A Liability Shift
Mass shootings in the United States are no longer rare events. As of press time, there had been 372 mass shootings—incidents where four or more people, not including the shooter, were killed or injured—in the first seven months of 2022, up from 272 total in 2014. The increasing number of these incidents is impacting how courts assess liability when a shooting occurs and security measures campuses should have in place.
Retailers are relying more on lone workers for serving customers inside and outside the store. This means greater investment in advanced technologies to increase safety measures for lone employees.
The security industry is acutely aware of the challenges in hiring in a difficult labor market. The answer could be in your recruitment marketing strategy.
From the campus buildings of Vanderbilt to government agencies in Argentina, end users embraced identity management solutions that leveraged mobile devices to manage access and authenticate users in response to COVID-19.
A Texas investigatory committee released an interim report on an active shooter at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, identifying “systemic failures and egregiously poor decision making” that contributed to law enforcement’s delayed response.
As students returned to campus, so did unauthorized vaping. The Castleberry Independent School District implemented IoT smart sensors to address the problem while also improving facility air quality and emergency response measures.
Arguably, there is no emerging security technology since IP-addressable security devices on LANs and WANs that can change the nature of how commercial security is provided than AI-enabled robots.
If you aspire to lead the development of physical and/or cybersecurity programs to protect the nation's critical infrastructure after serving in law enforcement, intelligence, or the military, then you first need to learn the language, operations, financial decision-making, supply chain, and customer service needs of industry.
Until we can altogether eliminate this modern-day risk—that threatens the population during routine moments of daily life—the mindful management of the intra-event is the focus that can and will save lives.
Useful technologies are advancing quickly for security practitioners’ benefit. The catch is that practitioners must prepare their base video surveillance system before implementing them.
To maintain a secure environment, many corporate, educational, and other campuses have deployed physical access control systems (PACS). But what happens when the permissions, rights, and roles inside the system are not accurate or do not align with other business systems?
As higher education institutions adopt a growing number of digital tools, they must focus on pursuing a strategy that moves not only toward a more seamless, integrated experience, but also incorporates cybersecurity, physical security, and privacy for everyone on campus.
Making the switch to smartphone-based credentials in your organization may be easier than you think and could provide a variety of benefits, from cost savings to increased health mitigation for staff and visitors.
Never in the history of the physical security industry have emerging technologies been poised to substantially impact the delivery of security programs and services on campus environments as much as they are now.
Schools across the nation—from K-12 to higher ed institutions—are facing a growing set of unique security challenges: unauthorized visitor access, vehicle entry and exit, student drop-off and pick-up, property damage, theft and the extreme and increasingly all-too-common scenario involving an active shooter.
Selecting the most effective credentials for your organization can be challenging because many considerations should be reviewed to help make the right decision. Here are four that should be top of mind when making a transition.
As active shooter scenarios and mass shootings in the United States continue to rise, technology is playing a larger role in identifying threats and responding to violence.
Speco Technologies is proud to announce that our NRN Series of network video recorders with advanced analytics have passed rigorous testing and now carry Level 1 UL 2900-2-3 cybersecurity certification.
In the United States, August and September are synonymous with returns to campus for students and faculty across the educational spectrum. Here are just some of the security measures in place for the back to school rush.