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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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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

Canadian integrator Alpha TSi installed nearly 900 Hikvision cameras integrated with Milestone Systems XProtect Platform to hundreds of schools in the Marguerite-Bourgeoys school district. SSI Staff · May 29, 2014

The devices are being funded with a $440,000 grant from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. SSI Staff · May 28, 2014

The Campus Safety Conference offers training and networking for K-12 and university buyers of security technology and services. Learn about sponsorship opportunities here. SSI Staff · May 12, 2014

Have you been alerted about these mass notification and emergency communications (MNEC) products? Jessica Camerato · May 06, 2014




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