Mandatory Panic Buttons at Schools: Will Alyssa’s Law Go Nationwide?

Alyssa’s Law, which requires schools to have silent panic alarms installed and linked to local law enforcement, is now on the books in New Jersey, and is pending in New York and Florida. Federal legislation could take it nationwide. How Alyssa’s Law came to be Named for Parkland shooting victim Alyssa Alhadeff, Alyssa’s Law is…

School Security: Better Emergency Response on a Tight Budget

As school budgets shrink and safety risks rise, keeping students, staff and visitors safe is a BIG job — one that often exceeds the time, funding and skill sets you have available. Understandably, reading up on emergency management advice often highlights how far you still have to go, and the gaps you can’t do much…

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…