In the flurry of back to school emails that I received from administrators, teachers, and staff was a notice about the new buzz in system being implemented at our district. The requisite apologies for inconvenience and lack of access were included for sincerity purposes. It made me consider why we were apologizing for attempting to […]
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With all the investigations, reviews, lawsuits, and committees looking at the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School it is unlikely that an official report will be released anytime soon. In the Miami Herald article Seconds mattered: How the response at Parkland went wrong in 11 minutes there is a clear analysis of the known events […]
The news of an active shooter at the YouTube headquarters is saddening. As the nation focuses on the conversation of school security in the wake of the shooting at Parkland, FL the discussion of threats in the workplace became sidelined. We know from the FBI Active Shooter reports from 2000-2015 that 95% of active shooters […]
The picture of the the sheriff’s deputy guarding the front of Marjory Stoneman portrays an extreme sense of security with the gates in the background. When we look at the campus photos we see fencing around the entire campus. We know that surveillance cameras were placed all over the campus as well. On the 45 […]
SafeDefend spoke on the Teachthought podcast about school safety and security.
The most important thing to understand when addressing school security is that it must be based on effectiveness. We know from past incidents that quick notification to police and alerting occupants are the two best ways to reduce casualties. Perimeter security focuses on locking the problem out. Metal detectors rely on the idea that you […]
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In the News
- Jewish Community Campus installs SafeDefend to increase security effortsNovember 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm
- Jewish Community Campus improves security with new line of defenseOctober 30, 2018 - 7:37 pm
- Former school principal’s SafeDefend active shooter system installed at Jewish Community Center, target of 2014 Overland Park shootingsOctober 30, 2018 - 7:11 pm