Sites with general information and statistics about campus security issues. For additional reference, please see our glossary section.
Active Shooter Awareness Virtual Roundtable
An Adobe slide presentation with narration. This excellent reference includes definitions and discussion of incidents such as Breivik, Hasan and Laughner. The roundtable was held on Sept. 27, 2011.
Active Shooter Preparedness | DHS
This overview page contains links to webinars, PDF documents and other information about preparing for and responding to active shooter situations.
American School & University
Penton Media. Since 1928, serves professionals responsible for the planning, design, construction, retrofit, operations, maintenance and management of K-12 and higher education facilities.
Campus Attacks: Targeted Violence Affecting Institutions of Higher Education
Published in April 2010, this report has expanded involvement from multiple agencies, including the FBI and DHS. The 40 page document purports to be a preliminary look at the scope of violence at IHE's.
Campus Safety (CS) Magazine
An excellent technology resource for Security Police & Administrators, CS is a print and online publication of Bobit Business Media, covering hospital, school or university safety and security.
Campus Safety Toolkit
The US DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) site has information on subjects such as Bomb Threats in Schools, School Vandalism and Break-Ins and Stalkings. The site also offers a school safety toolkit.
Campus Security Act of 1990, et. al.
A discussion of the various laws related to campus security. The Campus Security Act requires colleges to report campus crime statistics and security measures to all students and employees by October 1 of each year.
CAP/XML v1.1 Standard Definition | OASIS
The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) defines the structure of the Common Alerting Protocol.
Common Alerting Protocol Validator | Google
Free validator tool that checks the syntax of CAP XML messages and Atom and RSS feeds of CAP messages. Supports CAP v1.0, v1.1 and v1.2
Published by CXO Media/IDG, CSO focuses on information security, physical security, business continuity, identity and access management, loss prevention and more. Dashboard at http://dashboard.csoonline.com consolidates multiple feeds.
Ekahau Case Study
Case study of wearable badges in an Idaho school.
How do Silent Bank Alarms Work?
EHow article that runs through the basics of the silent alarm, including the 3rd party monitor.
The National Fire Protection Association published standard that convers incident response and command structures.
An open industry forum dedicated to global standards for the interface of IP-based physical security products. ONVIF specifies a common protocol for data exchange between network video devices including automatic device discovery, video streaming and intelligence metadata.
Public Schools Installing 'Panic Buttons'
According to The Associated Press, once the button is pushed, the school goes on lockdown with students locked inside their classrooms.
School COP Software
The School Crime Operations Package (School COP) is a free Windows program for entering, analyzing, and mapping incidents that occur in and around schools. Modules include Customized Incident Coding, Mapping and Graphing.
School safety and security measures
This page contains a list of security measures and what percentage of schools have them implemented. 63% of schools have "Electronic notification system for school-wide emergency."
School Safety News
Operated by SafePlans, LLC, this site features a pushpin Google map with incidents all over the nation. Includes school shootings, bomb threats, evacuations, severe weather, bus accidents, etc.
For over 4 decades, SDM has provided a comprehensive overview of the security marketplace to management and technical professionals. Produces the annual Top 100 Systems Integrators Report. Published by BNP Media.
Security Sales & Integration Magazine
Torrance, CA. A Bobit publication, the magazine covers electronic physical security equipment, security products and services. First published in 1979.
ShakeOut Drill Manual for K-12 Schools
Information on preparing and drilling for possible earthquakes in the central U.s. / New Madrid seismic zone.
A division of the UK's Notting Hill Media Limited, Source Security offers both an international and US version. The site offers product information, news, company profiles, events and associated security verticals.
Violent Video Games: Myths, Facts, and Unanswered Questions
2003 study that discusses the links between violent video games and aggressive behavior.
Wi-Fi Location-Based Services 4.1 Design Guide
Critical document dicussing cell of origin (nearest cell), Distance (lateration), Angle (angulation) and Location Patterning. "It is not unreasonable to expect to re-verify calibration data accuracy quarterly"
Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS)
Localization technique used for positioning with wireless access points is based on measuring the intensity of the received signal