When a school becomes safe as a result of metal detectors, is it time to get rid of them? That's the debate going around New York City schools as parents and activists say they are discriminatory toward minority neighborhoods and send a bad message. Meanwhile, other parents and school safety agents warn that the removal of metal detectors will put children and everyone else in the schools at risk.
SSI Staff · November 23, 2015
Georgetown University is ramping up campus security by installing card readers at lobby level elevators and stairwell doors in dorms, increasing access control. Now, students will have to swipe their cards up to three times to gain complete access to the building.
SSI Staff · November 11, 2015
A number of Dallas-Fort Worth schools have been skipping security drills that experts argue make schools better prepared for emergencies and improve school safety.
SSI Staff · November 10, 2015
In an effort to tighten up security, Congregation Beth Jacob of Redwood City, Calif., called upon Aiphone Corp. and HighCom Security Services to install video surveillance and other access control solutions to keep the school safe.
By John Mosebar · November 09, 2015
The University of Wisconsin-Rock County is taking steps to improve school security through added video surveillance and other security upgrades.
SSI Staff · November 04, 2015
Work has begun on a $5 million video surveillance upgrade to Amarillo Independent School District in Texas. The new system will feature 2,100 security cameras as opposed to the old system's 900.
SSI Staff · November 02, 2015
A video surveillance security system that provides real-time surveillance inside a local elementary school to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is no longer being used. The command center was considered one of the first installed following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn.
SSI Staff · October 30, 2015
The lack of functioning video surveillance cameras at Pierce College is raising school safety concerns in the wake of the fatal school shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.
SSI Staff · October 21, 2015
Indiana Governor Mike Pence has awarded an additional $3.5 million to the Indiana Secured School Safety Grant Program, a program he cut funding from by 65% earlier in the year.
SSI Staff · October 14, 2015
How do we put an end to school shootings that leave innocent children and employees dead? Jeffrey D. Zwirn explains his proposal for improved school security and safety in this letter to the President of the United States.
By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · October 13, 2015