Survey: One in two security pros plan to invest in emergency notification solutions in 2019–2020

In a survey by Campus Safety magazine, 57% of protection professionals said they plan to deploy new or upgraded emergency notification solutions in 2019–2020. It’s the highest demand compared to the magazine’s last two notification surveys, conducted in 2014 and 2017. Survey responders included more than 500 protection professionals at institutions of higher education, K-12,…

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View Threats, Suspicious Activities Across Entire Campus, at Once with “Visual Campus”

(News Release, October 2019) Layered Solutions, an Indianapolis-based provider of integrated daily and emergency communications, announced the availability of Visual Campus at no additional cost with various modules of its interface. Visual Campus enables safety and security leaders to view potential threats and suspicious activities across their entire campus from a single dashboard, and deploy…

How we drive revenue for technology integrators and resellers

  For those not yet familiar with Layered Solutions, it may come as a surprise that our business model can also provide recurring revenue for technology integrators and resellers. You see, our growth strategy is two-fold: Solve communications and security problems for organizations. Help resellers and integrators do the same for their customers, and close…

Low-Cost, High-ROI: Enhacing Emergency & Communications Technologies You Already Own

Your communications with staff, customers and other audiences could be better, but resources are tight. Your emergency notifications aren’t efficient, but it’s not in the budget to improve them now. Your crisis preparedness is questionable, but your money’s tied up elsewhere. We get it. You need to prioritize investments and hold off on some wish…

Clery Act Clarifies: Timely Warning or Emergency Notification?

Clery Act Clarifies: Timely Warning or Emergency Notification?

What’s the difference between a timely warning and an emergency notification? For schools, that distinction could mean the difference between compliance and violation of Clery Act requirements, or worse: unnecessary risks to students. As with macaroons and macarons, the similar-yet-distinct meanings are also a frequent source of confusion the Clery Center recently covered in its…

InfoComm 2019: Upgrading Audio Visual Customer Experiences

InfoComm 2019: Upgrading Audio Visual Customer Experiences

The largest pro audio visual tradeshow in North America, InfoComm 2019 just wrapped up in Orlando, hitting an all-time record with 44,129 registered attendees this year. Run by audio visual trade organization AVIXA (Audio Visual and Integrated Experience Association), InfoComm features nearly 1000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and plenty of education on the latest audio…

How to counter evolving risks to student safety

Mental health, hunger, homelessness, and financial hardship are all threats to student safety, and prudent leaders need to consider them in protecting students, reports Campus Safety. Alarmingly, one in 30 children in the U.S. experience homelessness, and by age 12, nearly all (83%) have been exposed to at least one serious violent event, the magazine…