Whether it is a school or hospital, campus safety officials sometimes settle on mobile duress panic alarms instead of camera or access control technology because the personal wireless pendants are seen as the “least intrusive” security solution for the staff.
In some cases, getting “buy in” on a security technology from faculty members at schools or healthcare staff at a hospital can often be a big challenge.
A gunman shot a doctor at a women’s hospital before turning the gun on himself.
The incident began when a man came into the hospital and specifically asked for a doctor, who is the director of Endovascular Cardiac Surgery and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. The gunman then shot the cardiologist twice, inflicting life-threatening injuries.
What began as a wireless video surveillance system to secure a town’s school and parks is growing into a city- and county-wide effort to give local, neighboring and county police an edge in deterring and solving crimes.
Two years ago, the police department obtained a Department of Justice “Secure Our Schools” federal grant matched by city funds to improve security around an elementary school, just a block away from the site of a 2007 gang-related triple homicide in the city. To do so, the police department commissioned Let’s Think Wireless to deploy wireless video surveillance network, also known as wireless mesh.
Two school district employees will be fired for allegedly letting a student with a loaded gun into a school after he set off a metal detector at the entrance, the school superintendent said.
A 17-year-old student was arrested at the school on an arrest warrant for failing to appear at a previous court hearing, said a police spokesman. Police had been notified that the student was at the school to attend a night class. He now faces charges of criminal possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon on school grounds.
While the primary use for a panic button is, of course, to initiate an alarm response during an emergency, some facilities have come up with some unconventional deployment uses. Here are six ways to use these systems at your facility that you might not have considered.
Educational and healthcare institutions continue to acquire all types of new and upgraded access control technologies, but despite the investments, lack of effective policies, staffing and campus community support of access control continue to pose significant challenges.
Would your financial institution benefit from monitoring and analyzing customer and employee behavior?
With our indoor analytics dome camera you can do just that while improving business efficiencies.
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Access control has become a necessity in today’s world.
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Consider access control for your business in early 2015. Access control from Dakota Security Systems allows businesses to:
1) Restrict Unauthorized Access Access control has a customizable set of features to control interior and exterior doors throughout a facility or across multiple locations. Businesses can quickly identify possible threats and provide the necessary steps to prevent them from occurring.
Many weekends, late nights and dozens of pizzas later, employees from Dakota Security Systems have completed a volunteer security project at The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House (BDHH) in Sioux Falls.
BDHH is a facility sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls to provide a coordinated community approach in providing assistance and relief to the poor, the vulnerable and those in need. Recognizing that the Sioux Falls community was in great need, Dakota Security Systems agreed to participate through a corporate gift.