A key portion of the Why Education Security Graduated to PSIM Technology webinar focuses on educating viewers about what exactly PSIM or physical security information management software is and how it can connect multiple devices and multiple systems through one user interface.
One manufacturer recently announced a program, which will provide free video management software licenses to local police or law enforcement agencies that are responsible for securing K-12 districts or preschool facilities.
When it comes to integrating technologies, policies and procedures for K-12 and college organizations, the class acts are those that best know the classrooms, campus threats, security solutions, stakeholders, infrastructures, budgets and culture all wrapped inside these “micro-communities.”
Unfortunately, the makings of an active shooter situation arise almost every day. Just weeks ago, for example, a 16-year-old student from Dysart High School of El Mirage, Ariz., was arrested for carrying a loaded .25-caliber handgun to school and for making threats to a 14-year-old student, according to a report from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
Especially in K-12 environments and in certain locations or situations within higher education, the ways that staff and security manage visitors can make a crucial difference, according to Patrick V. Fiel Sr., a recognized national campus security expert.
Schools, businesses and enterprises across the world have experienced a paradigm shift since the terrorist attacks on Paris and Belgium. As active shooters and terrorists get more creative in choosing and evaluating softer targets, security leaders are striving to keep their enterprises safe and alert without damaging the culture.