Safety and Security--HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Caught on Camera. Describes the benefits of and rules to be followed when using surveillance cameras for school security. Discusses various camera models, including indoor and outdoor fixed position cameras, pan-tilt... 04/30/2002
Choose Your Integrator Wisely. Describes approaches to choosing a campus electronic security system integrator, either through single sourcing or a competitive bid. Assessing an integrator's credentials, choosing between a... 08/31/2008
Closed View. Discusses security requirement needs when selecting windows and doors for schools and university buildings. Issues addressed include key and lock management, window sturdiness, and emergency exiting. 03/31/2000
Closer Scrutiny. Examines strategies that some universities are using to make their stadium sporting events more secure in the post September 11 era. Schools reveal how they are minimizing their terrorism risks and... 11/30/2001
College Campus Shootings Prompt New Emergency Preparedness Steps In the years since the killings at Virginia Tech, colleges and universities around the country have taken many steps to prevent mass shootings on campus. Those strategies represent an emerging set of... 06/30/2012
Combine Security and Safety with the Right Door Hardware. Discusses how door design and construction can add safety and security to educational facilities. Exit device variations, and electromagnetic locks and access control are explored. Also discussed are... 10/31/1999
Complying with the Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act. Reviews particulars of the 2008 Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act, which requires higher education institutions to annually report considerable fire safety information to the U.S. Department of... 12/31/2008
Complying with the Jeanne Cleary Act. Describes the crime statistics that higher education institutions must report annually for incidents occurring on campus, in unobstructed areas adjacent to or running through the campus, and in off-... 10/31/2005
Connect the Dots in Disaster Planning. In the second article in a series on the implications of September 11 to colleges and universities, executives at the Society for College and University Planning outline an integrated approach to... 12/31/2001
Controlling the Ins and Outs of Campus Buildings. Reviews six criteria that should be met in order for access-controlled egress doors to meet codes. 10/31/2006
Convergence: The New Security Priority. Discusses the importance of physical security in defending IT security. Door and access control is emphasized as the front line against intruding hackers. 01/31/2010
Convergence: Yea or Nay? Discusses merging of campus physical and IT security, citing examples of hardware and software applications from higher education institutions that have merged these functions, as well as from those... 06/30/2008
Core Components of Contract Security RFPs. Lists sixteen items that should be present in every campus security provider request for proposal. 08/31/2008
CPTED 101: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design - The Fundamentals for Schools. Discusses the concepts of natural surveillance, natural access control, and territoriality as a means to improve school security. Each concept is defined and presented along with basic principles of... 12/31/2009
Creating and Maintaining Safe College Campuses: A Sourcebook for Enhancing and Evaluating Safety Programs. This book serves as a sourcebook to enhance and evaluate safety programs, generate new solutions and interventions, comply with new legislation, and present practical steps and guidelines to... 12/31/2006
Crisis on Campus. Reviews the sequence of events in the April 16, 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech University, and some of the particular security issues on multi-building college campuses. Various methods of notifying... 04/30/2007
Cross-Campus CCTV. Explains how CCTV can be connected to existing campus wired or wireless networks, with handheld monitors for security officers. 03/31/2005
Cutting Budgets in the Recession? Don't Cut Security. [Four Building Security Hotspots.] Advises against cutting security budgets during a recession. Re-evaluating systems for effectiveness and economical updates are suggested, while opening up the organization to liability should... 07/31/2009
Defining the Role of the Professional Security Consultant. Discusses the skill set that should be available in security consultants to higher education, including the ability to work with mechanical, architectural, electrical, landscaping, and... 07/31/2002
Design Considerations Balance Sustainability, Safety Needs. Briefly addresses several issues where building security and sustainability meet in the areas of outdoor and indoor lighting, the exterior building envelope, and landscaping. 04/30/2009
Different TV Reality. Discusses the proactive use of video surveillance made possible through digitization. Real-time sharing with law enforcement, camera placement, open communication about the surveillance policy,... 04/30/2007
Disaster Planning 101: Not Just Waiting for the Rainbow Sign. Recounts the experience of East Carolina University (North Carolina) in responding to the disaster of Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Identifies 10 operational lessons such as ensuring that the institution... 09/30/2000
Don't Drop the Ball When it Comes to Event Security. Advises on security for campus events, including identification of assets in need of protection, identification of threats, rating the impact that loss might have, and determination of cost-benefit... 10/31/2007
Door Hardware: Code Considerations. Reviews highlights of major codes regarding door hardware, with particular attention to maintaining both fire safety and security, as well as compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. 05/31/2011
Door Locking Options for Schools. Explains the building and fire code requirements governing doors in schools, discusses existing door locking options, and describes the varied and sometimes conflicting safety- and security-related... 12/31/2008