Emergency Lockdown Systems For Schools & Businesses

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 […]

5 Critical Things a Lockdown System Must Do

For many parents, educators, and communities, 2018 was a year of heartbreak. That year, 113 people were killed or injured in school shootings in the United States. According to the Center for Homeland Defense & Security, it was the worst year on record. Yet, with school shootings receiving media attention for over a decade, the […]

More of the same a year after the Parkland shooting

The solution to school security is not more of the same With the anniversary of the Parkland shooting there have been a lot of articles about the changes over the last year.  The interesting observation is that nothing has changed but rather a double down on more of the same.  The response to these events […]

Train according to the possibilities not the protocols

With the changes to the crisis drill requirements in the country the addition of intruder response drills and lockdown drills have been an overall positive thing. Most school administrators had already added these types of drills to the preparedness training by staff.  At SafeDefend we encourage schools to regularly discuss response options and consider scenarios […]

Jewish Community Campus installs SafeDefend to increase security efforts

Rae Daniel 11:17 AM, Nov 5, 2018 OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Two organizations with the Jewish Community Campus have partnered with SafeDefend, a security system designed to use several communication methods to alert security, faculty and students in seconds when a crisis is occurring. SafeDefend systems have been installed in schools and businesses across the country. […]