Princeton Identity announced the deployment of its Biometric Conex, designed to assist customers with quick and accurate personnel authentication for campuses and facilities. The Conex is a 20-foot long standard shipping container outfitted with on-the-move facial, iris and fingerprint biometric capture technology, which can be operational in less than 24 hours. The first two containers will be shipped in October to government facilities.
SIA has named Guy M. Grace, Jr., as the 2018 recipient of the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award, an honor recognizing excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions. Grace, who chairs the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), serves as director of security and emergency planning for Littleton Public Schools (LPS) in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colorado. The award will be presented to Grace during SIA Honors Night on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in New York City.
Sielox LLC and Allegion have partnered to provide a unique and powerful solution designed to increase perimeter security at K-12 schools. Utilizing the Sielox Pinnacle™ Access Control Platform and 1700 Intelligent Controllers, K-12 schools can seamlessly integrate the Remote Undogging (RU) and Remote Monitoring (RM) options available with Allegion’s Von Duprin® and Schlage® wireless locks from a centralized location, reducing overall costs for additional network cabling while increasing overall situational awareness and security with comprehensive lockdown capabilities.
Sielox LLC is featuring its award-winning Sielox CLASS™ (Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System) Emergency Notification and Response Solution here at GSX 2018 in booth #3914. CLASS dramatically improves emergency notification and response capabilities, saving time and potentially saving lives. Initially designed for the education market, CLASS is also proving to be a highly effective resource for corporate campuses, hospitals and large facilities across a range of markets to manage all hazards, including threatening situations, inclement weather and more.
Sielox LLC entered unchartered waters when company management made the decision to take its innovative approach to access control for commercial and industrial applications and apply it towards the development of a new and more efficient means of emergency notification and protection for the K-12 market. The result of this important work was the release of its groundbreaking CLASS™ (Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System) product in 2014.
Convergint Technologies announced the integration of PASS safety standards for K-12 schools served by the worldwide systems integrator’s STEP Up program. The STEP Up program —standing for secure, train, educate and protect— launched June 8 as part of Convergint’s annual social responsibility day. Via STEP Up, Convergint provides security upgrades to underserved K-12 schools across the country.
Pinecrest police officers now receive roll call briefing information via a web-based application – an initiative that uses technology to better relate to the incoming workforce and increase efficiency. Technology has touched most police procedures, but one that has not changed much in 40 years is the roll call briefing. Police Chief Samuel Ceballos, Jr. presented the virtual roll call idea to the Florida International University School of Computing and Information Sciences senior class. He proposed they develop the digital solution for their Capstone Project, and they accepted the challenge.
While video is critical to the security of K-12 schools and universities to help detect threats and investigate incidents, it is increasingly becoming a critical tool beyond protecting students, faculty, staff and assets. Going further than simply gathering footage, educational facilities are beginning to see the value in adding intelligent video software, such as analytics, to their arsenal. This results in an innovative approach to not only security, but also operations within a school.
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.
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.