 in labor and equipment donations from Convergint colleagues, partners, and families. Additionally, 400 colleagues and partners will help complete the company’s largest STEP Up project to-date for the Douglas County School District in Castle Rock, Colorado. Read Now

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    Campus Security Today is pleased to announce the 2024 Secure Campus Award winners. Twenty-six companies are being recognized this year for products that help keep education and business campuses safe. Read Now

  • 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

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