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Articles tagged with: School Security

Protect Your Staff and Students with a Weapons Detection System

Concealed Weapons Detection Pairs With Avigilon Security Solution for Easy and Efficient School Security

Protect Your Staff and Students with a Weapons Detection System

Schools should be safe places for students to learn core skills, socialize, and explore their hobbies and interests. However, with increased school violence, many students and teachers may worry more about their safety and find it hard to focus on academics. Implementing a concealed weapons detection system in your Houston, TX school makes your school a safer place where students can focus on what’s important. Avigilon is a high-quality security system used at schools across Texas. They offer video surveillance, access control, video analytics and more, and all of their solutions can be controlled through the Avigilon Control Center

The concealed weapons detection system, powered by Evolv technology, integrates with your Avigilon Control Center for ease of use. If the alarm is triggered, it will instantly send an alert to your ACC, which will notify all security operators. In addition, the concealed weapons system will stream live video to the ACC alongside security camera footage. 

9 Ways a Mass Notification System Can Help Your School

Keep Everyone Safe & Informed with Push Notifications, Texts, and Calls

9 Ways a Mass Notification System Can Help Your School

Do you want to improve your school’s safety? While automated door locks, alarms, and cameras help ward off potential threats, communication is a key factor in keeping students, staff, and families safe and informed. 

When people don’t know what’s going on or what to do during an emergency, panic and chaos ensue. Whether there’s a large storm approaching or an intruder on campus, you can provide necessary information and peace of mind through a K-12 mass notification system

Read on to learn how mass notification works and the many times it can benefit your Corpus Christi, TX, school. 

More Important Than Ever: How to Improve School Access Control

Stop Threats from Entering at the Door

More Important Than Ever: How to Improve School Access Control

When mass shootings and violence occur at schools, many people wonder how an intruder was able to enter the building in the first place. At Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a back door did not lock as it should have, and the gunman was able to enter the building, leading to irreversible tragedy. 

If your Houston, TX school’s administration is concerned about safety and access control, it’s time to upgrade your system. With card readers, automatic locks, and even biometric technology, you can safeguard every entrance and make your institution safer for all.

Here’s how you can improve access control and, therefore, peace of mind in your Texas school. 

Increasing School Violence Mandates Increasing School Security

Learn About the Latest School Security Threat Management Systems

Increasing School Violence Mandates Increasing School Security

This is an undoubtedly challenging time for our school systems. Shortages of teachers, substitutes, and bus drivers have left schools scrambling for alternatives. Increasing workloads have only furthered teachers’ discontent. According to a survey conducted in February 2022, 66% of Texas educators recently considered leaving their jobs.

Not only does this affect the classroom environment, but it also decreases the staff that walks the hallways, keeping an eye on the kids when they're out of class. This and increasing stress in school and home environments have resulted in rising violence and the need for improved school security threat management.

Unfortunately, we all remember the accidental deadly shooting at a Bellaire, TX, high school in 2020. From 2016-2019, the Houston Independent School District recorded 92 disciplinary actions for guns. According to the Dallas Morning News, at least 101 incidents of gunfire occurred at schools in 2021, resulting in 56 injuries and 21 deaths.

Fortunately, there are several steps that schools across the country and in Texas are taking to help create a safer environment for our kids.