In today’s volatile landscape where school shootings are unceasingly making headlines, many school officials are looking for ways to increase safety and security on their own campuses. The Houston Independent School District is no exception. As the largest school district in Texas and the seventh largest in the United States, it serves about 209,000 students across 280 campuses.
How Hendricks Regional Health's Security Team Went from 99% Paper to 95% Paperless
January 25, 2019
When Steven Wagner joined Indiana-based Hendricks Regional Health, the department was run on 99-percent paper, with no electronic method of tracking security officers’ activity or sharing information across shifts except for a sporadically updated blog without a search function.
With school bomb threats, terrorist attacks, and other violent acts reported worldwide, government officials are making improvements to the security of their facilities. In fact, fragment retention and blast mitigation strategies are high on the priority list.
Colleges and Universities take matters of campus security very seriously. Every campus has a significant number of blue light/emergency phones located around the school property. Some of these phone locations also include security cameras that allow the caller to be seen by someone at the response center. As new technology becomes available and security gets more scrutiny, many schools are updating their systems. This can include the installation of VoIP security phones as well as IP cameras.
George Mason University needed to address today’s increasing security challenges, but also recognized that with any new technology deployment on campus, they had an opportunity to lay a foundation that would help the university meet the needs and the expectations of a very technology-savvy generation of students.
How a sprawling northern Virginia campus taps proactive analytics to monitor its access control solution.
January 21, 2019
Leveraging a one-card campus-wide physical security and identification system, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) students attend a sprawling array of campuses and centers traversing Alexandria and the surrounding areas of Virginia.
When the prestigious Aloft Dubai South in the United Arab Emirates opened on October 15, 2018, guests, visitors and staff at the new hotel were already protected by an advanced video surveillance system with Arecont Vision Costar megapixel cameras.
The educational community of Garfield Public Schools (GPS) in New Jersey believes that the ultimate goal of each school is to provide intellectual experiences within the context of a multicultural setting. This type of environment will enable each student to achieve their maximum potential.
One of the bigger real estate developments to take place in the northeast in the 21st century will eventually include 10 buildings and 10 million square feet of commercial office space and retail and residential real estate. As the development grows, so too does the need to create a digitized and centralized security system, incorporating the latest technology alongside well-trained personnel.
This month, Security magazine highlights the importance of establishing the right metrics for your security program. Also, we highlight Eric Clay, Director of Public Safety for CoxHealth, and discuss how to build a successful K-9 Program and rethink "red flags" to prevent insider threat attacks. Industry leaders discuss this year's Presidential Election security and 2020 predictions for the security industry.