Johnson Controls announced that its exacqVision video management system (VMS) now integrates with Databuoy Corporation’s ShotPoint acoustic gunshot detection and localization system to speed response time and heighten the decision-making process for local responders during active shooter situations.
ASIS International announced the agenda for its free Security Cares program, which will be held during its 63rd ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), Sept. 25-28 in Dallas, TX. This security education program for small/medium-sized businesses/institutions —including houses of worship, hospitals/clinics, schools, retailers, and restaurants, as well as community leaders, law enforcement, and first responders— will tap into the expertise of the more than 20,000 security professionals attending ASIS 2017 by offering free training on the fundamentals of security prevention and preparedness.
Intruder Defense Services, LLC (IDS) announces the release of Guard Safe™. Guard Safe allows existing staff the ability to respond pro-actively and quickly to an attack by an armed intruder. Research shows the average response time for law enforcement to arrive on scene in the U.S. is nearly eight minutes. In outlying or congested areas this time can be significantly longer. This time lapse between onset of an active shooter event and the arrival of police leaves a building and its inhabitants vulnerable for too long.
Guardly announces that its Enterprise E911 solution for smartphones can now be used to enable faster, more effective response during active shooter incidents. The solution is geared towards large private enterprises and uses indoor positioning and mobile apps to detect active shooters earlier, locate people and shooters indoors and streamline communication between people around the shooter and a security operations center.
In the wake of November’s deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to tighten security at the nation’s airports. The measure, introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), is named in honor of Gerardo Hernandez, the Transportation Security Administration screener who was shot to death Nov. 1 […]
While it’s not uncommon for some educators to voice concerns about unfunded state mandates, private school administrators are saying the requirements of the latest one won’t be too different from what they’re already doing. Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation on June 21 that requires the state’s 1,800 private schools to conduct annual drills to prepare […]
ELERTS Corporation, a leading provider of mobile communication for emergency response, and the ALICE Training Institute, the foremost active shooter response program, have entered into an exclusive agreement to improve response options during emergency events. ELERTS develops mobile security solutions for academic, corporate, hospital and mass transit systems. Leveraging the popularity of smartphones and the […]
ELERTS Corporation, a leader in emergency response communication, joins the Yarmouth Police Department and Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District in launching a comprehensive program that uses mobile technology to improve school security. ELERTS Lock It Down™ is a communication platform that lets school personnel use their smartphones to report threatening or suspicious activities directly to local […]
Yesterday’s tragic Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C., in which a gunman killed at least 12 people, will serve to keep active-shooter drills at the forefront of first responder agencies for months to come. Active shooter response is one of the many topics planned for the ASIS Int’l Seminar and Exhibits next week in Chicago. […]