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Video surveillance plays a key role in increasing safety in education. In line with this, school buses armed with video cameras can capture activities outside and inside each vehicle, providing an extra layer of security for staff and students. Here we look at the Motor GuardianCam technology and what it can mean for your drivers, school, and district.

Tags: Education, Video Surveillance

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New studies show declines in school crime nationwide. While student safety is far from guaranteed, this is positive news when it comes to education, and it may be the result of improved security made possible through communications equipment. Here, we take a closer look at the new statistics and the role of technology.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Education, Safety Solutions

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The need for educators to take every opportunity to improve school safety and ensure the well-being of students, faculty and staff has never been more important. To do this, technology is imperative. Here, we look at how team communications for schools can let all parties instantly connect, use their own preferred devices, and take advantage of added intelligence for incident management.

Tags: MOTOTRBO, Education, Safety Solutions

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Communication is a critical component of any public safety effort. In a school setting, it’s particularly important that administrators, school resource officers and local law enforcement be able to communicate clearly and effectively for a quick and appropriate response. Yet, too often budgets and competing priorities make the price of a communications strategy too high. That’s where school safety grants can help. Here are three things to keep in mind in finding these grants to purchase the vital communications equipment that can support safety and security in schools.

Tags: Education, Safety Solutions

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Latest Data on School Security Measures

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

To enhance and ensure school safety, educators across the country are using a combination of policy and security technology to protect students, staff and visitors alike, according to a national survey.

The latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) describes what school security measures have been put in place for the 2015-2016 school year to improve safety. For each measure, an overall percentage is available, as well as breakdowns by primary schools, middle schools and high schools.

According to the NCES, here are eight things educators are doing to improve school safety

Tags: Education, Safety Solutions

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Enhancing safety in schools is a challenge that requires a range of solutions, from changes in behavior to advancements in technology in schools.

At the same time, educators are increasingly being challenged to use technology to ensure that they’re nurturing the next generation of innovative students.

Given the budgetary concerns facing campuses large and small, it’s important to invest in technology that’s both effective and cost-effective. But how can you be sure that you’re choosing the right products and systems?

Tags: Education

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When it comes to effective communications technology in education, it’s clear that cell phones can no longer meet the dual demands of day-to-day school operations and safety.

School District 214, the second-largest high school district in Illinois, was one of our many education clients to recognize that they needed a secure communications equipment solution that would give personnel the power to communicate instantly and reliably.  

The video and summary below provide a technology in education case study of how we created a integrated, seamless communications infrastructure that has increased school safety and optimized the district’s daily operations.

Tags: MOTOTRBO, Education, Digital Two-Way Radios

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Keeping a step ahead of school VPN on student smartphones and devices may feel like a race you’ll never win – as soon as administrators find a new way to keep your internet safe and secure, students find a new way around it.

The best approach for ensuring security is to employ a mix of secure communications equipment, technology, and policy that allows school leadership to set clear expectations about internet access, identify wrongdoing and handle it quickly.

Outsmarting school VPN on student smartphones and devices will keep you on your toes, but the safety of your campus depends on it.

Tags: Education

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Two way radios are a natural fit for mastering secure school communications because they’re built with safety in mind.

Radios, particularly digital two way radios, have an endless array of features, functionality and applications that can be tailored for safety in any school setting, from K-12 to college campuses.

Keep reading for the key benefits that two way radios deliver in mastering secure school communications.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Education

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Who better to provide inspirational quotes for school administrators than educators themselves?

The teachers, professors, administrators, researchers, activists and innovators below have each changed the world in their own way and continue to leave behind big ideas we can all strive to live by. We've even thrown in a wizard for good measure.

Culled from Ancient Greece to modern-day Texas, here are 30 inspirational quotes for school administrators from luminaries in the field.

Tags: Education

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