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Maryland K–12 District Selects AI Visual Gun Detection Solution

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) in La Plata, Md., recently announced that it has selected an AI visual gun detection solution to keep students, staff, and faculty safe against the backdrop of increasing active shooting incidents in schools, according to a news release.

End-to-End or Multi-Vendor Solutions? For Campuses, There are Benefits to Each.

End-to-End or Multi-Vendor Solutions? For Campuses, There are Benefits to Each.

As campuses prioritize security upgrades, many are looking to replace standalone technologies with systems that work together as a cohesive solution. While investigating options, decision-makers will ultimately reach a fork in the road.



PASS Guidelines Provide Advice on Safely Securing K–12 Schools

PASS Guidelines Provide Advice on Safely Securing K–12 Schools

As security professionals, we have an immense responsibility to protect people, places, and things across many different sectors. This responsibility feels especially crucial in K–12 schools. Fortifying them against emerging threats while still maintaining a nurturing learning environment is complex, challenging, and ever-evolving.

What Can Machine and Deep Learning Do for Campus Security?

What Can Machine and Deep Learning Do for Campus Security?

While we’re a long way away from true artificial intelligence (AI), thankfully, that hasn’t stopped the relentless marketing and hype about it in all areas of technology that see the promise of AI to make things faster, better, and smarter.

Risk Management Starts with Keys

Risk Management Starts with Keys

Campus safety is currently at the forefront of discussion within the security industry. With repeated, widely publicized incidents, it’s a topic that’s garnered calls for change across the nation and sparked ongoing debate.

Lessons Learned: How to Improve Facility Security with the Right Emergency Response System

Lessons Learned: How to Improve Facility Security with the Right Emergency Response System

Facility security has many facets, from protecting employees, assets, students, and visitors to avoiding cybersecurity threats and safeguarding institutional data.

This Has to Stop

I was in fifth grade in April 1999, when the Columbine shooting happened. I didn’t watch the news much, and the infinite information faucet of 24-hour news cycles and social media didn’t exist yet.

Michigan K–12 District Chooses Gun Detection Solution

The Crawford AuSable School District in Grayling, Mich., recently selected the A.I.-based gun detection solution from ZeroEyes to protect its community of four schools and more than 1,600 students, according to a news release.

Athena Security Debuts Healthcare Violence Reporting Software

Athena Security recently launched a new software that helps law enforcement officers report incidents and analyze data related to violence in healthcare facilities, according to a news release.

Texas K–12 District Invests in Unified Security Solution

The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (CFBISD) community has a rich history of investing in the school system. While the district had previously upgraded school buildings and security over the years, the CFBISD team knew it was time to re-assess and enhance safety measures.

Hanwha Techwin Undergoes Rebrand to Reflect Vision for the Future

Video surveillance company Hanwha Techwin recently announced that it has changed its name to Hanwha Vision, according to a company news release.

Utah Montessori School Keeps Every Child Safe with Axis Cameras and Milestone Video Technology

Milestone’s Open Platform Video Management System (VMS) is a stable, reliable choice, allowing school administrators and educators to focus on teaching without worrying about having to continually look after the software.

Metrasens Announces Progress in Hospital Security

Advanced detection safety and security systems provider Metrasens recently announced that more than 180 hospitals and healthcare centers in the United States have adopted its solutions within the last six months, according to a news release.

IPVideo Launches Sentry ERS Lockdown & Emergency Response System

IPVideo recently announced the launch of the Sentry ERS Lockdown and Emergency Response System, custom-built for use in schools and campus environments, according to a news release.

Arizona DoE Announces Plan for Armed Officers in Schools

The Arizona Department of Education recently announced plans to redirect funding from grants to place armed officers on every campus in the state, according to local news.

Michigan State University Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, 5 Injured

National news reports that a gunman killed three students and wounded five before taking his own life on Monday night on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Five Years Later: School Shootings Continue to Rise

Five years ago today, February 14, 2018, an expelled student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and fatally shot 14 students, 3 staff members, and injured 17. It became the deadliest high school shooting in United States history.

Singlewire Software Announces Acquisition of Visitor Aware

Singlewire Software recently announced that it has acquired Visitor Aware, a tool that adds visitor and student management functionality to the company’s existing suite of emergency notification and incident management solutions, according to a news release.

University of Missouri Receives $2M School Safety Grant

The University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., recently announced that it has received a $2-million grant from the Department of Justice to help schools around the state identify and avoid threats to student safety, according to a news release.

Oregon K–12 District Adopts ZeroEyes Gun Detection Platform

Klamath Falls City Schools in Klamath Falls, Oregon, recently announced its decision to implement ZeroEyes’ A.I.-based gun detection platform to improve campus safety district-wide, according to a news release.

i-PRO Moves Manufacturing Center to Japan

Intelligent surveillance and public safety solutions company i-PRO Americas Inc. recently announced that its manufacturing center has relocated from Cambodia to Japan, according to a news release.

RAD Announces ‘Bailey’s 5’ Campaign in Honor of Shooting Victims

Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc., and its subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) recently announced that it will extend its “Bailey’s Gift” initiative to include the “Bailey’s 5” campaign, according to a news release.

Shooting at Des Moines Charter School Leaves Two Students Dead

National news reports that two students were shot and killed at a Des Moines, Iowa, charter school on Monday afternoon.

Shooting on City Bus Injures Two Elementary-School Students, One Adult

A gunman’s assault on a Washington, D.C., city bus on Wednesday left three people injured, including two elementary-school-aged children travelling home from school, according to national news.

Mother of Uvalde Shooter Arrested in Domestic Violence Dispute

National news reports that the mother of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooter was arrested and faces accusations of threatening to kill the man she was living with.

Shooting at Va. Elementary School Injures One Teacher

A teacher at an elementary school in Newport News, Va., was shot on Friday, according to national news. She was transported to a local hospital, and the severity of her injuries has not yet been released.

Authorities: Texas Teenagers Planned School Shooting

Local news reports that several teenagers arrested in Donna, Texas, have admitted to planning a school shooting.

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.

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