The world of physical security has undergone seismic changes in the last 10 years in video, analytics, and the utilization of security technologies for business intelligence. Technology that once was considered science fiction has now become a reality. In the education market, these technologies have come at a very opportune time with constrained budgets, administrative staff reductions, and tragic incidents requiring lockdowns and video observations reaching an all-time high. One of the greatest advancements that has come to market during this time has been cloud-based access control.
Vicon announced that Guyette Communications, of Plymouth, PA, has completed installation of a district-wide Vicon Valerus video management solution (VMS) for the Delaware Valley School District. The system spans seven schools and surrounding campuses and includes approximately 400 Vicon megapixel cameras, multiple application servers, and NVRs running Valerus VMS software.
With the start of a new school year, it is an excellent opportunity for school districts to review their campus security. With students and staff returning to school, now is the time to review the performance of security and safety changes made over the summer. It also presents an opportunity to seek out and identify additional upgrades or modifications with the full knowledge of how the facility is being used. With this real-world stress test taking place as the first school bell tolls, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions has compiled its list of resources for school districts.
The lack of video security around ASU’s Tempe campus was exposed on Wednesday, December 7, when a knife-wielding man held a faculty member in her third-floor office in the Language and Literature building before releasing her unharmed. The suspect remains at large. ASU police spokeswoman Katy Harris confirmed on Monday that no video evidence of the man was captured, either inside or outside of the building.
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced that in order to maintain an appropriate, safe environment for its educational community, Universidad TECMILENIO has implemented a multi-campus, perimeter security project that enables the institution to offer secure yet convenient pedestrian access to its campuses from adjacent parking lots.
CriticalArc reports that the University of South Australia (UniSA) has improved on-campus safety and security for 34,000 students and staff with the successful implementation of its innovative SafeZone™ distributed command and control solution. UniSA selected SafeZone to enhance safety while reducing costs across six disparate campuses, from inner-city urban environments to outback locations dispersed across 800kms.
CriticalArc announced that Northumbria University has rolled out its revolutionary distributed command and control solution, SafeZone. The University selected SafeZone to enhance staff and student safety while reducing costs through increasing the efficiency of everyday security operations across its six campuses. Through unparalleled situational awareness, SafeZone enables the University’s security team to coordinate its response to incidents quickly and efficiently.
While the neighborhood isn’t exactly as dangerous as the post-apocalyptic landscape Robocop patrolled in future Detroit, Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus is getting its own security robots.
The new, five-foot-tall bulletheaded robots, looking something between a cross from R2D2 from Star Wars and EVE from Disney’s WALL-E, are packed with scanners and cameras to keep an eye on the Microsoft campus.
The roster of people flowing in and out of campus buildings changes frequently. New students come in, others graduate. Adjunct faculty and visiting scholars join the campus for a limited time; corporate partners and parents stop over for a day. Giving everyone access to the appropriate buildings is a challenge that’s compounded when a mix of security cameras, surveillance systems and other security devices have been installed independently. However, feeds from various devices can be integrated and delivered to safety personnel, who can view and connect security-related events. Additionally, security actions—such as turning on a video camera when unauthorized building access is being attempted—can be automated with security information management software.
Smarter Security, Inc., provider of premium, innovative entrance control and outdoor security solutions, today announced a top oil and gas company selected Fastlane Glassgate(r) 400 optical turnstiles to secure office buildings on a corporate campus. Revolving doors were in the original plans for the building entries but the compelling advantages of and the customer’s experience with Glassgate 400 led to the revision and ultimate order for Smarter Security. This is the fifth and largest order of Fastlane turnstiles from this customer.
Sielox LLC announces the deployment of Sielox Class™ Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System at Onslow County School District in North Carolina, Floyd County School District in Georgia and at Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Arizona. Sielox Class provides real-time classroom status, updates and notifications to administrators and first responders through the use of interactive floor plans, email and text messaging to assist in making split-second decisions.
CriticalArc announced a revamped identity along with significant new SafeZone product features. The rebranding follows a period of expansion for the Australian-based security technology business, in particular across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The rebranding also includes a new website using the new visual identity. The refreshed branding reflects the evolving functionality of CriticalArc’s SafeZone and the increasing demand for cost-effective distributed command and control solutions, driven by the need of large and multi-site organisations to improve their response to critical and everyday incidents, optimise security operations, and protect staff as well as physical assets.
Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) and network cameras from Axis Communications are helping all of the campus locations for the University of the West of Scotland to more efficiently manage security through one unified surveillance solution, designed, delivered and maintained by Boston Networks.
Administrators at the University of Georgia have implemented PIN entry to access all buildings on its Athens campus, replacing the previous hand geometry biometrics system, according to a report by CR80 News. Previously, students would place their hands over a biometric reader to gain access to dormitories, dining halls, and exercise facilities. The new system […]
MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project at Leeds City College to secure access to critical data centres and communication rooms across multiple sites. On 1st April 2009, Leeds City College was formed following the merger of three of the city’s renowned colleges; Leeds […]
Lawyers representing Seattle Pacific University and as many as 30 students or others connected to the June 5 campus shooting filed a lawsuit asking the judge to block the release of surveillance video of the crime scene captured by the school’s security cameras. The unnamed parties are all either victims or witnesses of the shooting. […]
Bay County, MI, supervisor of buildings and grounds, gestures to where a camera will likely be installed on the Incident Command Center at the Bay County fairgrounds. Aging equipment and recent theft have led county officials to seek funding for new security cameras in two parts of the Bay County Fairgrounds complex. Debra Russell, director […]
Car theft is one of the most frequently committed felonies at Cal State Long Beach, according to the university’s CLERY Report on Crime Statistics; however, parking structures are the most targeted locations on campus and have the least amount of surveillance cameras. Currently, no cameras are monitoring parking structures two or three. Coverage of parking […]
[Research Note from Justin Siller, manager of the security and building technologies group at IHS Inc.] Despite traditionally being slow to use new technologies, the fire market is starting to see increased interest in wireless and IP (Internet Protocol)-enabled products. Wireless products have typically been used in specific applications where wiring is difficult such as […]
An increased need for the safety of students and staff has caused school systems around the United States to examine their security equipment and protocols. In doing so, most schools are finding that they need to enhance their security efforts by leveraging the dynamic duo of video and audio surveillance. Nowadays, video surveillance is not […]