Panic Button and Other Security Systems for Schools

Active Shooter Emergencies

Safety and Security in SchoolsActive shooter situations have become a significant security issue. Many articles have been written about this. Solutions range from increased technology, active shooter drills in schools, and of course, gun control.  Ann Hampton Callaway even wrote a song, Thoughts and Prayers.

A recent article, Active Shooter Drills May Not Stop A School Shooting — But This Method Could, was published November 27, 2019, in NPR news. It discussed the issues with active shooter drills. The article suggested that it was much better to provide threat assessment as a proactive approach to safety in schools. The objective would be to “identify students who are doing concerning behavior or may be in distress and getting them the help they need before they even resort to violence as an option.”

As a technology company, all we can do is suggest technology that can be used to prevent, control, and manage active shooter situations.

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Technical Jokes and Cartoons – 58

Cartoon-Larson-moneyA guy is sitting at home when he hears a knock at the door. He opens the door and sees a snail on the porch. He picks up the snail and throws it as far as he can.

A year later, there’s another knock at the door. He opens it and sees the same snail. The snail says, “What was that all about?”


Benefits of being older:

  • You consider coffee one of the most important things in life.
  • You constantly talk about the price of gasoline.
  • You enjoy hearing about other people’s operations.
  • You get into a heated argument about pension plans.
  • You got cable for the weather channel.
  • You have a party and the neighbors don’t even realize it.
  • You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
  • You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks in the room.
  • You send money to PBS.
  • You sing along with the elevator music.

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PoE for Network-Attached Devices

Door Access Control, IP Camera Systems, IP PA Systems use PoE

 

Network-Attached Devices IllustrationPower over Ethernet (PoE) is the easiest way to provide power to many network-attached devices such as IP cameras, door access control systems, and IP paging and Intercom systems. The network cable transfers both data and power to the device, making installation very simple.  The network cable includes up to eight wires. The data uses one set of wires, while the power uses another set of wires in the network cable.

This article describes how access control systems, IP Camera Systems, and IP paging systems utilize power over Ethernet (PoE)

 

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What is the Best Door Access Control System?

The best access control is defined by your objectives

Access Control Decisions

What is the best access control? It depends on your requirements. To determine your requirements, you should answer the following questions:

  1. Are your doors inside or outside?
  2. Do you want to control the floor an elevator goes to?
  3. Do you want to integrate access control with an IP camera system?
  4. What type of electric locks do you need?
  5. What type of access control credentials do you want?

 

The following article describes the way each access control system handles the answers to these questions.

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Technical Jokes and Cartoons – 57

A butterfly gets pulled over by the cops for speeding. He hands the cop his driver’s license with Cartoon- S-Harris-Egga photo of a caterpillar on it. “Sorry, it’s an old picture.”

 

It is not clear where the concept of Murphy’s Law originated. Some say that the original Murphy’s Law was “If there are two or more ways to do something, and one of those ways can result in a catastrophe, then someone will do it.”

The story goes that in 1947, Murphy was involved in a rocket-sled experiment in which all 16 accelerator instruments were installed in the wrong way, resulting in Murphy’s observation.

Murphy’s Law is sometimes expressed as “Anything that can go wrong, will — at the worst possible moment.”

 

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The Best Camera Video Recording System

Comparison of IP Camera Video Recording Systems 

Comparison of Video Recording SystemsThe IP recording and management system is a crucial part of your IP camera system. If you select the wrong solution, you could find yourself without the critical video evidence you need when an incident occurs, or worse still, your security could be breached, and safety threatened because your surveillance system didn’t provide an alarm.

We compared several video recording solutions. The best video recording and management system depends on your objectives.

 

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Technical Jokes and Cartoons – 56

Cartoon-Harris-NumeratorAn old man read in the paper one of his friends had been arrested for tax evasion and decided to write him a letter. He wrote that it was planting season again, but he didn’t have enough help to sow his fields this year.

 

The following morning a dozen law enforcement officers completely tilled the old man’s garden without an explanation. Later the mail arrived with a letter from his jailed friend which said “DO NOT DIG UP THE GARDEN WHERE I HID ALL THE CASH.   It’s the best I can do from here.”

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Comparison of PTZ Cameras

What is the Best PTZ Camera

Pan tilt zoom (PTZ) IP cameras connect to the network and provide the ability to view extensive areas. A PTZ camera can move back and forth (pan), up and down (tilt), and zoom in and out. When it is combined with intelligent video management software (VMS), it provides an effective surveillance system.PTZ Camera Comparison

This article compares several PTZ camera. We considered several characteristics, such as the zoom lens, camera resolution, low light sensitivity, pan, tilt ability, and nighttime viewing capability. This comparison should help you select the right PTZ camera.  Remember that the most critical question is to determine if the PTZ camera meets your objectives.

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Access Control: What is it

What is Access Control?

What is Access Control

Access control is anything that is used to prevent the wrong people from gaining access to your secure area. A door lock and key control access. If you have a dog in your yard, with a big sign that says, “Beware of Dog!” You have access control. Access control always includes a key to allow entry. The dog only lets in the people it knows, so that’s the key.

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Technical Jokes and Cartoons – 55

Cartoon-S.Harris - Nobel-and- EdisonSome quotes from Scientists:

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field. – Niels Henrik David Bohr (1885-1962)

 

If a man will begin with certainties, he will end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he will end in certainties.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626),_Advancement of Learning_

 

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