Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) in La Plata, Md., recently announced that it has selected an AI visual gun detection solution to keep students, staff, and faculty safe against the backdrop of increasing active shooting incidents in schools, according to a news release.
As security professionals, we have an immense responsibility to protect people, places, and things across many different sectors. This responsibility feels especially crucial in K–12 schools. Fortifying them against emerging threats while still maintaining a nurturing learning environment is complex, challenging, and ever-evolving.
Campus safety is currently at the forefront of discussion within the security industry. With repeated, widely publicized incidents, it’s a topic that’s garnered calls for change across the nation and sparked ongoing debate.
Advanced detection safety and security systems provider Metrasens recently announced that more than 180 hospitals and healthcare centers in the United States have adopted its solutions within the last six months, according to a news release.
The University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., recently announced that it has received a $2-million grant from the Department of Justice to help schools around the state identify and avoid threats to student safety, according to a news release.
With school back in full swing, K–12 administrators continue to focus on the critical issue of student, faculty, and staff safety.
To help you determine whether a vendor can deliver an effective solution that keeps your schools safe from gun-related violence, here are ten key considerations you should review.
It has been proven that high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration can significantly reduce concentrations of disease-causing particles. This finding is particularly relevant at a time when K–12 students across the United States are going back into classrooms even as the virus continues to circulate, possibly at rates as high as they’ve ever been.
Reaching the right balance for campus safety requires the deft mix of addressing parental concerns, letting kids be kids, and protecting people and property through surveillance, information and fast response. Both have to be affordable and available 24/7/365.
A new private security app is becoming available to individuals and small businesses in Texas. The app, Secur, can help users summon and deploy private protection officers on demand as needed.