False 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.

Read: USC Professor Detained for Falsely Reporting Active Shooter

USC Professor Detained for Falsely Reporting Active Shooter

Several students say the adjunct professor seemed agitated and distraught, making references to the recent Las Vegas mass shooting.

Read: Pipe Bomb Found at Minn. College, Active Shooter Alert Mistakenly Sent

Pipe Bomb Found at Minn. College, Active Shooter Alert Mistakenly Sent

When a pipe bomb was found under a chair in an administrative building, an automated text message reporting an active shooter was wrongfully sent.

Read: Lack of Encryption Causes Dallas Emergency Siren Hack

Lack of Encryption Causes Dallas Emergency Siren Hack

The city’s sirens were hacked through radio frequencies, not a computer network.

Read: STI Single-Gang Protective Cover

STI Single-Gang Protective Cover

The covers help protect against vandalism and accidental damage.

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