Aiphone released “Best Practices for Keeping Students Safe: A Guide to Campus Security”, an eBook providing public and private K-12, college and university campus administrators with proven best practices for protecting an entire campus population. The free 31-page eBook looks at current technologies, policies and procedures required to handle a variety of security challenges. It includes interactive checklists to prepare for new security projects and for choosing a security integrator.
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.
Code Blue Corporation renews its partnership with the Clery Center as a sponsor for Jeanne Clery Act Training events and during National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM). The Clery Center regularly hosts Clery Act training around the country, providing its members with exclusive services, expertise, resources and customized campus assessments.
The Campus Security Coalition, a networking group focused on spearheading discussion about security and safety at educational facilities, has launched to bring together school leaders and aligned stakeholders, and propel discussion about how to better address threats, further strengthen security efforts and achieve more proactive intelligence efforts. Faced with the growing threats of violence, vandalism, and attacks modern school systems are challenged with ensuring a safe, open environment while protecting infrastructure and assets. Continued budget restraints often limit the availability of new investment dollars for security expansions and continued plan assessments. Over the coming year, the Campus Security Coalition will seek to assist schools by partnering with leading technology vendors and installers to provide the tools and services necessary to strengthen situational awareness and security efforts.
Panasonic, a leading provider of advanced mobile technology and video evidence solutions for the government and public sector, announced that it has been officially awarded a contract for Arbitrator Body-Worn Cameras (BWC) from Rutgers University, New Jersey’s largest institution of higher learning. With the rollout scheduled for completion in 2016, officers are already patrolling campuses in Camden, New Brunswick, Piscataway, and Newark with the equipment. In addition, the NJ cities of Long Branch, Asbury Park and Rutherford started to roll out Panasonic body-worn cameras this past summer. In South Carolina, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is deploying 300 Arbitrator 360 in-car video systems.
Lexington School District One serves more than 24,000 students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. With more than 3,550 employees, the district occupies 48 percent of the Lexington County’s 750 square miles and is one of the county’s major employers. During the past 10 years, Lexington One has grown by an average of 513 new students per year, and the district remains one of the fastest-growing school districts in South Carolina. To keep up with growth, Lexington One has built 10 new schools since 2003.
Video Insight VMS will unveil its latest version of VI Monitor v6 —which includes MonitorCastEDU, an access control product designed specifically for the multi-campus education market— at the upcoming ASIS 2014 conference in Atlanta. This latest version of VI Monitor v6 is designed to provide K-12 schools and universities the necessary access control features needed to enhance day-to-day security without adding additional cost.
Most Dallas-area educators won’t be armed this school year despite a new state law that allows concealed handguns on school campuses. For the most part, school district police departments have focused on ramping up current campus security —fortifying doors and installing more cameras— instead of arming teachers. Argyle ISD, in southwest Denton County, has approved […]
Georgia State University (GSU) is centered in historic downtown Atlanta. Its urban surroundings provide approximately 32,000 students with a distinguished education, as well as access to the city’s government, culture, and business organizations. The University is considered a commuter school with 61 percent of first-year students living on campus and 17 percent of all undergraduates […]
Allegion Educates School Administrators On Value Of Proven Campus Security Solutions. With Safe School Week Message: Avenues Available to Fund Door Hardware Upgrades to Better Protect Teachers and Students. Allegion PLC (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, is celebrating this year’s Safe School Week (October 19-25) by encouraging its security/architect […]
ASSA ABLOY will partner with Adirondack Solutions to launch a range of solutions geared toward student life. The partnership marks an integration between ASSA ABLOY’s PERSONA Campus software and Adirondack’s suite of campus life services. The resulting services coordinate security and electronic access control functions using Adirondack’s housing, parking administration, conference coordination, and data interfacing […]
Allegion PLC (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, today announced that Texas Christian University (TCU) partnered with Allegion to help enhance security for its students by installing Schlage electronic locks in new residence halls and upgrading access control in existing buildings. A major factor in deciding on the lock selection […]
