Campus Safety’s Top Blogs of 2011

Access control, Occupy Wall Street, mass notification, flash mobs and guns on campus were just some of the hot topics this year.

2011 was an eventful year that kept our Campus Command Post bloggers busy.

Campus Safety would like to thank our regular blog contributors, Dave Burns, Michael Dorn and Jim Grayson for their oustanding insight on today’s most pressing hospital, school and university public safety issues. We also greatly appreciate our guest bloggers who contributed outstanding content as well. Happy New Year!

Here are the top Campus Command Post blogs from 2011:


Mass Notification Lessons Learned from Virginia Tech

  • U.S. Department of Education report highlights new precedents that campuses must consider.

Don’t Allow Guns on Campus

  • Here are seven reasons why they are a bad idea.

What 1st Responders Know About Building Design

  • Law enforcement, fire officials, emergency management and security professionals can spot safety issues with new construction and renovation plans.

When ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Occupies Your Street

  • Here are some of the lessons learned by Carolinas Medical Center when Occupy Charlotte protested at their facilities.

Does Everyone Know What ‘Code Red’ Means?

  • During stressful situations, school teachers and administrators might not be able to effectively use codes.

Campus Safety Grants: It’s Not All Doom & Gloom

  • Grant applications for programs that are sustainable, reduce unemployment and focus on more than just the purchasing of equipment have the best chance of being awarded.

Is Your Campus Prepared for Flash Mobs?

  • Community policing, tip lines and video surveillance can help, but how much?

The Challenges of Tracking Potentially Dangerous People

  • With the Tucson, Ariz., shootings, the nation was once again witness to a mass homicide that had connections to an Institution of Higher Education (IHE).

Smartphones: How Defense Attorneys Can Use Discovery Rules to Ensnare You

  • Using your phone for the job can be helpful, but it could get you into legal hot water.

The Ins and Outs of Physical Access Control

  • Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of a few basic mechanical and electronic access control systems.

To see what our bloggers are writing about now, visit our Campus Command Post.

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About the Author

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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