Technology Resource for Security Police & Administrators
October 2013 Issue
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Video image detection is pushing past the boundaries of long established fire safety systems. Able to detect smoke or flame anywhere within cameras' field of view, this method is not limited by standard detectors' reliance on distance and area.
Here are the top concerns and comments that were written in by respondents to the December 2011 Campus Safety magazine and Center for Campus Fire Safety fire survey.
More than half of university, hospital and K-12 school district fire protection professionals rate system maintenance (57%) and false alarms (53%) as two of their top four campus fire protection concerns.
The benefits of video technology are being extended from surveillance and intrusion detection to assisting in fire detection and verification. Find out what considerations, practices and codes figure prominently for successful deployment.
Recent technological advancements are bringing improved intrusion detection and hosted security capabilities to campuses. Helping drive the momentum is remote monitoring, smart sensors and new graphic user interfaces.
When Spokane Public Schools (SPS) embarked on a district-wide renovation of its schools and facilities, a locally-based systems integrator was called on to provide upgrades to the fire/life-safety systems.
University, school and hospital administrators must understand the mass notification/emergency communication codes, planning process and available technologies. Conducting a thorough risk analysis and making the most of its findings is key.
November 22, 2013
You Can Play, Colorado! (Denver East High School)
December 3, 2013
Caught on CCTV: Banana Peel Scam Goes Wrong
November 1, 2013
How to Get the Public to Pay Attention to Emergency Alerts
November 19, 2013
Extent of Public Safety Changes in Response to Major 2012-2013 Disasters
October 24, 2013
Photo Gallery: School Front Entrance Security
October 8, 2013
Vanderbilt University Police's Dispatch Center