False Alarms

Read: Accuracy of ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection in Question

Accuracy of ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection in Question

A report by a Chicago watchdog agency says ShotSpotter is ineffective, but the company says its solution is 97% accurate.

Read: Study: Widespread Alert Fatigue Results in Ignored Cybersecurity Alerts

Study: Widespread Alert Fatigue Results in Ignored Cybersecurity Alerts

Cybersecurity analysts are being overwhelmed by a flood of false positive alerts from disparate solutions, with missing incidents a rising fear.

Read: STI Now Offering Stopper Station 3-in-1 Kit

STI Now Offering Stopper Station 3-in-1 Kit

STI’s Stopper Station push button was designed with emergencies like lockdowns in mind.

Read: How Man’s Best Friend Could One Day Trigger Alarms and Emergency Alerts

How Man’s Best Friend Could One Day Trigger Alarms and Emergency Alerts

Georgia Institute of Technology is training dogs to communicate using wearable devices that can activate personal response systems (PERS) and other alarms.

Read: Illinois School Speeds Up Investigations with New Security Cameras

Illinois School Speeds Up Investigations with New Security Cameras

Washington Community High School saves hours of searching through video and diminishes false alarms with its new video surveillance system.

Read: Improving Fire System Performance and False Alarm Reduction with Multisensor Detection

Improving Fire System Performance and False Alarm Reduction with Multisensor Detection

Multisensor detection has the potential to reduce the number of false alarms by up to nearly 40%.

Read: False Alarms Can be Reduced With Thermal Imaging

False Alarms Can be Reduced With Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging provides powerful perimeter protection with accurate intrusion classification and visual alarm assessments to minimize false alarms.

Read: UW-Whitewater Implements Changes to Prevent Additional False Alarms

UW-Whitewater Implements Changes to Prevent Additional False Alarms

Inadvertent contact with an alert activation button sent out an email indicating an active threat on the UW-Whitewater campus back in May.

Read: UW-Whitewater Sends False ‘Run Hide Fight’ Alert, Sounds Alarms

UW-Whitewater Sends False ‘Run Hide Fight’ Alert, Sounds Alarms

UW-Whitewater officials blame the error on a “technical issue with the system” and have brought in technical experts to help investigate.

Read: UPDATE: Hawaii Employee Who Sent False Alarm Had Job Performance Issues

UPDATE: Hawaii Employee Who Sent False Alarm Had Job Performance Issues

The Jan. 13 emergency notification blunder in Hawaii highlights the importance of proper systems, training, policies and procedures on campus.

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