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PASS releases 2020 update to safety and security guidelines for K-12

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released the fifth edition of its Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools, which offers the most comprehensive information available on nationwide best practices specifically for securing school facilities, from subject matter experts across the education, public safety and industry sectors. Coinciding with National Safe Schools Week 2020, Oct. 18-24, the release of the fifth edition builds upon the existing guidelines primarily with additional...

PASS, Security Industry Association (SIA)

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Another step toward safer schools

January 16, 2019Paul Ragusa

Creating safer schools is a major dilemma facing our nation today, but thankfully it is one that some of the best minds are coming together to solve. The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has taken a major step by creating safety and security guidelines and standards of practice that all schools can turn to and follow, guidelines and standards that come from lessons learned from past tragedies and ones that were averted, and from experiences and expertise from leaders in security and education,...

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SSN News Poll readers weigh in on emergency solutions

April 19, 2018Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News recently asked its readers about emergency management solutions and which systems or measures would most help to keep a school or business safe. Readers say the industry can be more involved and provide stronger doors.Sixty-two percent of respondents indicated that their company does not offer emergency management solutions. Twelve percent said they have a range of solutions for emergencies, and 25 percent offers some related systems, but not many.When...

Jim Crumbley, News Poll, PASS, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Allegion's Tim Eckersley awarded

October 24, 2016Spencer Ives

SILVER SPRING, Md.—SIA announced in late September that Tim Eckersley, Allegion's senior vice president and president of the Americas, will receive this year's Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, in part for his work with PASS—the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools.“School security is a passion of mine—for as long as I can remember, I've had a genuine interest in kids' wellbeing. As a board member for the Security Industry Association as well as a business leader for...

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SIA, NSCA to release school safety guidelines, tools at ISC West

March 24, 2015Guest Blogger

One of the members of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) likens the effort to enhance school security to the move decades ago to establish fire prevention, alarm and suppression standards for schools.“It's been over 50 years since a child has died in a fire in a school,” Scott Lord of All Systems said. “NFPA codes have been so effective that a school fire really isn't something that students, staff or parents worry about. We need to get school security to the same place.”PASS...

All Systems, Brett St. Pierre, HID Global, Jim Crumbley, Partner Alliance for Safer Schools, PASS, Risk Response Team, Ronald L. Hawkins, Scott Lord

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SIA's Education Interest Group to become SIA PASS

November 6, 2014SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—SIA announced that its Education Interest Group, formed in 2013 to address school security issues, is now the SIA Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS). This effort will combine the subject matter experts and symposium developed by the National Systems Contractors Association to develop a coordinated approach to protecting students, staff and visitors. “By drawing upon the insights and expertise of security suppliers, security practitioners, school administrators...

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