Education Security Challenges & Solutions


With the increasing violence in education, protecting students and faculty through the use of security has become a high priority for all schools. Peak performance from your security systems and equipment helps assure that the learning environment is comfortable, safe, and productive. We understand  that you face unique challenges and can limit your vulnerability to risks.

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Boost Efficiency, Security with Wi-Fi Locks

13-308pic1_10858433You can’t predict what will happen tomorrow but you can be ready for it. We have a networked wireless lock that gives you the confidence in knowing your investment is every bit as secure as your facility.

This wireless lock will tie into any new or existing access control system.

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Simple Germ-Fighting Solution

Hospital_Double_Open_jpg_1024x768_max_q85According to HealthDay News, the five most common infections that patients get after they’ve been admitted to the hospital cost the U.S. health care system almost $10 billion a year.

The vast majority of bacteria are rendered harmless by the human immune system, but a few are responsible for infectious disease.

High traffic, public use buildings are ideally suited to anti-microbial coated door hardware simply because they may have hundreds of people going in and out every day.  Adding door hardware with an antibacterial coating can make a big difference by inhibiting the growth of bacteria on hardware surfaces. Continue reading

Active RFID Tracking + Video Surveillance

overt-bullet-cameraThe marriage of two different technologies can bring detection, tracking and visibility to your company.

Persons and objects of interest are tagged using active RFID tags. Upon triggering, the system seeks out the person or object of immediate interest switching the video feed to the camera best covering the field view for that person. The system follows the person or object moving throughout the system by continuously switching to the best camera. The system can also control a PTZ camera to follow a tag moving within its area of coverage.

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Healthcare Security Challenges & Solutions

NHS_2263090b-300x187Hospitals and long-term care systems worldwide are experiencing testing times. The demand for medical care is rising constantly.  Recent years have seen significant technological and medical advances: the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, as well as U.S. population growth. At the same time, high-profile incidents—coupled with compliance and budgetary restraints, make the industry extremely vulnerable. Security and communications measures are needed to protect patients, visitors and staff.

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Top 4 Reasons To Think About Window Film Safety

panic-device-handle-p-custom-exterior-pullIn addition to improving safety and security, some of today’s window films can help a business control energy costs.

Click here to watch a video that shows the difference when tempered glass without any window film is broken by a standard center punch vs. glass with window film.

Here are four realities you should keep in mind when considering whether window film is a good fit for your facility:

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Get A Perfect View Of Your ATM

CaptureIntroducing the MegaPX ATM Camera, the world’s first self-contained ATM camera with High Dynamic Range (HDR). The camera produces crystal clear video, no matter the lighting conditions. It was created to be easily installed within the unique environment of an ATM. Now you’ll always get the perfect view of what’s going on in front of your ATMs.

Purpose-Built for ATMs
Capture exceptionally clear surveillance video at ATMs with the MegaPX ATM Camera. This compact covert camera delivers sharp megapixel images at close range from the inside of most ATMs. Unlike similar manufacturer’s cameras that come in two separate parts, the MegaPX ATM Camera is a single self-contained unit, with sensor and connectors/encoder all in one for easy installation into most bank machines.

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Asset Tracking Offers Instant ROI

iStock_000008020010Small_wht-helmet-300x200Keeping track of assets is crucial for any business; assets are valuable items but a misplaced or stolen asset is a liability.  Dakota Security’s asset tracking system delivers operational efficiency and significant financial benefits.

The asset tracking system uses active RFID fundamentals to help you track and manage your assets. Our tags allow you know positively where a piece of mission-critical equipment or an inventory asset is located.

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Study Finds Many Colleges May Be Neglecting Emergency Preparedness

college-studentDespite the fact that 86 percent of U.S. institutions of higher education have developed an emergency operations plan (EOP), more than one in four (26.5 percent) have never conducted a comprehensive hazard and vulnerability assessment critical to the development of appropriate all-hazard emergency planning. These were just some of the findings of Margolis Healy’s 2015 Campus Safety Survey, prompting study authors to question the effectiveness and accuracy of American colleges’ current EOPs.

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Smart Cards Have Numerous Applications

student one cardA college campus is a perfect example to illustrate how smart credentials go far beyond traditional identification cards. In addition to individual profile information, they can provide students with secure access to everything from residence halls, recreation facilities and computer networks to safe methods of payment in eateries and vending machines.

For instance, in the laundry room in college dorms, smart cards or smart phones can be used to automate the washers and dryers, eliminating the need for a cash box, increasing convenience and reducing the threat of theft. Some credential options even allow individuals to use their cards for access to academic information and personal documents.

Read More: School Access Control: Evolving Capabilities

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