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Security and Communication: Two Critical Pillars of Safer Schools

In today's world, schools must be prepared for any number of emergencies. From active shooters to increasing violence, administrators must be able to quickly and effectively respond to any crisis. And while installing hardware-based security solutions, such as metal detectors or panic buttons, may seem like a no-brainer, it is just as important to focus on the role of communication in safety. After all, security and communication are two critical pillars of safer schools. In this article, ITech Digital covers the importance of communication in an emergency response management plan. 

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Emerging Technology and School Safety

We are now entering a time where technology makes schools (and other industries) "smarter." Innovative advancements create technologies that work together to manage risk, enhance security, and also invite conversations around ethics and privacy. In this article, ITech Digital reviews some of the emerging technology and weighs some of the benefits and potential costs of each.


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School Safety Funding Opportunities

Are you an Indiana School looking to use or secure funds for school safety initiatives? Fire and building security along with school resource officers immediately come to mind. However, mental health safety continues to evolve, too. Fortunately, funds exist to support your efforts to create safe spaces for students at all educational levels. In this post, ITech Digital reviews some available funding options, important dates, regulations, and specific steps to address each.

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What's the Best Security Solution for School Safety?

For school teachers and administrators in today's world, student and staff safety is a top priority. However, school safety is limited when you have disparate systems, such as metal detectors, door security, and video surveillance. As a security solutions integrator, ITech Digital understands the importance of security systems integration. This article examines how you can integrate individual system components into one platform, which allows greater insight and enhanced safety measures. 

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Chuck McCormick to speak at the upcoming Education Sector Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University

Sharing his knowledge of physical security and security technologies is no new feat for Chuck McCormick, the Director of Sales Engineering at ITech Digital. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, and as a board certified Physical Security Professional, Chuck is a fountain of information for organizations seeking to improve their understanding of physical security and security technologies. He plans to do just that at the upcoming Education Sector Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Keeping Unique Students Secure: The Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter Schools



The Lighthouse Charter Schools are special. With an emphasis on the arts, the schools teach the skills necessary for good citizenship and lifelong learning. The resulting foundation is meant to give the students the skills needed to graduate from college.



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Why Video Surveillance is a Powerful Tool for School Bus Safety

Rain, shine, or snow, school bus drivers are focused on keeping their students safe and secure from the first stop until the last each and every school day. With eyes concentrated on the road, drivers must also be tuned into the internal bus environment and any challenges that may arise, such as fighting or bullying. But if a driver’s attention is diverted from the road, it presents additional safety risks, such as accidents. How can adding cameras to the bus help increase student safety?

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How Adding Video Integration Can Improve Safety in Schools

For school officials in today's world, the safety of students and staff is a top priority. But improving safety in schools is about much more than just metal detectors, door security, or video surveillance. You can make a bigger impact on your school's safety when different types of security systems work together.

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Selecting the Best Video Surveillance System for Your School

In recent years, campus security has become one of the highest priorities for schools around the nation. Whether you’re the security director for your school district, the superintendent, or the principal, your top concern is likely the same: keeping your students and staff safe.

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