May / June 2024

  • A Roadmap to Effective Campus Surveillance
  • Here's How Instructional Audio Can Play a Role in School Safety
  • Emerging Campus Access Control Solutions
  • How School Security Continues to Advance
  • The Role of Trusted Access Control and Identity Management


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A Roadmap to Effective Campus Surveillance

By Mike Rose

Whether working on a corporate or education campus, the video surveillance solution required to best protect it will vary vastly depending on location, application and specific security needs. Yet there are ways to segment a campus environment based on specific zones of protection to aid in the selection of the most suitable surveillance equipment for each area.


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How School Security Continues to Advance

By Guy Grace

For more than 30 years, I’ve been fully immersed in security operations in K-12 schools, including working in school safety in Littleton, Colorado during the attack at Columbine High School in 1999. That incident, coupled with those before and since, underscores the critical need for continued improvement in safety and security measures in our schools. Thankfully, ongoing advancements in security technology enable prompt response to critical threats as well as daily operational efficiency


Emerging Campus Access Control Solutions

By Tyler Webb

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.


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

By Shaun Fagan , Jason Gale

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.


The Role of Trusted Access Control and Identity Management

By Bruce Canal

The diverse and dynamic campus environments of modern post-secondary institutions rely on multiple systems and processes to ensure campus security and operational efficiency.


Survey Shows How K-12 Teachers View School Security

By Brent Dirks

Teachers are an unmistakably vital part of the K-12 school security equation. And survey results released by Pew Research in April help shine a new light on how teachers view school shooting and security.


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