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New Sandy Hook Elementary School Features Security That Is ‘Second to None’

The new, $50 million Sandy Hook Elementary School was opened to the public on Friday and it features state-of-the-art security measures, including video surveillance cameras, card readers and other features.


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A Wisconsin school district is improving its safety and security by upgrading its video surveillance system. The upgrade will replace the primarily analog security cameras used in the old system. SSI Staff · December 15, 2015

In an effort to help increase security at schools, MicroPower Technologies will offer its SOLVEIL video surveillance platform to K-12 schools. The company will choose one school each month for the next 10 months through a grant program. SSI Staff · December 02, 2015

The Security Industry Association (SIA) took part in a roundtable discussion held at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy on Nov. 20 to discuss how to provide productive and safe learning environments in schools. SSI Staff · December 02, 2015

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




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