Prophecy Sign: The future global surveillance/police state Governments have become enamoured with the thought of spying on every single person in their sphere of influence. National governments eaves drop on every form of digital communication, (even to the point of dropping in and recording video conversations ), of nearly every citizen in their respective nations. Whereas cities and a variety of government funded organizations, (universities and schools), have decided to keep a watch on you by installing an Orwellian spy camera grid system. Toss in the requirement of trackable ID’s, (biometric ID cards), and you have the makings of a society that will pretty much give itself over to the authority of a one world governmental system, headed by a global world leader, (Antichrist). Tenn. State University Requires Students to Wear Trackable IDs http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/372240/tenn-state-university-requires-students-wear-trackable-ids-alec-torres Police Pushing Access to Security Cameras Inside Public Schools It’s not enough the Austin Police Department has surveillance cameras mounted in nearly every corner of the city. Police are now pushing to gain access to security cameras inside Austin Independent School District public schools. The move comes as the department announces a sprawling surveillance rollout that hopes to add a myriad of cameras to city streets. Predictably, APD purports its efforts will make Austin schools safer. The department already has 39 HALO (High Activity Location Observation) cameras installed throughout Austin , which surreptitiously monitor in real time Austin residents’ mundane routines. But that’s not enough. http://www.infowars.com/austin-police-to-implement-mass-surveillance-of-school-children/ Michigan Township To Put Cameras ‘In Every Neighborhood’ Officials […]
Comment Comment Print Print Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Share Digg Del.icio.us StumbleUpon Bookmark Public Safety By Kelly Ng | 21 February 2014 | Views: 616 The Academy of Art University in San Francisco USA, with over 18,000 students, has implemented a new scaleable access control platform to increase campus safety and security, reduce theft, and improve campus experience. The University needed a centralised security system that manages access to its buildings spread across the campus that house expensive equipment and high-value student work. The solution also had to support future expansion and enhancement. According to Campus Safety Director Mike Petricca, the selected access control system by HID met both their needs for security and scaleability based on an open architecture that could support multiple card technologies and future enhancements. Through a single centralised system, students use ID cards to unlock doors easily, doing away with metal keys. The system also provides the security team with reports that will help them make better decisions on security policies and operations. The simplified credential issuance and management meant that the University can automatically turn cards off and on between semesters or permanently disable identities after resignation or failure to re-enroll, thus enhancing campus security. “HID Global’s iCLASS SE platform has made our campus more safe and secure, while enabling cardholders to do more than just open doors with their ID cards, including making purchases using the university’s debit program for meals and cashless vending, and gaining access to athletic events,” said Petricca. In future, the University has the option of provisioning […]
Holy Cross officials have recently confirmed that a number of cameras will be installed on campus in the coming months. Although these cameras are intended to bolster security, Robert Hart, Chief Director of Public Safety, announced at a recent SGA meeting that they should not be considered “surveillance” devices. He stated that the cameras will not be used to consistently monitor students; rather, they will be utilized on a case-by-case basis when troubling incidents occur. Public safety will have access to the recordings, but they will only examine them when they feel it is warranted. The cameras will also tape over themselves after a certain span of time, so the material they capture will not be retained indefinitely. This information is sure to come as a relief to Holy Cross students, some of whom are understandably anxious about this new measure. It should be noted that there are already some cameras on campus, including in Hogan, the computer rooms, and by a loading dock. More importantly, students should note that cameras will not be installed in any “private” areas in the residence halls, including hallways, study rooms, or common areas. Instead, they will be placed in public access areas such as dorm entrances and near freshmen field. These high-traffic places will be monitored solely for safety reasons, particularly so suspicious individuals or concerning activity can be observed. However, as Chief Hart has consistently maintained, these cameras will not be watched constantly; they will only be referred to […]
College leaders say that whenever an incident happens, they try to dig deeper into how they could have responded better, and what could have been done to prevent the situation. “> <p>College leaders say that whenever an incident happens, they try to dig deeper into how they could have responded better, and what could have been done to prevent the situation.</p> GRAND TRAVERSE CO. — The staff at Northwestern Michigan College are working hard to continue keeping their students safe after a recent stabbing took place on an on-campus apartment. College leaders say that whenever an incident happens, they try to dig deeper into how they could have responded better, and what could have been done to prevent the situation. "When students come here we want them to be worried about school stuff, studying for tests," said Andy Dolan, Executive Director of NMC Public Relations and Marketing. "We don’t want them to worry about their safety." One of the improvements they’ve made over the years includes the addition of an emergency phone system. 52 phones have been installed ‘throughout the main campus, and off-campus locations and can be spotted with their blue lights. With the touch of a button, students are connected to campus security who can come and assist them when they feel they are in danger. The college also uses an emergency alert system through text message, email, and by classroom phones that alert students and staff to emergencies. Most recently, the campus has added locks to […]
