Enhanced 911 hasn't gained widespread adoption in schools yet, nor is it even well understood among IT people. Although 65 percent of education organizations reported they have a "comprehensive" emergency communication plan in place, only 40 percent currently use an E911 system.
The chiming of campus bells has taken a high-tech turn at Pennsylvania State University's 70-acre Schuylkill campus.
Purdue University has received a grant that will help it fund scholarships for master students in information security. The million-dollar, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation could be renewed for an additional two years.
Genetec has released a mobile app that lets authorized users monitor and control aspects of their security systems.
One university hospital has mandated the use of removable media from IronKey for staff and consultants who carry patient data with them. Based in California, IronKey sells encrypted USB drives that can be managed remotely by IT administrators through a Web-based application. If a device goes missing, IT can remotely disable it and wipe the data.
An organization that aggregates the buying power of K-12 and higher education has added an emergency notification service to its member marketplace.
A new one-button wireless scanner can scan and transmit barcode information from an ID card or driver's license back to a logging computer located up to 200 feet away.
Virginia Tech in Blacksburg has renewed its three-year contract for emergency notifications with Everbridge.
A group of institutions across the country is trying out an emergency alert system that, according to the company that created it, is dramatically faster for reaching the campus community than traditional notification services.
Genetec has just updated its software to enable security users to manage video archiving, adding a feature it calls "video trickling" to Omnicast, its video surveillance management software.