Campus Security

School Security The Focus Of ASIS International 2018 Security Cares Program

ASIS International announced the educational line-up for this year’s free Security Cares community security education program, which will be held during Global Security Exchange (GSX), Sept. 23-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In the first year of its rebrand following a 63-year history as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, GSX, the security industry’s flagship event, is expected to attract 550 exhibitors and more than 20,000 operational and cyber security professionals for the world’s most comprehensive security event.

Poll Finds That Parents Want Bulletproof Equipment, Trained Professionals in Schools

Nearly three in four (74%) parents are concerned about possible shootings at their children’s school this year, according to a nationwide survey of 1,000 U.S. parents of students in grades K-12 by Wakefield Research for Hardwire. The research revealed that most parents want safer schools by way of bulletproof protective equipment (95%) and trained security professionals (89%); in fact, nearly 1 in 5 parents have already purchased bulletproof backpacks, clipboards or other gear for their kids, with the number jumping to 25% for Millennial parents.

Schools and Police Combine Efforts with Valerus

Vicon Industries announced that Louisa County Public Schools, in Northern Virginia, has completed installation of a district-wide Vicon Valerus video management solution that encompasses its six school buildings and connects nearly 400 cameras. The system includes multiple application servers and NVRs running Valerus VMS software, as well as a wide range of Vicon IP megapixel camera models. The district has opted to share camera access with the Louisa County Sheriff’s Department, whose officers can use iPads and smartphones to immediately call up video through the Valerus VMS interface in case of an emergency.

Sonitrol Of Lexington And Bates Security Partner With 3xLOGIC On Video Surveillance Project

3xLOGIC announced that Frederick Douglass High School (FDHS) has deployed a highly-successful video surveillance installation that helps ensure two points of alarm verification to sharply reduce false alarms. In the summer of 2017, Sonitrol of Lexington and Bates Security completed one of the companies’ most innovative installations. The project includes verified audio detection, verified video, and an advanced access control system. FDHS, located in Lexington, KY, comprises 350,000+ sq. ft. with over 90 staff and hundreds of students.

Capticast Enhances School Safety With Interactive Video Solution

Capticast SVT, the first solution enabling security video clips to be manipulated for closer examination, annotated and shared to users’ mobile devices, is now available for use in school settings for rapid response to emergency situations. The software integrates with existing video management systems, runs on any current PC, utilizes a 30” or larger touchscreen for interactive display, and includes secure live chat for real-time communication during incidents.

New Attack-Resistant Solutions From ASSA ABLOY For School Security

Security professionals working to provide the appropriate level of security and safety at our nation’s schools need not just the right training but also the correct products. To provide the most robust product offerings for schools, ASSA ABLOY has partnered with School Guard Glass to develop complete attack-resistant door openings that comply with the 5-aa10 test standards recommended by the FBI’s Active Shooter Report. The openings will be on display at the ASSA ABLOY booth at ALOA 2018.

Capticast Enhances School Safety With Interactive Video Solution

Capticast SVT, the first solution enabling security video clips to be manipulated for closer examination, annotated and shared to users’ mobile devices, is now available for use in school settings for rapid response to emergency situations. The software integrates with existing video management systems, runs on any current PC, utilizes a 30” or larger touchscreen for interactive display, and includes secure live chat for real-time communication during incidents.

Patriot One Finalizes International Threat Detection Testing Plans At UND

Patriot One Technologies is pleased to announce plans to develop international Threat Detection Testing at University of North Dakota (UND) main campus in Grand Forks. The initiative was led by Patriot One and UND campus Chief of Police, Eric Plummer. Chief Plummer traveled to Kelowna, B.C. to tour Patriot One’s new development and testing center, as well as to finalize implementation plans for the UND Threat Detection Testing. The University of North Dakota is a public research campus that offers 224 fields of study; including: aviation and aerospace at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

Real Talk About School Security

It’s graduation time for high-schoolers and college students alike. The streets here are awash in young people in suits, prom dresses, and graduation garb. I love to see those fresh faces full of excitement, and a little apprehension, about the future. But it is not lost on me that, in response to recent events, while so many young people are experiencing this important rite of passage, many of us are having —or not having— difficult conversations about school safety. For anyone avoiding the conversation, it might help to know what the research about gun violence in schools is telling us. The current debate around school safety is centered on mass shootings. But research to be published later this year by Professor James Alan Fox and doctoral student Emma Fridel shows that mass school shootings are rare events. They have found that, on average, mass murders in the U.S. occur between 20 and 30 times per year while, on average, only about one of those incidents takes place at a school.

ASSA ABLOY Provides Affordable And Efficient Solutions For K-12 Access Control Upgrades

As students and teachers celebrate the end of the school year, facility managers prepare for possible security upgrades during summer break. Adams Rite, Alarm Controls and ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware (HES, Securitron) offer the broadest range of access control retrofit products to meet the challenges facing K-12 facility managers including time and budget. Building an ideal learning environment requires a careful balance of security and safety. ASSA ABLOY offers opening solutions that address both code requirements and student needs that drive facility design.