Entries by SafeDefend

Police Reform will Impact School Security Preparedness

With the recent attention on law enforcement there has been an increase in the desire of communities to change the way police interact with citizens.  Minneapolis recently voted to disband the current policing system and attempt a transformation to a more civic minded approach.  New York City is looking to cut more than a billion […]

Alarms installed for School Safety should not be Silent

There is always room for discussion when it comes to school safety.  We need to look at other areas of security and determine how those apply to the school setting.  Our schools are too porous to apply the same model used in federal, state and local government buildings.  Window laminates slow the entry into a […]

There are Good and Bad Ways to Conduct Active Shooter Drills

There have been numerous stories about the harm active shooter drills have caused.  A recent article from the Associated Press cited statements from the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association that disavow unannounced drills or simulated gunfire.  Most of the time these drills are not thought out well enough to apply to the […]

Time is a Factor in a Hostile Crisis

The shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, CA highlights a continued problem that schools face during an active shooter event.  After all the external security has been compromised and a perpetrator starts an attack, how do we quickly initiate a lockdown and get police notified.  Time and again we have seen that there […]

How well do you communicate a hostile crisis in your building?

In order to mitigate casualties in a mass casualty event it is important to look at past incidents.  This doesn’t have to be a direct comparison but rather should examine solutions that work and why they are effective.  Simply put the importance of mass notification is essential to alert people of a threat to their […]