When the 226,000 residents of Scottsdale, Arizona, turn on their taps, they can be confident that every effort has been made to ensure there is sufficient water, that it’s of the highest quality and safe to drink.
That’s saying a lot given the fact that Scottsdale receives an average of only eight inches of rainfall per year, compared with the average annual rainfall of close to 40 inches for the United States as a whole.
Controlling access to a school generally begins at the front door — it is how most visitors enter a school.
K-12 campuses have been among the best at adopting strategies to harden the front door (and other entries) with a repeatable and affordable plan that can fit most any facility. It involves assessments, layers of complimentary electronic security products and polices and procedures to make sure it all works.
In recent years, ensuring the safety and security of K-12 and higher education facilities across the country has become a top priority, as more violent situations arise. If an intruder were to enter your school would your employees and students know what to do?
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a series of requirements for the U.S. oil and gas industry to help combat climate change and reduce air pollution that harms public health. The EPA’s proposal contains standards to set us on track to cut methane emissions between 40 and 45% by 2025.
In recent years, ensuring the safety and security of K-12 and higher education facilities across the country has become top priority, as school boards and administrators continue to seek better and more cost-effective ways to protect students, personnel, visitors and assets.
All campus settings can present challenges to creating a secure environment, primarily due to their large geographical size and number of separate buildings. Given these challenges, the job of securing a campus is simply too big for a single entity.
The security industry is quickly shifting from analog to IP, be it access control, security alarms, alarm reporting or video surveillance. The first and foremost reason for the move to IP cameras is their versatility and image quality.
In addition, the use of dedicated or existing Local Area Networks (LANs) enables those with proper access to view all or only certain cameras over a campus’ or district’s existing network. This is true whether it involves a single building, campus or an entire enterprise. Analog-to-IP migration also involves myriad features and benefits, such as image/video analysis, processing and greater long-term retention when needed.