School Security :: September 11, 2007

Security Spotlight

Speaking Out

Technology allows students to report threats without fear of repercussion

Getting students to come forward with information about crimes, threats, and bullying has always been a challenge for Tim Hartfield, chief of police for the Petal School District Police Department in Petal, MS. That was, until the district's middle and high schools implemented an online reporting system that students can use to report their concerns in an anonymous fashion....

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School Security News

Milton Town SD Deploys SmartFilter Internet Filtering

Milton Town School District in Vermont has deployed SmartFilter, Bess Edition from Secure Computing to block students from accessing sites the district deems inappropriate. SmartFilter is a URL-filtering solution that's also designed to protect the district's network from potentially dangerous downloads....

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Tyler ISD Puts DVRs on School Buses

Tyler Independent School District in Texas is putting digital video recorders on its school buses. No, the DVRs aren't there to let students catch up on the shows they missed while in class. Instead, they're part of a security system for the district that includes cameras and encrypted wireless connections for remote download....

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On-Net Adds Audio Event Alerts to Surveillance System

On-Net Surveillance Systems is adding a new audio feature to its IP-based video surveillance suite: audio monitoring coupled with the ability to send alerts and automate activities based on certain types of detected audio, such as gunshots or screams....

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Round Rock ISD Expands NAC Deployment

Round Rock Independent School District in Texas is expanding its deployment of network access control devices. The 39-campus, 110-square-mile district has added 10 new NAC appliances from Mirage Networks, as well as a Mirage Management Server, to its network, integrating with the existing Cisco architecture....

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GE Security Works with Districts To Plan School Safety

GE Security has released a new strategic planning model to increase school safety and security. The firm is also collaborating with the school district in Lynn, MA, as well as the School District of Manatee County, FL and Scottsdale Unified School District, AZ to maximize ROI on school security solutions....

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CDW-G Releases Security Self-Assessment for Schools

Last month we reported on a study by CDW Government (CDW-G) "K-12 School Safety Index 2007," a research study that measured the state of data and physical security in American K-12 schools. Now CDW-G has released a self-assessment tool for districts to measure their levels of safety for themselves....

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