Emergency Lockdown Systems For Schools & Businesses

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 […]

Thinking Training for the New School Year

As we head back to school most districts have already filled their schedule for returning teacher training.  You probably are even instructing your staff on the changes to Kansas Senate Bill 128 which changed the number of drills for schools.  The Kansas Department of Education Safe and Secure Schools Unit has valuable resources on their […]

Expert Advice on Evaluating Lockdown Systems: 7 Critical Questions to Ask

School shootings continue to make headlines. They continue to inspire outrage, horror, shock, and disbelief. And they continue to take lives, tragically, and far more often than they should. Even though these events remain relatively rare, they have an outsized impact on our hearts, minds, and imaginations, and it is incumbent upon every decision-maker tasked […]

The Biggest Problem with Current School Safety Solutions

When we look back at the three deadliest school shootings of 2018, one similarity they all share is obvious: none of the school safety solutions that the districts had in place at the time did what they were supposed to do. These shootings occurred in Marshall County, Kentucky, where there were two deaths (and an […]

Do Armed Guards Make Kids Feel Safer in Schools?

In response to several school shootings there has been a large push to allow armed personnel or to add school resource officers on campus.  This is a popular approach that has gained traction over the last few years.  There can be a financial cost for additional personnel, training and potential liability.  Outside of these factors […]