Campus Safety’s Week in Review
In cased you missed them, here are some interesting stories that ran on CampusSafetyMagazine.com May 10-17, 2013.
- Access control, metal detection and limiting the size of packages allowed into your event will help boost security.
- Sharing knowledge, wisdom and experiences is the path to continuing to move fire and life safety forward. This goes for innovating products, saving lives and reducing injuries and property loss, as well as running more successful businesses. That’s why conferences like NFPA’s recent Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SUPDET) are so important.
- Video shows a “worst-case scenario” of what can happen if bullying is not addressed immediately.
- Campuses deploying Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) technology will need to follow a number of critical best practices for issuing contact and/or contactless EMV cards with the highest possible security assurances, while also enabling instant issuance capabilities at thousands of branch offices and other locations.
- The converted school bus is equipped with a 32-inch flat screen TV, two-way radios, laptops and more.
- Video surveillance footage at a Seattle gas station captures a man apologizing to a gas station cashier for robbing him at gunpoint.
- See what the Harlem Shake looks like as see through a thermal imaging camera.
- In this video, Jack Poole, who is the principal for Poole Fire Protection, discusses the risk analysis required so that campuses install the appropriate mass notification system. Poole’s presentation was at the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety on May 6 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
- A judge has barred an eighth grader from attending any public schools in the county after learning that she has a history of videotaped assaults on other students.
- The World Health Organization is closely monitoring H7N9, which is a new strain of bird flu, and the coronavirus related to SARS, called MERS-CoV.
- In response to recent muggings and other crimes on campus, the University of Kentucky (UK) plans to spend $5 million to enhance security.
- Three months after the dismissal of its former police chief, Northern Illinois University (NIU) announced Tuesday that it would begin searching for a new leader for the campus police force.
- In an effort to increase campus safety, the Holyoke Community College (HCC) Board of Trustees is considering arming the school’s nine-person campus police force.
- A drug marketed as an alternative to LSD or mescaline could be among the most powerful and potentially deadly of the synthetic drugs that have inundated the market in recent years, police and physicians believe.
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