January / February 2022
- CLERY ACT
- PHYSICAL IDENTITY & ACCESS MANAGEMENT
- BALANCING FIRE SAFETY & COVID PROTECTION
- SMART ACCESS: THE NEXT SECURITY REVOLUTION?
- ACCOUNTABILITY STARTS AT HOME
Current campus safety concerns include threats of terrorism, mass shootings, the pandemic, stalking, student mental health, assault and more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new level of mindfulness to basic hygiene practices. We’ve all become accustomed to washing our hands more frequently, as well as carrying around a bottle of hand sanitizer while we’re on the go.
Despite the best efforts of K–12 leaders, violence can occur at any time and in any school setting. An effective crisis response and communications plan can mitigate the threat of injury or death during such an occurrence.
The invention of the automobile made land travel faster and easier. The next step was to make it more organized and efficient, a task that is never completed.
Can you imagine a day without your mobile phone? Most of us have done away with traditional alarm clocks and physical calendars in favor of mobile alternatives, replaced unnecessary in-person meetings with efficient video calls and so much more.
The University of Mississippi, commonly referred to as Ole Miss, is a public research university in the town of Oxford, Miss. It is the state’s largest university by enrollment, and it is known as Mississippi’s flagship university.
The human brain doesn’t reach full maturity until around age 25. High school and college students may have bodies that resemble young adults, but there’s sometimes a disconnect between their physical appearance and behavior.
I was one of those college seniors without a clear plan of what I wanted to do next. To make matters worse, this was 2010, about a year and a half into the Great Recession.
Smart access and automated entry could become a common feature of smart-building infrastructure over the next five years. This is due to smart credentials and contactless technology enhancing how people enter buildings and grant access.
I have always subscribed to the motto, “Proper Planning Prevents Panic.” This is never more evident than during actual emergencies.
The pandemic significantly accelerated the worldwide digital transformation we see across various markets. Fortunately, this transformation has also made way for innovative products that have reduced the need for physical devices and in-person contact.
Whether you’re responsible for the security of an office campus, college campus or office complex, one thing is for sure: Ensuring employees, students and visitors can move through the building without unnecessary barriers or delay is a must.
Antiquated methods for tracking visitors on a school campus can create added risk for staff and students. With one million registered sex offenders in the United States, schools that rely on handwritten visitor logs are putting their students and staff at risk.