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Read: Text Message Troubleshooting: 4 Challenges Your Campus Should Address

Text Message Troubleshooting: 4 Challenges Your Campus Should Address

Here’s how campuses can start to tackle some of the shortcomings associated with text messaging disaster notification solutions.

Read: Making the Leap to IP Video a Safer Bet

Making the Leap to IP Video a Safer Bet

Recent innovations in IP-based video surveillance systems are making this technology more attractive to hospitals, schools and universities.

Read: Choose Your Integrator Wisely

Choose Your Integrator Wisely

The right integrator can make or break an electronic security project. Appropriate experience, specialization, financial stability, location and reputation are just some of the attributes that make a contractor a good fit.

Read: 7 Secrets to Selecting a Contract Security Provider

7 Secrets to Selecting a Contract Security Provider

When a campus law enforcement department doesn’t have enough staff or the right type of officers, technological solutions can only help so much. Contract security companies just might be able to provide your institution with the personnel it needs to make its public safety functions complete.

Read: 5 Tips for Writing Effective RFPs

5 Tips for Writing Effective RFPs

When a campus has a large electronic security project, a request for proposal (RFP) can help the institution select the best integrators for the job. These suggestions will you help you craft an RFP that delivers results.

Core Components of Contract Security RFPs

References, background checks and training are just some of the important features that should be included.

Read: Colleges Must Remain Vigilant With Their Emergency Alert Programs

Colleges Must Remain Vigilant With Their Emergency Alert Programs

Many college and university officials are breathing a little easier now that the reauthorized Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEA) does not include the 30-minute notice provision. Still, no one should get too comfortable.

The Bids Are Back… Now What?

If a campus has drafted a good RFP, it should receive responses from three to five qualified integrators. The next step is to compare the bids.

Read: Interpreting Graffiti: What the Writing on the Wall Can Tell You

Interpreting Graffiti: What the Writing on the Wall Can Tell You

What does graffiti mean?

Read: ‘Sorry’ Seems to be the Hardest Word

‘Sorry’ Seems to be the Hardest Word

The individuals I respect most aren’t necessarily the ones who are always right but those who recognize they’ve made a mistake, apologize and change their behavior. If your campus isn’t accustomed to this type of soul searching, perhaps you should start.

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