Safety and Security--HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
One-Card Programs Boast Endless Options. Discusses how all-campus ID cards are easy to manage, enhance overall campus security, lower operating expenses, and provide a chance to build lasting relationships with the community by taking the... 01/31/2003
Operating in a New Era of Campus Security. Advises on current approaches to higher education campus security, emphasizing conformance to National Incident Management system standards, improving mass notification systems, and how to solicit... 06/30/2008
Opportunistic Security. Describes how disparate security technology responses on a campus can form the basis for an overall security strategy, including those seemingly unconnected implementations that respond to specific... 10/31/2004
Out with the Old, In with the New. Describes how Riverside Community College District upgraded its student ID cards from simple identification for library use to cards that enabled the recording of laboratory use and access to ATM... 06/30/2008
Outsourcing Campus Security Operations. Details the agreement between Auburn University and the city of Auburn whereby the city provides campus security via the municipal police force. 03/31/2008
Overcoming Common Barriers to Good Campus Safety. Explores common barriers to campus safety and approaches to addressing them. Apathy, misdirection of efforts due to notorious but rare events, lack of funding, contradictory advice, and political... 11/07/2008
Overview of the Virginia Tech Tragedy and Implications for Campus Safety: The IACLEA Blueprint for Safer Campuses. Synthesizes reports written following the April 16, 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech. The document concludes that unmanaged mental health issues, easy access to firearms, a lack of communication among... 04/17/2008
Painting A Secure University Education. Case study of the enhanced security system for Academy of Art University in San Francisco, an urban campus environment. 10/31/2011
Planning for Campus Safety. Reviews recent disasters that have affected higher education campuses, how the facilities staff prepared for and recovered from them, and lessons learned from successes and failures in their... 12/31/2008
Planning Your Security Program. Outlines basic steps when planning and implementing a building security system. Determining needs, exploring options, obtaining professional feedback, implementation, and review are addressed. 09/01/2008
Practical Documents for Campus Security: NFPA 730 and 731. Compares content of two National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents regarding campus security. In principle, they complement each other. NFPA 730 is a standard. NFPA 731 is a guide to... 04/30/2011
Prepare Students for Carbon Monoxide Safety in Residence Halls and Off-Campus Housing. Advises on carbon monoxide safety, including proper alarms and recognition of symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. 10/31/2006
Preparing for Disaster. Discusses tornado and earthquake safety preparations, citing examples of damage and recovery at an Illinois middle school after a tornado, and at California State University, Northridge, after the... 05/31/2004
Preparing for Disaster. Describes protective measures undertaken at two universities in advance of 2003's Hurricane Isabel, the minimal property damage sustained, and procedural changes that were made afterward. 01/31/2004
Preparing for the Worst, Just in Case. Reviews how Coastal Carolina University installed 80 wireless call boxes, accompanies by nearly 200 IP video surveillance cameras with superior coverage and image quality. 08/31/2008
Preventing Crime in Parking Lots and Structures. Discusses how to apply principles of natural surveillance, territorial reinforcement, natural access control, and target hardening for new parking facilities. Also included is advice on how to make... 12/31/2007
Protecting Campus IT Assets. Describes potential threats to IT security, strategies that can help protect campus networks, and Concordia University of Wisconsin's endeavors in this area. 10/31/2004
Protecting School Perimeters. Briefly addresses school access control through improved electronic access over key control, as well as biometrics. Examples from a high school and two school systems are cited. 12/31/2006
Protecting Schools with Advanced Access Control Systems. Proposes a four-level security pyramid to organize campus security, with ascending levels representing more sophisticated, and probably less frequently needed, security technologies. Varieties of... 02/28/2005
Protecting the Security Budget. Advises on justifying security expenditures by demonstrating how security technology can reduce demands on security staff, and how to prioritize cuts when necessary. Excessive access control,... 04/30/2009
Proven Tactics to Prevent Campus Weapons Assaults. Reviews policies, procedures, and facilities-related measures for preventing higher education campus weapons assaults, including access control, traffic enforcement, metal detection, and a variety of... 05/31/2007
Providing Safe Facilities: Conducting a Facility Risk Review. Outlines steps of an athletic facility safety audit and offers a sample format of a safety inspection checklist and action report. Includes 12 references. 12/31/2008
Putting a Lock on Security. Discusses affordable retrofits of door locks that do not require switching to a fully automated system. Electronic lock cylinders are emphasized, with their programmability and scalability detailed,... 08/31/2009
Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook. FEMA 154, Edition 2. Presents a method to quickly identify, inventory, and rank buildings posing risk of death, injury, or severe curtailment in use following an earthquake. The procedure can be used by trained personnel... 02/28/2002
Ready to Respond. Presents the responses of four higher education security officers as to how they are adapting their security measures in response to recent high-profile campus shootings. Procedural and... 06/30/2008