Physical Security


Ohio School District Strives for Safety through School Bus Seat Belts

Ohio School District Strives for Safety through School Bus Seat Belts

Two new buses might not seem exciting to some, but Avon Lake Schools’ new buses are special — they have added safety features including over-the-shoulder seat belts, disc brakes, a rearview camera, and a tank that runs on gasoline.

Gov. Wolf Signing Bill Regulating and Clarifying Armed School Security

Gov. Wolf Signing Bill Regulating and Clarifying Armed School Security

Gov. Tom Wolf is signing legislation that will give school districts and private schools more options as to who they can hire as armed security guards. Teachers cannot be considered security personnel under the legislation.



New Law allows Stun Guns on Iowa Public University and Community College Campuses

New Law allows Stun Guns on Iowa Public University and Community College Campuses

This new law will allow anyone, except felons, to carry a stun gun on Iowa’s public university or community college properties.

New York School District to Receive $10,000 in School Security Aid

New York School District to Receive 10000 in School Security Aid

Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District has been looking for ways to improve their security for years. Now, they will receive $10,000 to enhance their security, which will be used to add security cameras and monitors to the buildings and parking lots.

Fayette County Public Schools to Add New Security Measures

Fayette County Public Schools to Add New Security Measures

Fayette County Public Schools will add three new security features for the 2019-2020 year. The features include security vestibules, a visitor management system, and a bus stop mobile application.

Arkansas School Continues to Improve Security

Arkansas School Continues to Improve Security

Green Forest School District in Green Forest, Ark., continues to take security seriously following last year’s security and safety audit.

University of Florida to Spend $30 Million on Safety Plan

University of Florida to Spend $30 Million on Safety Plan

The University of Florida is implementing a new safety and security plan, which will cost the university about $30 million over the next five years.

Michigan District Plans Safety Upgrades for Middle/High School Building

Michigan District Plans Safety Upgrades for Middle/High School Building

Manistee Area Public Schools plans to spend $150,000 of general fund money to improve security at the entrance of Manistee Middle/High School.

Montana District Updating School Security Measures

Montana District Updating Elementary School Security Measures

Butte, Mont., school administrators are making changes to elementary school campuses to update security and protect students.

Wisconsin District Plans Security Updates for the 2019-2020 School Year

Wisconsin District Plans Security Updates for the 2019-2020 School Year

The Madison Metropolitan School District plans to add security updates such as cameras, a new phone system and classroom door locks for the upcoming school year.

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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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