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Strategies have changed since Columbine

Don’t wait, act immediately, first responders are told
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02/04/2014

BRUNSWICK, Maine—In the years since the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, the tactical response to active shooters has “done a 180.” When shots ring out, first responders are now trained to act immediately as opposed to waiting for backup.

Fire company helps school with low-cost security solution

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08/14/2013

ESSEX, Conn.—After the shootings last year at a school in Newtown, another Connecticut school district wanted to increase security but had only a limited budget. What to do?

Iris scanning enters mainstream market

‘Access cards can be forged, irises can’t’
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07/24/2013

ROCK HILL, S.C.— Iris scanning technology is typically used by the government, the military and in hospitals. However, as prices have started to come down, the market for the technology is expanding to also include mainstream users, ranging from universities to your local gym.

ESA develops electronic security guidelines for schools

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06/24/2013

IRVING, Texas—An Electronic Security Association panel of experts recently completed the ESA Electronic Security Guidelines for Schools, a resource for school officials who are considering adding electronic security systems to existing security programs.

Experts: Schools can prepare successfully for disasters like tornadoes

Designated shelter, alignment with emergency management offices also key
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05/22/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—What can a school do when a monstrous EF5 tornado is barreling down upon it, packing winds of at least 200 mph? Follow through on what should already have been practiced many times, school security experts say.

Connecticut governor to speak at SIA summit

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04/30/2013

WASHINGTON—Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will be a keynote speaker at the Security Industry Association’s Government Summit, to be held here June 4-5 at the W hotel.

ESX welcomes Newtown, Conn. police chief

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04/22/2013

IRVING, Texas—Newtown Conn. Police Chief Michael Kehoe will be the featured speaker at The Electronic Security Expo’s IceBreaker Luncheon, held Tuesday, June 18 at 12 p.m., according to a statement from the organization.

Greenwich schools beef up security after Newtown

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01/11/2013

GREENWICH, Conn.—Greenwich school officials are strengthening security following the shooting deaths of 26 children and educators in nearby Newtown last month, and they’re looking at implementing even stricter measures, according to an AP report.

Pennsylvania city's elementary schools to have security guards

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12/21/2012

ALLENTOWN, Pa.—The school board here insisted during a recent meeting that elementary schools previously not supplied with security guards have access to one, in light of the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn., according to a new article from wfmz.com.

Stepping up school security after Newtown

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The outrage and debate in the wake of the Newtown massacre will inevitably bring change.