In most of the U.S., schools are in session about 180 school days per year, and experience on average, a shooting once every eight school days. For years, kids have been taught to "stop, drop, and roll," duck and cover. More recently, attention is being given to proactively protecting students and faculty in an active shooter situation or other emergency.
The hashtag #NeverAgain has become the rallying cry in a movement to protect our schools, students and faculty from further threats. But how can we approach that fundamental goal and what can we do to protect our children in their schools? Part of the answer can be found in providing the right information in the case of a threat. And what can give this information? We believe that the right surveillance solution is critical in delivering this. Let's take a look at why surveillance solutions are so important and how technology already in use is perfect for protecting our school systems.
Commercial surveillance should always be customized to meet the individual needs of the company. Choosing a surveillance system means knowing more about what you're looking for. There are a few questions that you need to ask yourself to be able to determine the kind of security and surveillance system that you will need.
When you see a surveillance camera, what's the first thing you think about? For most people, it depends on where they are. In a retail business, it looks like an anti-theft measure. In a school, the kids view it as a way to track misbehavior. In an office, be it corporate or government, even if there isn't much in the way of illegal activity that employees can do, they assume the cameras are waiting to catch them doing something wrong.
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Understanding Bandwidth and the Internet
The term "bandwidth" is one which many consumers casually toss around without really understanding the technical aspect. Generally, consumers are aware that more bandwidth costs more as it relates to an ISP (internet service provider), but many have only a vague idea of exactly what it is they're paying for. So what does it mean when we talk about using more or less bandwidth on the internet?
Bullying: The Epidemic Plaguing Our Schools
3.2 million students are affected by bullying each year and 160,000 students skip school every single day to avoid being bullied. These numbers are dumbfounding and show just how much a problem bullying is within schools. This bullying can cause a variety of mental and physical pain to the victims and can ultimately lead them to consider suicide. In fact, it is reported that suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young people. One way that you can help to combat bullying in schools is by using video surveillance. This can bring the monitoring of students to a whole new level. Here are three ways video surveillance can be used to tackle bullying in schools:
VSaaS: Video Surveillance as a Service Replaces Antiquated Security Hardware
Enterprises and organizations have been quick to optimize the many benefits of cloud computing to secure sensitive digital data, and now many are turning to the cloud to enhance onsite security as well. In the wake of the workplace shooting at YouTube headquarters and a host of tragic active shooter and terrorist attacks around the globe, the need for optimized surveillance and protection has never been greater. VSaaS is the seamless cloud solution to comprehensive surveillance for all sites, users, and cameras within your organization.
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Seems like it wasn't that long ago "Cloud" was a weather condition. I remember my dad describing the various types of clouds and what we could expect when we saw them. Those conversations guided my cloud thoughts well into my adult life. But then, along came Cloud Computing.
As we approach another Super Bowl weekend and potentially historic game if you are a Tom Brady fan, the subject of security inevitably comes up. The Super Bowl provides an incredible challenge to the hosting city, Minneapolis Minnesota in this case. Tens of thousands of fans have descended on a city that's enjoying the hottest party in the country in the midst of a deep freeze. The logistics required to support the Super Bowl are mind numbing and the arctic temps will make it even more so. High temp on game day? 6 degrees... Justin Timberlake will be grateful for a covered stadium I'm guessing!