5 Problems & Solutions: School Security & Daily Operations

5 Problems & Solutions: School Security & Daily Operations

As safety threats evolve, chances are your school, district or university is now dusting off and upgrading emergency response tools and processes on your campus(es). Given the financial limitations typical of school budgets, it’s worth noting the same school security technology that helps you minimize loss in a crisis can also improve daily operations, productivity,…

How to create a successful crisis management program

Years ago, people had this idea that although emergency preparedness was a smart move, actual emergencies were rare. Not anymore. Look no further than the past several months, or the crises we’re still working through today. Astute leaders know it’s not a matter of IF but WHEN emergencies will hit their organization. While proactive preparedness…

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Layered Solutions to Overhaul Intercom Systems at Lawrence Township Schools

News release, September 21, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS — Layered Solutions, an Indianapolis-based provider of integrated emergency and routine communications, was chosen to update intercom systems for the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Indiana. In doing so, school staff will have two-way communications from classrooms to front desks. The technology will also enable school leaders to communicate…

School Technology Integrations: 3 Ways to Improve Student Safety, Engagement

Rising risks and shrinking budgets have long been challenges to student safety and adequate emergency management in schools from K-12 to higher ed. Then came COVID-19. Risks skyrocketed, priorities shifted, and you’ve been forced to cook up new ways to serve your school community. There’s the challenge of keeping students and staff healthy, of course….

Securing patients, healthcare workers when resources are strained

It’s tough to overstate the magnitude of stress, risks and obstacles hindering healthcare workers today. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, healthcare organizations have no choice but to get creative, make the most of dwindling resources, and find ways to ease pressures on staff without sacrificing patient care and safety. In this post, we’ll focus on…

Increasing Safety Monitoring, Mass Notifications Capabilities in a Pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak has forced all of us to make the most of dwindling resources and find new ways to do business, engage staff and customers remotely. As one famed entrepreneur put it, how organizations treat internal and external audiences during this crisis can shape their reputation and market performance for decades. In the immediate…

Protecting people & profits through COVID-19

We’re just days into the COVID-19 pandemic, scrambling to adapt as threats grow and government mandates change daily. At times like this, we hope our emergency plans are adequate to keep our people, customers, profits and market reputation intact. As one 19th-century military commander put it, “no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy.”…

Case Study: Integrating Disparate Technologies for Better, Faster Emergency Response
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Case Study: Integrating Disparate Technologies for Better, Faster Emergency Response

What happens when you have only moments to react and disseminate critical instructions to protect people and property under your care? And how do you reach multiple audiences instantly, bypassing distractions or communications barriers, with minimal delay or chance of human error? In this case study, Robert Iocona — Chief Technology Officer for Kingsway Regional…

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…