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Read: Survey: K-12 Schools Prioritizing Physical Security, Colleges Lagging Behind

Survey: K-12 Schools Prioritizing Physical Security, Colleges Lagging Behind

Campus Safety’s latest survey finds that K-12 schools are way ahead of institutions of higher education in conducting security site assessments and maintaining door locks.

Read: Back to School Safety: Prioritizing Security and Life Safety Systems

Back to School Safety: Prioritizing Security and Life Safety Systems

Evaluating potential misuse of life safety systems and using existing infrastructure and technology are a few ways having a thorough system of response helps mitigate critical threats.

Read: Locking Lessons Learned from Uvalde

Locking Lessons Learned from Uvalde

Here are some of the leading classroom door locking practices schools can adopt to effectively mitigate an active shooter attack.

Read: Robb Elementary Teacher Closed Door Before Attack But It Didn’t Lock

Robb Elementary Teacher Closed Door Before Attack But It Didn’t Lock

Police confirmed the teacher propped open the door with a rock but closed it before the gunman entered, contradicting an original statement.

Read: Opinion: Did Michigan’s New Door Barricade Device Legislation Just Empower Bullies?

Opinion: Did Michigan’s New Door Barricade Device Legislation Just Empower Bullies?

Safety and security are a priority for schools and legislators, but life safety shortcuts, such as door barricade devices, may lead to even more tragedy.

Read: Oxford Shooting Update: A Warning About Non-Code-Compliant Door Barricade Devices

Oxford Shooting Update: A Warning About Non-Code-Compliant Door Barricade Devices

Most door barricade devices don’t comply with ADA and NFPA codes. They also pose other major risks.

Read: Designing a New Mass Notification System? Conduct a Risk Analysis

Designing a New Mass Notification System? Conduct a Risk Analysis

Identify your risks at the start of your mass notification project, but also during the project and for as long as the MNS system is in use.

Read: NFPA Launches Ecosystem Assessment Tool to Identify Life-Safety Gaps

NFPA Launches Ecosystem Assessment Tool to Identify Life-Safety Gaps

The NFPA Ecosystem Assessment Tool gives communities the opportunity to revisit safety practices before weaknesses in the system lead to tragedies.

Read: Would You ‘Value Engineer’ Life Safety?

Would You ‘Value Engineer’ Life Safety?

Be sure your mass notification systems are code- and standard-compliant so they will meet the challenges your campus could face.

Read: Ensuring Hybrid Learning Audio Solutions Comply with Life Safety Requirements

Ensuring Hybrid Learning Audio Solutions Comply with Life Safety Requirements

Schools are trying to accommodate hybrid classrooms by installing residential systems that meet immediate classroom needs but do not meet mass notification and life safety requirements.

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