Education sector

Cardiff nights out scheme extended for enhanced public safety

South Wales Police partners with Cardiff’s universities to improve wellbeing for pub and club users with public safety initiative. Read More

Texas school adopts emergency response system for added student safety

Trinity Basin Preparatory, a K-12 grade free public charter school, uses SafeZone technology from CriticalArc for enhanced school safety. Read More

School threat assessments and how they differ from enterprise environments

Dr Marisa Randazzo, Executive Director, Threat Management at Ontic, details the nuances around carrying out threat assessments in schools. Read More

Fire destroys Bolton primary school

A fire that broke out in August on the roof at SS Simon & Jude CE Primary School in Bolton has destroyed 'nearly all' of the buildings. Read More

Schools invest in vape detection systems as vaping incidences among children rise

An increasing number of schools are turning to vape detection technology to counter the growing prevalence of illicit vaping by pupils. Read More

US school turns to AI-driven security robot for additional surveillance measures

A school in New Mexico is piloting the use of an AI-enabled robot to patrol its campus grounds and improve security for staff and students. Read More

Coventry University upgrades video surveillance to integrated and centralised solution

Coventry University has upgraded its campus video surveillance to include video management, dynamic mapping and integration. Read More

Merseyside schools upgrade security with end-to-end video surveillance systems

Two schools in Merseyside have upgraded their security with a video surveillance solution from IDIS and its integration partner Apex. Read More

‘Inadequate compartmentation’ revealed as reason behind Leeds student accommodation fire safety prohibition notices

Inadequate compartmentation was the reason behind prohibition notices served on five blocks of student accommodation in Leeds. Read More

AUCSO announces Oliver Curran as new Chair and Geoff Brown as Vice Chair

Oliver Curran and Geoff Brown have been announced as new Chair and Vice Chair of the Association of University Chief Security Officers. Read More

AUCSO reveals theme of ‘changing face of security in higher education’ for Annual Conference 2023

The Heriot-Watt University Conference Centre, in Edinburgh has been announced as the backdrop for this year’s 37th annual AUCSO Conference. Read More

One of Britain’s oldest boarding schools installs new security systems

The school sought a solution to deal with 900 students in 18 boarding houses which all require different access permissions. Read More

Improving fire safety in schools: Marlborough Science Academy

How Amthal worked to install a compliant early warning fire detection system in Marlborough Science Academy to improve fire safety. Read More

Keeping a watchful ‘AI’ on school safety

Examining the security challenges faced by US schools, and how AI-based video can support in creating a secure environment for staff and students. Read More

The Video Surveillance Report 2022

Download the 2022 Video Surveillance Report exploring trends in AI, software, cyber security and challenges ahead for video surveillance & CCTV. Read More

IFSEC Global Podcast: Episode 7 – Analysing school shootings, violence & threat prevention through behavioural psychology

Marisa Randazzo discusses her research into school shootings and violence prevention measures through the lens of behavioural psychology. Read More


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