Metal Detection

Read: More Schools Adopt Clear Backpack Policies to Prevent Gun Violence

More Schools Adopt Clear Backpack Policies to Prevent Gun Violence

The new policies requiring students to only carry clear backpacks were announced in Virginia, Texas, and Georgia.

Read: How to Get What You Need from Your Security Systems Integrator

How to Get What You Need from Your Security Systems Integrator

Four campus protection pros describe how they vet their electronic security contractors and the top challenges they must address.

Read: Broward County Public Schools Bans Backpacks for Last Week of School

Broward County Public Schools Bans Backpacks for Last Week of School

BCPS said it was “prioritizing the safety of our students and staff” by issuing the backpack ban but did not elaborate on the reasoning.

Read: NYC Public Schools: 4 Students Hurt in 3 Knife Fights in Same Day

NYC Public Schools: 4 Students Hurt in 3 Knife Fights in Same Day

Metal detectors were installed at Manhattan’s High School of Graphic Communication Arts the day after a knife fight.

Read: Think Like a Security Pro: Weapons Detection Versus Threat Detection

Think Like a Security Pro: Weapons Detection Versus Threat Detection

As more and more school districts make the decision to acquire security screening technology, new questions need to be asked. Perhaps the most important one is: what am I trying to find?

Read: Penn Medicine Spends $28 Million on Weapons Detection

Penn Medicine Spends $28 Million on Weapons Detection

During the first three months, the machine reportedly prevented 123 guns, 72 knives, and 143 other unspecified weapons from entering the facility.

Read: 34% of Public High School Teachers Say Their School Had Gun-Related Lockdown Last Year

34% of Public High School Teachers Say Their School Had Gun-Related Lockdown Last Year

The Pew Research Center asked K-12 public school teachers about their experiences with lockdowns and fears surrounding school gun violence.

Read: New York City Rolls Out New Metal Detectors in Schools

New York City Rolls Out New Metal Detectors in Schools

CEIA’s Opengate metal detectors will be deployed in more than 80 schools in the city.

Read: Is Your Dog Family?

Is Your Dog Family?

Building relationships between disparate groups is key to building an effective security system. What lesson does the family pet have for security leaders?

Read: Barberton High School Entrusts Metrasens Advanced Detection Technology to Strengthen Security Measures

Barberton High School Entrusts Metrasens Advanced Detection Technology to Strengthen Security Measures

Metrasens Ultra is designed to be safe for all individuals, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, operating with a passive search method.

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