Robin Zielinski Sun-News Many of the O LAS CRUCES >> When authorities recovered electronics stolen during a summer burglary at New Mexico State University, they credited a set of clear surveillance images. Captured by security cameras at O’Donnell Hall, the photos went from police to Crime Stoppers to the public. Several tipsters in the community quickly recognized the three young men accused of nabbing a computer and digital projector worth about $2,100, leading police to the items and suspects. But such helpful evidence isn’t always available — sometimes it’s bad luck, sometimes it’s an equipment problem. Robin Zielinski Sun-News John Bazan, New Mexico State University College of Education computer support technician, shows a program on Thursday A lack of uniformity, and sometimes quality, in surveillance equipment throughout NMSU’s vast campus hinders some criminal investigations, officials said. It’s an issue that has developed over the course of several years from a combination of factors, and one that school personnel are working to change. "Standardization is the key," said Lt. Lyn Hodges of the NMSU Police Department. Hodges, a veteran investigator, added that surveillance cameras aren’t an "end all, do all" crime solver, but they play a "huge" role. NMSU officials are hoping that a security camera policy passed by the school’s Board of Regents last May will help make that equipment even more effective. There are about 200 surveillance cameras in use throughout buildings at NMSU, according to a note on an earlier draft of the policy. "Over a lot […]
A University of British Columbia student studies under fall foliage on the campus in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday October 30, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck ORG XMIT: VCRD114 VANCOUVER — The University of B.C. is considering installing closed circuit cameras in public areas, but won’t do so until a report on campus security is completed next year. An interim report — which won’t be available until late January at the earliest — is part of an initiative to investigate the level of security at UBC after six women were attacked on the Vancouver campus. Lucie McNeill, UBC’s director of public affairs, said Friday that Barry Eccleton, director of campus security, is heading up the task force, which is examining the possibility of cameras along with several other safety measures. Eccleton will be making recommendations in a report to President Stephen Toope. McNeill said the president wouldn’t be making any move regarding security cameras without further consultation with the campus community because of concerns around privacy and civil liberties. "It’s not something he, by fiat, would impose," she said. "There would be some consultation." Since April, there have been six sexual assaults on women on campus. The six attacks occurred April 19, May 19, Sept. 28, Oct. 13, Oct. 19 and Oct. 27. According to a description released by the RCMP, the suspect is Caucasian with slightly dark, tanned or olive skin, in his mid to late 20s, between 1.73 m (5’8") and 1.87 m (6’2"), with a thin build […]
School security has become more of a priority — especially for students and parents — in light of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn. Almost four months before Sandy Hook, gunfire rang out at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County, leaving one student in the hospital and another behind bars. Mobile users tap here for video. It was Aug. 26, 2012, on the first day of school when police said a Perry Hall student fired the shot that hit his classmate in the school’s cafeteria. The incident brought about a number of changes in and outside of county school buildings, from metal detectors to an increased police presence to adding new security cameras. Already, students from across the district have taken notice. "In the office, they check your ID and they have precautions such as that, but there’s still also the chance that it can happen anywhere," said Isabelle Nowicki-Butschky, a student. The county promoted Dale Rauenzahn to a newly created position as executive director of school safety and security. "All schools have camera systems, all schools have a visitor system, so we are tightening it up so it’s not a phase-in anymore. We do it very quickly and make sure all schools have the same protections across the board," Rauenzahn said. "You had the Perry Hall situation and then not long after that, you had Sandy Hook. How did that change what you had to do?" WBAL-TV 11 News Education Alert reporter Tim […]
Updated: 11/12/2013 10:48 PM Created: 11/12/2013 10:45 PM KSTP.com By: Tim Sherno Following an attempted robbery at gunpoint on the University of Minnesota campus, University President Eric Kahler promised additional measures to ensure the safety of students and faculty. In the letter, Kaler says the University will allocate additional resources to put more police foot and bicycle patrols on or near campus, continue working with Minneapolis police and the Gopher Chauffeur escort program. Kaler says the University is safe, the campus is open to the public and is therefore vulnerable. He said the University will also add to 1700 security cameras already installed on campus. On Monday, a man approached a woman in Anderson Hall, a classroom building on the West Bank campus in Minneapolis, and showed her a gun before demanding her backpack and then fleeing. He remained at large on Tuesday.