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Safety and Security


school building products and materials

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Pleasing and Green

What's new in building products and materials?

Fire & Life Safety

Repeat Offenses

Ways to keep track of violations and monitor efforts to correct them.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Basic approach looks like natural surveillance.

School Emergency Communications Systems

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

This Is An Emergency: Listen Up

Are you using mass notification and emergency communications systems to clearly instruct students, parents, faculty and staff?

Safety & Security

Mixed Messages

Rural North Carolina Schools New Security System Serves As National Model

For years, administrators at Duplin County (N.C.) Schools felt confident about the safety of the students, faculty and staff in the K-12 district. But the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school that left 26 people dead in December 2012 had school officials across the nation reassessing their potential vulnerabilities.

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Tight As a Drum

School safety can often evoke images of cold cement buildings. Many schools are now trying to strike a balance that allows students and staff to be safe, but also one that is warm and welcoming.



Fire & Life Safety

Important First Step

During a crisis is not when you want to analyze your fire prevention plan. Looking at your fire prevention plan in times of calmness can allow you to assess it’s effectiveness in a critical situation.

Products that Work

Choose the Right Hardware to Ensure Your Security Upgrade

Products that Work

Defending Systems Against Power Problems

Looking to the Future: Trends for 2014 and Beyond

Protecting Our Children at School

Protecting children at school is one of the most important issues facing American educators and families today. From school resource officers to high-tech security systems, the options for providing safety are growing every day.

Tech Upgrade (Real-World Solutions)

Traverse City Schools Ensure Student and Staff Safety

Safe School Checklist

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Safe School Checklist

Round one: Checklists. Round two: Scenarios

Fire & Life Safety

Cooking Exhaust Systems

A lesson learned from a close call. Recently, a fire sprinkler activated on a food service line. There was a review of what caused the sprinkler to activate. It was not due to a fire or a problem with the sprinkler head, but due to misplaced equipment under the hood.