Safety and Security--PK-12

Title Abstract Publication Date
Big Ideas. Presents selected responses of 57 active school architects to five questions concerning trends in school design and school security. 10/31/2007
Biometrics Go Mainstream. Describes retina, iris, fingerprint, voice, facial, and hand geometry recognition for security. The technologies are compared, and caveats concerning privacy, false acceptance, and false rejection... 03/31/2006
Bomb Threat Basics. Discusses the increasing concern of bomb threats and explosive devices in today's public schools. The scope of the problem is explored as are planning tips for decreasing these threats. 01/31/2001
Boone County Schools Move up the Security Pyramid. Describes upgrades to access control in this Kentucky school system. Multiple key systems existed across the district, and even within some schools. Conversion of existing schools to battery-operated... 07/31/2011
Border Patrol. Describes surveillance, card access, and security in two public school systems and at Ohio State University. 09/30/2005
Bright Ideas for Picture Perfect Video. Discusses lighting and camera selection for successful campus surveillance applications, imaging that makes best use of bandwith and requires less storage, and proper placement that puts cameras out... 06/30/2008
Bringing SARA to School. Well-designed problem-solving plans have something metal detectors and security cameras lack: proof of success. SARA, an acronym for Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment, was shown to... 02/29/2000
Building a Safe Environment. Explains how proper site and facility assessments can create a school atmosphere that discourages violence. Issues involving access, general appearance, surveillance, comfort and convenience,... 10/31/2000
Building a Safe Outdoor Environment. Defines elements of SAFE playground design: Supervisability, Appropriate developmental design, Falls, and Equipment Maintenance. Under each category, details of materials and design are discussed,... 05/31/2004
Building A Virtual Fence Network cameras secure 25 Arizona schools and district offices. 06/30/2012
Building Better Schools. Offers ten ideas for schools and universities before embarking on a new construction project: defining a school, shared space, sustainability, outdoor landscape, geoexchange, a variety of spaces,... 12/31/2002
Building Codes Illustrated for Elementary and Secondary Schools. Analyzes and illustrates the intent and potential interpretations of the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) as it applies to educational facilities. The book discusses how the Code was developed... 12/31/2006
Building Design for Greater Security. Discusses school design concepts that can help create safer schools that provide a supportive environment where teachers can know their students better and where continuity of learning is fostered.... 07/31/1999
Building Security into Schools. Offers tips for redesigning safer school sites; installing and implementing security technologies (closed-circuit television cameras, door security hardware, electronic security panels,... 01/31/2000
Building Security: Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design. This handbook covers over 20 building types and several disciplines in the name of designing and maintaining secure buildings. The book is organized in six parts: 1) Achieving Transparent Security, 2... 12/31/2003
Buildings, Not Drills, Hold Key to Disaster-Proof Schools. In the Mid-South, the Wasatch Front, and the Pacific Northwest, hundreds of thousands of children attend classes in buildings not designed to protect them on the day that local faults decide to slip... 07/17/2011
Buyer Beware. Highlights some deceptive practices employed by product vendors wishing to penetrate the school security market. Haste in acquiring security equipment can lead to inappropriate selection of... 10/31/2007
California's Safe Routes to School Program. Evaluates California's Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program, which funds traffic improvement projects designed to improve safety for walking and bicycling to school, and to increase the number... 06/30/2005
Campus Fire Facts. According to a December 2008 survey by this magazine, half of college and K-12 school fire safety professionals say systems maintenance is one of their top four fire protection challenges. More than... 12/31/2008
Campus Safety Grant Strategies: Your First Steps. Offers strategies for obtaining grants to enhance campus safety, discussing what grants typically do and do not cover, and the steps that institutions need to take before even seeking grant funds. 12/31/2008
Campus Safety Magazine This publication exclusively serves campus police chiefs, security directors, IT personnel and executive administrators involved in the public safety and security of major schools and universities in...
Case Study: Piedmont California Schools Lock Down Classroom Security. Describes this district's replacement of 50 classroom door locks that can be locked from inside with a key, new panic bars for exit doors that can be found in the dark, and standardization of... 09/30/2009
Caught on Camera. Reviews the efforts at Taos Municipal Schools to implement video surveillance. Efforts to install as system district-wide were met with opposition, but eventually won acceptance when a small, trial... 10/31/2008
CCTV Basics. Describes tasks that closed circuit television cameras can be expected to perform, and how they should be placed and monitored in order to accomplish those tasks. 06/30/2004
CDW-G K-12: School Safety Index. Benchmarks the current status of public school district safety. Based on 14 elements of physical and cyber safety, the survey of 381 school district IT and security directors illustrates the... 06/24/2007