Campus Safety’s Top Tech Articles of 2012



Here are the most popular technology articles that ran on from Nov. 1, 2011 to Dec. 1, 2012.





  1. USC Campus Security: Taking It to the Streets: The University of Southern California has drastically reduced violent crimes by introducing video surveillance, security ambassadors and community programs into the neighborhoods surrounding campus.
  2. Florida State Aims for ‘Easy Button’ Solution to Mass Notification: Institutions cannot afford to have an emergency notification system that takes minutes to verify an emergency, draft a message, seek approval and/or send the alert. To address this challenge, Florida State University, in conjunction with Siemens, has developed a centralized activation portal for its FSU ALERT emergency notification system.
  3. ID Cards Aren’t Just for Access Control Any More: The use of credentials at institutions of higher learning is expanding to include cafeteria privileges, library services, debit, transportation, printing and more. Eventually, campuses might do away with ID cards and use cell phone technology instead.
  4. Is NFC the Future of Access Control?: In a pilot program, Arizona State University students and staff used Near Field Communication-enabled mobile phones to enter their residence hall. The technology could eventually provide an alternative to ID cards on campuses.
  5. Where to Install Cameras on K-12 Campuses: Placing video surveillance solutions in these nine locations will ensure your district’s technology investment has the greatest impact.

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