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LenelS2 Launches “On the Safe Side” School Safety Program

Physical security solutions provider LenelS2 recently announced the launch of a new program that will assist families, schools, and communities in having productive conversations about school security. The company partnered with actor Chad Michael Murray and National PTA to create “On the Safe Side,” a series of resources intended to spur conversations about physical security and safety in schools.

Milestone Launches Grant Program for Security Projects Funding

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Milestone Launches Grant Program for Security Projects Funding

Milestone Systems is offering a new grant program to help education, healthcare, and non-profit organizations in the United States secure grants for purchasing security software and systems that they likely otherwise would not be able to afford. In addition, the program supports end customers throughout the entire grant process – from application to funding to management – assisting with a potentially overwhelming experience.



Metcalfe County Schools: Protecting Student Health and Wellbeing

According to a 2021 report prepared by Kentucky Incentives for Prevention, vaping rates among Kentucky students are higher than the national average, with 24% of seniors and 17% of sophomores reporting daily use.

Creating Safer Classrooms with Lockdown & Emergency Response Systems

Creating Safer Classrooms with Lockdown & Emergency Response Systems

Schools in the United States use a variety of emergency response systems, including lockdown procedures, fire alarms, and evacuation plans.

Unlocking School Safety: The Unknown Tool that 911 Says Could Change Everything

Unlocking School Safety: The Unknown Tool that 911 Says Could Change Everything

In 2022, there were 46 school shootings, which marked the highest number of such incidents since the tragic events at Columbine. These shootings have exacerbated the wave of violence facing our children.

Designing Safer Schools: Considerations for Increasing School Security

Designing Safer Schools: Considerations for Increasing School Security

School design is a complicated discipline, especially as more schools opt for increased protections against threats to life safety. Similar to sports arenas, shopping venues, theatres, hotels, and more, schools need to balance being accessible to the general public and providing occupant security.

Streamlining K–12 Safety and Security Grant Writing

Never at any point in history have parents, teachers, and staff had to worry so much about a child’s safety at school. Vandalism, bullying, fighting, and other volatile confrontations have long been troublesome concerns that many K–12 schools and local education agencies (LEA) have had to contend with.

Hybrid Access Control in Campus Environments

Hybrid Access Control in Campus Environments

Only a few years ago, the idea of moving to the cloud was met with guarded optimism. But today, the shift is becoming more of a reality. An increasing number of campus organizations, whether corporate or higher education, are starting cloud migrations.

Hospitals are Leveraging Video Technology for Improved Indoor Air Quality and Patient Satisfaction

Hospitals are Leveraging Video Technology for Improved Indoor Air Quality and Patient Satisfaction

One of the top concerns for hospitals is maintaining optimal Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and detecting poor IAQ.

Technology Integrations Are Producing Effective Results in Visitor Management

A visitor management system can help your corporate, educational, or municipal campus in many ways beyond the obvious ones.

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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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