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.
Much of the discourse around campus security—especially active shooter scenarios—revolves around making it as easy as possible for teachers and students to trigger an alarm in the event of an emergency.
Most schools and universities have video surveillance systems installed to protect students, teachers, and staff. However, it may be surprising to know that many of these systems are woefully inadequate for the critical tasks they are expected to perform.
Schools in the United States use a variety of emergency response systems, including lockdown procedures, fire alarms, and evacuation plans.
From kindergarten through university, fire sprinkler systems play an important role in keeping students and staff safe in the event of a fire. Fire sprinklers are critical to protecting people and property because they prevent a fire from spreading before fire crews arrive.
Campus environments come in many shapes and forms: universities, hospitals, corporate, military bases, or even airports—but they may all share common challenges when it comes to parking.