Physical Security


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.



Minnesota Schools Implement Bullet-Resistant Products from SafeWood Designs

K–12 districts in Minnesota are reviewing products from SafeWood Designs, which manufactures bullet-resistant products—including doors, wall panels, hardware systems, furniture, and even whiteboards—for schools.

Active Shooter

Let’s not have a repeat of the recent school shooting at Robb Elementary School

School administrators, public officials, and law enforcement need to act immediately to prevent the recent tragedy in Uvalde from happening again in our schools.

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.

Officer, Student Taken to Hospital After High-School “Brawl”

A fight at North Forney High School in Forney, Texas, on Monday afternoon sent a teen suspect and an officer to the hospital, local news reports.

Managing Campus Doors

Managing Campus Doors

Looking ahead to 2022, there are many things we are happy to say goodbye to. However, as with everything in life, there is always so much to learn from every experience – good or bad.

A Hybrid Approach

A Hybrid Approach

CCSD 89 employs 350 people working in six locations, including four elementary schools, one middle school, and one administrative building for Registration and Human Resources. The buildings used to have traditional analog cameras and DVRs running on coaxial cables, but the district recently made the decision to upgrade its system.

Survey Results Rank Safety, Security as Top Priorities for Education Facilities

According to the results of a new survey from Honeywell Building Technologies, 93% of schools reported an emergency incident due to an infrastructure malfunction within the last year.

IDIS Shows Best Value Video at TASA Conference

Benefits of IDIS end-to-end solutions highlighted for schools and colleges

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  • 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

  • Emerging Campus Access Control Solutions

    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

  • Here’s How Instructional Audio Can Play a Key Role in School Safety

    Ensuring the safety of students and employees is critical in today’s educational environment. While the threat of a school shooting is in the back of everyone’s mind, the truth is there are many possible scenarios that could crop up at any time in classrooms, hallways, and other school spaces—from fights or altercations to a sick child or staff member who requires emergency attention. Read Now

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