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Alertus grant program provides free mass notification technology

July 7, 2020SSN Staff

BELTSVILLE, Md.—Alertus Technologies, a leader in emergency mass notification solutions, partnered with California IT in Education (CITE) to provide an emergency preparedness grant valuing up to $75,000 to one qualified member annually.  “An effective emergency notification in a school environment is more important today than ever before,” CITE Executive Director, Andrea Bennet, said in the announcement. “This grant will help schools complete their notification system with no implementation...

Alertus Technologies, emergency preparedness, grant program, school safety, school security


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Allied Universal helps schools, universities

June 16, 2020SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—As educational leaders continue the challenging conversation about what the new normal will look like for students across the nation, Allied Universal is helping school administrators and campus safety departments plan and prepare for students returning to school. Allied Universal’s more than 7,500 campus security professionals safeguard nearly 700 schools/universities nationwide. “Institutional stakeholders are asking questions about what the ‘new normal’ will look...

access control, Allied Universal, campus security, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID19, HELIAUS, remote video monitoring, school security


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COVID-19 funding supports K-12 schools, institutions of higher learning

June 15, 2020SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—Coronavirus has disrupted the education system as was known, with a large portion of the nation’s students “educating from home” during the latter part of the 2019-2020 school year. In some areas, next school year doesn’t look any different. In fact, tax revenue losses could sharply cut education funding.As part of the March-approved $2 trillion stimulus package, Congress allocated approximately $13.2 billion of the $30.75 billion allotted to the Education Stabilization...

Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, COVID19, school security, Security Consultants, security integrators


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VIVOTEK secures National Center for International Schools' Campus

December 16, 2019SSN Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif.—The National Center for International Schools (NCIS) houses both the Chinese American International School, founded in 1981, and the French American International School, founded in 1962 in San Francisco. Each school joined in an educational and bond-generating venture — NCIS — in 1994 and purchased the former Caltrans building located in the middle of San Francisco on Oak Street. Both schools are pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and pride themselves on rigorous...

campus security, school security, security cameras, VIVOTEK, VIVOTEK USA


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Residential

REMO slams the door on intruders, fire and more

October 9, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.—With such advanced security technologies and products available on the market, it's easy to dismiss the basics. Take the humble door, for example. It stands tall and proud, marking the entrance and exit of homes and buildings almost taken for granted as just a simple thing needed when building a house or structure just another fixture. Yet, the door can be much more!Back in December 2017, the investigative team of NBC affiliate KGW in Portland, Oregon embarked on...

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Monitoring Matters

From the mouth of a director of safety and security at a U.S. school district

September 11, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

I just completed an article about perimeter school security, “The undogging debacle: perimeter security in a school environment,” in which I had the opportunity to speak with a director of safety and security for a school district, who also has a 14-year background at the local police department, most recently of which was supervisor for the School Resource Officer Unit. He told me something that really opened my eyes and I think that all security professionals involved in the school...

access control, high-level training, school security, training


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The undogging debacle: perimeter security in a school environment

September 11, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Across the nation, teachers and staff at K-12 schools recently welcomed new and vetted students and their parents to campus to begin the 2019-2020 school year full of quality education with challenging, relevant and meaningful curriculums in a safe, nurturing environment that is conducive to teaching and learning.Many educational-related studies and research projects throughout the years have found that for students to acquire knowledge, physical safety is a top priority. For...

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S.A.F.E. donates emergency alert platform to U.S. schools, colleges and universities

April 24, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

NASHUA, N.H.—A non-glamorous side of being in the security industry is hearing about, witnessing the aftermath and reporting on school shootings. Since the Parkland, Fla. shooting in which 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, opened fire on his former school's campus with a semi-automatic rifle, claiming the lives of 17 people and injuring another 17, based on CNN's math and on average, a school shooting occurs every 11.8 days in the United States....

Jim Bender, Ping4, S.A.F.E., Safe Alerts for Education Foundation, school security


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On The Editor's Desk

Another step toward safer schools

January 16, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

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,...

Guy Grace Jr., PASS, school safety, school security


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SIA questions GSA pricing policy

October 8, 2014Amy Canfield

WASHINGTON—Uncertainties surrounding the General Service Administration's new schedule pricing policies for products and services need to be further examined, according to Jake Parker, government relations director at the Security Industry Association.SIA's procurement policy working group discussed the significant change for federal contractors at the recent ASIS show in Atlanta, Parker told Security Systems News.With this year's “Fair and Reasonable Pricing” policy, the GSA says...

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