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A Michigan-based Catholic school is providing a beacon of light amid the dark shadow that continues to loom over educational institutions a year after the Sandy Hook massacre. A unique video surveillance…


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Take a peek inside Xentry Systems Integration's $3.3 million project at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center’s new James Tower cancer hospital and research facility. The integrator installed a building-wide, integrated nurse-call/life-safety and paging system at the state-of-the-art facility. Scott Goldfine · February 10, 2015

Hawkins County Schools is seeking funding to replace legacy analog cameras with IP models that can be viewed remotely. SSI Staff · February 09, 2015

Video Insight's School Security Im-Kind Grant Program has increased, and will now donate $1 million grants to underfunded schools systems throughout the United States. SSI Staff · January 29, 2015

Here are a few access control technologies that security systems integrators can offer to campus administrators to help K-12 institutions better manage school perimeters, evacuation requirements and classroom security. By Wendy Bowman · January 28, 2015

The Des Moines School District currently has more than 700 security cameras on its campuses, allowing security to monitor common areas in all 58 of the district’s schools. SSI Staff · December 19, 2014

The Security Industry Association's (SIA) Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has been formed to develop guidelines for use of electronic security and life safety equipment in schools. PASS combines the technical knowledge offered by SIA’s Education Interest Group with knowledge from representatives of schools, law enforcement, and trade associations. By D. Craig MacCormack · October 29, 2014

The Atlanta Public Schools System's (APS) IP video surveillance solution is part of an initiative to upgrade its older analog cameras on an ongoing basis. From a command center, officers monitor the police department’s radio system, located in the same site as the emergency 911 system, so that Atlanta police are immediately aware if an emergency situation arises at one of the APS facilities. Scott Goldfine · October 02, 2014

Together for Safer Schools Grant Program will provide the opportunity to enhance safety and security in the nation’s approximately 4,500 higher education institutions by awarding winning schools a share of at least $500,000. Rodney Bosch · September 30, 2014

The company is putting a special focus on its integrated range of products that are geared to meet the increasing demand for campus security at varying levels of system requirements and budgets. Rodney Bosch · September 30, 2014

About half of the buses operated by the School Board of Highlands County in Sebring, Fla., have security camera systems that use video cassette recorders. SSI Staff · August 12, 2014




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