9 Tips for More Effective School Lockdowns

L-lockdownfromhallSchool and public safety officials around the world are re-evaluating their lockdown protocols, training and drills in light of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

There is no “one size fits all” lockdown protocol that will work properly in every school because procedures must reflect differences in school design and local law enforcement response capabilities. Lockdown protocols that look great on paper or during basic drills initiated by an administrator can have significant gaps when tested by actual events.  We have seen instances of delays in the implementation of lockdowns ranging from a minute to several minutes in actual incidents, and we have often seen fail rates of 60% to 81% during simulations that require individual staff members to make and communicate the lockdown decision.

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View Video & Access Control Anytime, Anywhere

CaptureInstantly improve the productivity and response time of your security department.

With Mobile Security Officer, mobile staff can review surveillance video, monitor events and alarms in real time and manage evacuations.

Cameras are accessible on demand, displaying high-quality, high frame rate video that can be shared as needed. In response to event activity, staff is able to take immediate action such as remotely opening or locking related doors and identifying a person of interest in video. Mustering for evacuations is effortless, with multiple mustering points coordinated right on the screen. Mobile Security Officer dramatically improves productivity, decision-making and response time.

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NNFA/NALA Spring Convention & Trade Show

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Location: Kearney, Nebraska
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Date: 2015-04-21

The NNFA/NALA Spring Convention & Tradeshow is scheduled for April 21 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska. The spring convention hosts more than 750 nursing facility and assisted living professionals.

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CUAD Annual Summit

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Start Date: 2015-04-13
End Date: 2015-04-15

The CUAD Annual Summit is coming up in Las Vegas, Nevada April 13 to 15 at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. Those who attend the event will make direct contact with North Dakota and South Dakota credit union leaders and decision-makers.

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3 Things Your Security Needs to Be Effective When An Active Shooter Strikes

Police Line Do Not CrossDespite the fact that active shooter incidents are rare, in far too many cases, cameras are both sold to and purchased by businesses with the express purpose of addressing the active shooter threat. Unfortunately, simply having a video surveillance system can promote a false sense of security.

For video to be effective in an active shooter incident, the following need to be in place in addition to cameras.

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Surveillance vs. Supervision: Understand the Difference

School Video SurveillanceVideo surveillance is becoming ubiquitous, simply a fact of life in modern society, and our K-12 schools are no exception. However, there is an issue with cameras in schools, and it’s not the one George Orwell warned us about. In many cases, video surveillance systems are being purchased by K-12 campuses with the intent of replacing student supervision personnel.

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