Fire Safety Program Introduced At Ohio College Campuses 

As the nation turns its attention to fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week, a program to raise the awareness of campus fire safety among students is taking place in Ohio....

Schools Need Better Emergency Preparedness; More Funding 

A new survey of school resource officers (SROs) and administrators, revealed almost three-fourths of respondents are not extremely confident in their ability to lock down their school in case of an emergency, citing limited budgets to fund electronic access control technologies as the primary obstacle....

University Text Alert System Questioned 

News of the fatal stabbing that left a University of Southern California (USC) student dead has sparked concern over the effectiveness of USC's emergency notification system, TrojansAlert. ...

ASIS Grants Atlanta High School With Security Funds 

Henry W. Grady High School, located in Midtown Atlanta, has installed a network of surveillance cameras with money awarded to the school by ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security management professionals worldwide....

Parents Fear Children In Danger On School Campuses 

Details of the "ADT National Back-to-School Security Survey" show that nearly half of the 1,948 parents who responded expressed concerns that a sexual predator could target their child while at school....

Higher Education Act Amendment Authorizes Security Grants 

Congress recently passed legislation establishing a federal grant program that provides a new source of financing for colleges and universities to acquire and install electronic physical solutions. ...

Chicago Public Schools To Increase Security 

When Chicago Public Schools open in September, some of the schools identified as trouble spots will see improved emergency procedures and more surveillance cameras and security personnel, school officials said Monday....

House Passes Legislation To Notify Students Of Campus Emergency 

Security On Campus Inc. (SOC) has commended passage of legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives that will require colleges to "immediately notify" their students and employees when an emergency, such as an active shooter situation, happens on campus....

Campus Lockdowns During Emergency Called Impossible 

A complete lockdown of the Virginia Tech campus during the 2007 shootings that left 32 people plus the gunman dead would have been impossible, George Mason University Chief of Police Michael Lynch says....

Dartmouth Begins Network Security Project 

A team of Dartmouth researchers is preparing to launch a project that examines its campus wireless computer traffic in an effort to learn how the network is used and how to best maintain its security. The...

Safety Self-Assessment Tool Allows Schools To Compare Each Other 

CDW Government Inc. (CDW-G), a source of Information Technology (IT) solutions to educators and governments, has published the 2008 School Safety Index Self-Assessment Tool, enabling school and community leaders to take CDW-Gs School Safety Index survey and receive an instant score showing how their school or district compares to the national school safety average, which CDW-G reported in May. ...

Report Finds Massachusetts Colleges Lacking Effort For Security 

Massachusetts public colleges and universities have been slow to adopt widely accepted security practices since last year's Virginia Tech massacre, in many cases failing to apply basic measures, according to a critical report that calls for sweeping changes across the state system to avert campus violence....

Ready To Respond 

By Mike Kennedy

Tragedies such as the fatal shootings in February in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb or last year's deadly shooting rampage at...

Memo To Staff 

By Stephanie Silk

Staff and students play a variety of roles in schools and universities, and many of these roles can affect security, for better or worse, according to...

Operating In A New Era Of Campus Security 

By Mike Kennedy

The deadly attack at the Virginia Tech campus in April 2007 is yet another horrific chapter in the ongoing story of campus security. The possibility of...

An Open Forum 

By Stephanie Silk

The latest outlet of communication on the Internet consists of blogs or, modern online diaries. Readers can now use blogs to respond to the news they...

Strategies And Tools For Keeping Students Safe 

Random Acts of Violence at the nation's schools and universities may grab the headlines, but the top security concerns among education professionals are...

Popular Demand 

By Stephanie Silk

With upwards of 50,000 students, staff and faculty under its purview, the administration at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) takes mass...

Southern Miss Sports Security Management Center Forms Board 

A national advisory board with key relationships in the world of sports and security is the newest partner of the Center for Spectator Sports Security Management at The University of Southern Mississippi....

Long Beach Schools Install High-Resolution Video Surveillance 

Long Beach High School in Lido Beach, N.Y., has completed phase one of a district-wide initiative to implement a scalable security management platform...

CDW-G Finds Improvements And Declines In 2008 School Safety Index 

CDW Government Inc., a source of Information Technology (IT) solutions to educators and governments, has announced the results of the 2008 School Safety Index, the national benchmark on the current status of public school district safety. ...

The Genesis Of An Emergency System 

Cleveland State University (CSU) is making a name for itself these days, not only as a quality educational institution, but as a national leader in campus...

Documented Results 

Before installing a video surveillance system, administrators at Penn Manor High School, Millersville, Pa., and the school's full-time resource officer...

Putting Video To The Test 

Video has long played an essential security role as the Fort Smith Public Schools (FSPS), Fort Smith, Ark., cope with incidents such as vandalism, theft...

A Central Structure 

BY STEPHANIE SILK

The Pointe-de-I'ile School Board in Montreal includes 70 buildings, a student population of 29,000 children and 9,000 adults annually and a staff of 4,500...

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