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Read: Protecting Your Campus from Cyber Disaster

Protecting Your Campus from Cyber Disaster

Securing your own network is important, but campuses must also confirm that the outside vendors and networks they connect with are also secure.

Read: Connecticut Opens New Rounds of School Security Grants

Connecticut Opens New Rounds of School Security Grants

The grants aim to improve school security infrastructure and emergency communications. Initial applications are due June 15.

Read: Pandemic Highlights Central Station Dependability and Value

Pandemic Highlights Central Station Dependability and Value

While Internet providers and even 911 centers experience occasional outages, central stations have become virtually indestructible thanks to their strong foundations.

Read: Off-Duty Campus Police Dispatcher Helps Save Man’s Life

Off-Duty Campus Police Dispatcher Helps Save Man’s Life

Springfield Technical Community College campus police department dispatcher Quantisha Wilbon helped perform CPR on the victim.

Read: The New Normal for Security Monitoring, Support and Staffing

The New Normal for Security Monitoring, Support and Staffing

Although the security and safety industry maintains focus on redundancy and business continuity, it appears that most were not prepared for something like COVID-19.

Read: Mobile Safety Apps Help Alleviate Unnecessary 911 Calls

Mobile Safety Apps Help Alleviate Unnecessary 911 Calls

Investing in a mobile safety app for your campus could help keep 911 dispatch centers from being inundated with non-emergency calls.

Read: Microsoft Azure Announces Top Priority Customers During Coronavirus Outbreak

Microsoft Azure Announces Top Priority Customers During Coronavirus Outbreak

COVID-19 has prompted Microsoft Azure to designate first responders, health and emergency management services, critical government infrastructure and remote workers as the company’s top priority during the crisis.

Read: URI Public Safety Department Now Receives 9-1-1 Calls Directly

URI Public Safety Department Now Receives 9-1-1 Calls Directly

Prior to the transition, 9-1-1 calls made from campus were routed to a local police department before being relayed to campus police.

Read: Making the Case for Text-to-911 for School Emergencies

Making the Case for Text-to-911 for School Emergencies

Hearing- and speech-impaired citizens have been pushing for Text-to-911 technology for years and a text can often get through when a voice call cannot.

Read: RapidSOS, 911inform Partner to Connect Smart Buildings to Dispatchers

RapidSOS, 911inform Partner to Connect Smart Buildings to Dispatchers

The partnership enables sending of critical on-scene emergency data and allows 9-1-1 dispatchers to control doors and security cameras by pushing a button.

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