Safety and Security--HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Security Technologies. Discusses convergence of networked security technologies that connects cameras, video analytics, and mass notification systems. These systems are typically Internet-based and can identify potential... 07/31/2009
Security vs. Safety. Provides administrative advice on how some safety experts have made college campuses safer and friendlier without breaking the budget. Tips on security and advice on safety management that... 09/30/1999
Security vs. Sustainability. Discusses the potential competition between building sustainability and security issues. Preferences for lighting, landscaping, and opening control by one interest may inhibit success in the other.... 11/30/2009
Security/Life Safety: A Need for Change. In response to legislation, colleges and universities in several states must prepare to install sprinkler systems. Four basic issues an engineering study should examine include: whether the existing... 06/30/2003
Seeing Eye Cameras. Discusses video surveillance equipment that can be programmed to use analytics to discern, highlight, and alert to unwanted activities in school areas. This relieves security personnel of constant... 02/28/2009
Seeing it Through. Reviews current digital surveillance technology, with emphasis on IP video. Advice on selecting, funding, prioritizing, and collaborating on systems is included. 02/28/2007
Selecting a Mass-Notification Solution. Advises on evaluating a mass notification system for ease of use, reliability, scalability, cost, and features. Techniques for testing a vendor's system are suggested, as are considerations of... 10/31/2008
Selecting a Security Systems Integrator. Outlines a due-diligence process for selecting a security systems that addresses security assessment steps, envisioning security challenges, implementing the process, and persistence in asking... 06/30/2009
Selecting Security Technology Providers. Describes a process for selecting security technology consultants and systems integrators. Includes two appendices, Identifying Desired System Attributes and Identifying Desired System Components. 12/31/2008
Selling Security. Advises on how to justify expenditures for building security, including security assessments of the surrounding neighborhoods, willingness of the institution to assume risk, upgrading security... 01/31/2009
Senate Hearings: Security on America's College Campuses The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a joint hearing on April 23 exploring the adequacy of security plans, communications systems, and mental health resources.... 04/22/2007
Seven Secrets to Selecting a Contract Security Provider. Advises on selecting a campus security contractor that has the appropriate specialized experience, local infrastructure, access to the most current information, the right training, special events... 08/31/2008
Seven Tips for Vetting an Outside Contractor. Advises on minimizing downtime and maintaining safety when engaging outside facilities contractors. Planning, checking credentials, safety, contingency plans, communication, and long-term commitment... 04/30/2011
Shedding Light on University Security. Advises on the incorporation of lighting into campus security, as a means of illumination for CCTV surveillance, influencing traffic flow, and creating a sense of safety. Recommended levels and... 04/30/2005
Shelter from the Storm. Discusses how door manufacturers are introducing products designed to pass the rigorous tests needed to withstand tornadoes, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency's 320 and 361... 02/28/2002
Small Steps to Safety. Discusses improving campus safety by timely observation, communication, and response regarding hazards such as broken or uneven sidewalks, theft, outdoor lighting, and pedestrian visibility from... 03/31/2008
Special Considerations for Multiple Fire Alarm Systems in Educational Facilities. Discusses a particular problem with add-on fire alarm systems for new additions in educational buildings, when resetting after an alarm is difficult to coordinate. 10/31/2008
Standing Tall. Advises on contract security personnel for widespread campus locations. Problems finding for diverse settings, and then supervising them when they do not necessarily report for a roll call are... 01/31/2009
Student Safety and Security on the Campus and Beyond. Suggests ways that training and coordinating campus security and custodial personnel can improve campus security. 06/30/2006
Success Breeds Success. The Evolution of a Student Center Describes the University of Alabama North Campus Student Center that will combine recreation, residential housing offices and a convenience food concept in the new facility. The new facility will... 03/31/2012
Survey Says: Campus Security Tops List. Reports that a recent survey of facility management professionals revealed that locks and security, emergency response, and fire alarms were the three highest priorities, registering 84, 83, and 81... 04/30/2009
Surviving a Crisis. Discusses crisis management planning for college and university campuses that can contribute to effective and rapid response and wise decision making during not only natural disasters, but also those... 09/30/1999
Sustainable Security. Advises on creating vibrant, affordable neighborhoods around higher education campuses to improve security and to enable employees to live close to work. Merging of security features with sustainable... 03/31/2009
Systemizing Safety in Higher Education. Outlines organization for effective campus security, listing the components of a thorough safety assessment, describing typical security challenges according to type of facility, and advice on how to... 10/31/2006
Take a Better Look. Reviews current IP camera surveillance capabilities, citing examples of how these have been deployed, managed, and successfully used to thwart criminal activity on higher education campuses. 12/31/2010