Education sector


Sprinklers in schools: Government accused of a “callous disregard” for pupil safety

School Minister Nick Gibb has revealed that only 105 out of 673 new schools opened before February have been built with sprinklers installed. Read More

Traka to showcase key management innovations to university campus market

Traka is presenting its latest key and asset management systems at a forthcoming conference dedicated to making university campuses safer […] Read More

From Strasbourg to Malaysia: Safeguarding students remotely through emergency response management

How cloud-based geolocation technology is transforming control room capabilities around the world, with Strasbourg-based students located and instructed to stay in their secure building within 20 minutes of news breaking that terrorists were firing shots at the city's Christmas markets. Read More

AI, video analytics and panoramic cameras can secure schools more proactively, comprehensively and cost-effectively

Improving security and reducing security expenditure needn't be mutually exclusive goals, write Simon Reed, VP of sales, EMEA and Asia, Oncam. Used in concert AI, video analytics and panoramic cameras make staff and students safer without straining the budget. Read More

SMARTair® is improving student life across Europe – and this is just the start

Students at a prestigious Madrid university now open doors with smart MIFARE RFID cards, while Escutcheons monitor and ease access without expensive wired door locks. "Generation Z students expect convenience, not a mechanical solution used in Ancient Egypt,” said Felix Moran of ASSA ABLOY. Read More

GDPR, data security and the education sector

Peter Houlis of 2020Vision Systems considers the implications of the GDPR, coming into force from 25 May, for the education sector, in relation to storing, managing and deleting personal data and issues around CCTV surveillance. Read More

Wake-up call on IP camera passwords as UK school CCTV streamed on Russian website

Video footage from more than 500 cameras in UK schools, homes and businesses is being streamed on a freely accessible website. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has urged IP camera users and installers to immediately set strong access passwords. Read More

University campuses: How to strike the right balance between a relaxed atmosphere and efficient security

Security at universities is not as well publicised as security at banks and casinos, but the challenges it raises are also very complex, says Jason Keye of IFSEC 2017 exhibitor AGORA Systems. Read More

Case study: England’s oldest school installs HD surveillance solution from IDIS

Kings School in Canterbury recently had a video surveillance system from end-to-end surveillance provider IDIS installed. Read More

Government urged to rethink school fire safety guidance in wake of Selsey Academy fire

The FSF has urged the government to revisit school fire-safety design guidance in the wake of a fire that devastated a West Sussex school. Read More



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