School Security

Read: Cyberattacks on Schools Spiked in 2020 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Cyberattacks on Schools Spiked in 2020 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The pandemic “offered a profound stress test of the resiliency and security of the K-12 educational technology ecosystem,” a new report finds.

Read: Stanley Security Takes Stake in Evolv Technology

Stanley Security Takes Stake in Evolv Technology

Backed by Stanley Black & Decker, the investment supports the company’s commitment to advancing security and safety with industry-leading screening technology.

Read: Cuomo Approves $94M for Tech, Security Upgrades in NY Schools

Cuomo Approves $94M for Tech, Security Upgrades in NY Schools

The funding is part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act, a sweeping education technology initiative New Yorkers voted to authorize in 2014.

Read: Kimberlite Ensures Seamless Security System Transition Between Schools

Kimberlite Ensures Seamless Security System Transition Between Schools

Kimberlite earned a 2020 SSI Installation of the Year runner-up honor for its work transitioning a security system from one school building to a new one.

Read: Digital Provisions Combines Multiple Electronic Systems to Upgrade, Unify School District

Digital Provisions Combines Multiple Electronic Systems to Upgrade, Unify School District

Digital Provisions’ fully integrated solution at the Rocky Point Union Free School District earned the company a 2020 SSI Installation of the Year runner-up honor.

Read: Hanwha Installs Over 1,200 Cameras Across Anaheim’s Public-School District

Hanwha Installs Over 1,200 Cameras Across Anaheim’s Public-School District

Calif.-based integrator HCI installed Hanwha Wisenet Q-Series 4MP cameras in 20 different facilities across Anaheim’s public-school district.

Read: UCLA Abandons Facial Recognition Plan After Student Backlash

UCLA Abandons Facial Recognition Plan After Student Backlash

The university reversed its decision after an experiment conducted by a privacy group saw facial recognition software falsely match the headshots of some UCLA athletes and faculty to mugshots.

Read: $1M Panic Alarm System Is on the Blink, N.C. School District Wants it Fixed

$1M Panic Alarm System Is on the Blink, N.C. School District Wants it Fixed

An investigation by The Charlotte Observer discovered Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials did not run the $1.75 million investment by the school board.

Read: Alabama School District Partners With Schneider Electric to Improve Security, Energy Efficiency

Alabama School District Partners With Schneider Electric to Improve Security, Energy Efficiency

The district is paying for the upgrades through a capital recovery and reinvestment program with Schneider Electric that limits the need for outside funding.

Read: 12 Essential Education Market Tips Shared at Total Tech Summit

12 Essential Education Market Tips Shared at Total Tech Summit

The SSI Summit’s umbrella invitational event gathered 400 pros to compare best practices, network and connect with key vendors.

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