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Campus Security: How to Raise Situational Awareness Through Mass Notification

When securing campuses, security integrators need to look at implementing a proper mass notification system to help alert the necessary people in the event of an emergency.


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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

Denisco Kindler Group out of Kingston, Pa., is doing its part to make sure the tragic shooting at an Oregon community college doesn't become a reality in its area. The company spoke with local schools and businesses on building safety and measures they can take to improve safety and security measures. SSI Staff · October 09, 2015

Multiple bomb threats were received by four school districts in Cincinnati on Wednesday, prompting the schools to evacuate students as a precautionary move. Authorities say they received similar calls from a computer-generated voice that indicated the schools had explosives. SSI Staff · October 08, 2015

Total cost of the upgrade, about $185,000, will come from a security fund paid for by a portion of income tax. SSI Staff · September 23, 2015

One thousand GE-branded window/door alarm kits will be distributed to schools to help prevent children with autism from wandering away from classrooms. SSI Staff · September 21, 2015

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to 519 schools in Virginia to upgrade security measures. Some counties received upwards of $100,000. Stephen Sellner · September 18, 2015




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