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  • 2018 Safety, Fire Code Changes Affecting Colleges and Universities

    Photo by kyo azuma on Unsplash Looking to build on your college or university campus? Fire and safety codes are changing, as they often do, to keep up with evolving threats. For colleges and universities, that means you’re now required to conduct risk analyses for certain new buildings. We’re talking about 2018 changes to the International Building and Fire codes, and NFPA 1 and 101 Life[...]

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    4 Critical Layers of Mass Notification

    We often discuss mass notification as a crucial ingredient for successful emergency response, as well as daily operations. We’re talking about the ability to reach anyone, anywhere, no matter what distractions or barriers stand in their way of receiving and understanding your alerts — instantly. In a crisis, you don’t want any member of your audiences to fall through the cracks when [...]

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    5 Problems & Solutions: School Security & Daily Operations

    With student safety on everyone’s mind, chances are your school, district or university is now dusting off and upgrading emergency response tools and processes on your campus(es). As new funding becomes available to plug gaps and blind spots, it’s worth noting the same school security technology that helps you minimize loss in a crisis can also improve daily operations, productivity, staff[...]

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    Integrated Security Essentials: a Checklist

    One of the worst mistakes you can make with your security solutions is failing to update them as risks to your organization and the people you serve evolve. Thankfully, technology keeps evolving alongside risks, meaning you can now increase your capabilities without spending a ton. New tech capabilities also mean you can automate and integrate with your current technology, extending the life [...]

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    Mass Notification Systems for Schools and Universities: Best Practices & Key Considerations

    Photo by kyo azuma on Unsplash How do schools that excel at safety and compliance put together their mass notification systems? What criteria and steps should you consider? In this post, we’ll cover insights from Jeff Morgan, Director of Security and Emergency Management at the University of Central Florida. A few days ago, Jeff joined a couple of experts in presenting the Emergency [...]

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    Mass Notification: 10 Everyday Uses to Boost Operations & Revenue

    Mass notification tops most organization’s list of essential tools for emergency response, but astute leaders know their benefits don’t stop there. As it happens, mass notifications can also deliver massive benefits to operations, productivity, employee morale, customer experience and revenue. To be clear, mass notification refers to your ability to reach multiple audiences with [...]

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    Workplace Shootings Are on the Rise. Is Your Organization Prepared?

    In the past, emergency preparedness for crises like shootings or natural disasters in your workplace may have felt a bit over-the-top. “That wouldn’t happen here,” you’d say. “I’ve got bigger fish to fry.” And then you turn on the news. Rethinking Emergency Preparedness   Whether these incidents have multiplied lately or just didn’t get enough reporting in the [...]

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    Peer Insights: How Harvard Handles Emergency Prep, Response

    It’s always helpful to peek into how our peers manage security concerns, emergency preparedness and response — particularly an organization that’s known for progressive, cream-of-the-crop practices, like Harvard. Last month, Harvard University published its Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report, fulfilling a Clery Act requirement for schools receiving federal funding. [...]

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    10 Problems You Can Solve With Digital Signage

    As you seek to improve business outcomes and reduce waste (whether that’s wasted dollars, manpower, productivity or opportunities), you’ll find many business problems can be solved, quite affordably, through digital signage. Perhaps you already have digital signage technology at your disposal but aren’t squeezing all the value you can out of it. Below we highlight 10 issues you can [...]

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    Active Shooter Resources for Businesses, Healthcare Facilities, Individuals

    Active shooter preparedness isn’t on anyone’s list of pleasant reading topics. And yet, failing to plan adequately can enable irreparable harm to people and organizations. In light of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, we’ll keep this post simple, just linking to reputable active shooter resources for organizations and individuals seeking to implement or improve their active [...]

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