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ESA says school security spending needs to be about equipment

ESA government relations director: ‘Not one dime’ spent on equipment
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07/16/2014

WASHINGTON—The U.S. government has devoted more than $300 million over the past two years to enhancing school security. While that money has gone toward the production of reports, research, assessments and position papers, among other things, it has not gone toward the actual installation of electronic security systems, John Chwat, director of government relations at the Electronic Security Association, told Security Systems News.

Most school threats via social media false

Schools need better threat assessment, expert says
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04/07/2014

CLEVELAND—How should law enforcement respond to a threat issued to a school via Facebook, Twitter or other social media platform that says a bomb is set to go off in the high school cafeteria or that an angry student is headed to the campus armed to the hilt?

Honeywell secures Nelson County Schools

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03/11/2014

LYNCHBURG, Va.—Honeywell International was hired by the Nelson County school system in February to implement safety measures and improve security at the four public schools, according to the News & Advance.

Stanley announces school grant winners

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01/09/2014

INDIANAPOLIS—Faith Christian Academy of Sellersville, Pa., is the grand-prize winner of the Stanley Security Together for Safer Schools grant program, the company announced Jan. 9.

State of the Industry: Looking ahead to 2014

Expanding access to FBI database, school security loom large for 2014
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12/18/2013

IRVING, Texas—The past year on Capitol Hill will be remembered for legislative inaction and partisan rifts so deep they culminated in a 16-day government shutdown.

TycoIS helps secure N.C. elementary school

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12/12/2013

WALLACE, N.C.—North Carolina’s Duplin County Schools are rolling out a pilot entry-control program to secure Wallace Elementary School, according to a Dec. 12 news release.