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Knox® and Friends Podcast: Advisory Council Chair Chuck Wilson a Guest on Knox® and Friends Podcast

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | October 13, 2022

PASS Advisory Council Chair Chuck Wilson was a guest on Conversations Beyond the Box, from the Knox® and Friends Podcast.

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Are You Prepared for Security Disasters on Your Campus?

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | September 27, 2022

When it comes to security disasters and other emergencies, are you prepared? September is National Preparedness Month—an excellent time to review the PASS Guidelines. But also why we want to highlight the work of one of our partners, the Security Industry Association (SIA). We interviewed Jake Parker about his role with the organization, how SIA helps its members prepare for security-related situations and more.

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How to Evaluate Your Duress Alarm Options

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | September 14, 2022

Let’s delve into the world of duress alarms, including Alyssa’s Laws dictating how much time first responders have to address an emergency on school campuses in each state and why it’s so important to have expert help when choosing a system for your school.

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Improving Access Control Takes Everyone, Especially You

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | August 25, 2022

Physical security consultant Paul Timm works with schools to reduce safety and security risks on their campuses to
encourage safer environments for learning. According to Timm, improving access control systems is critical to security planning and it involves the efforts of everyone—including you. Learn more about why.

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NBC News: Uvalde school’s classroom doors lacked a basic security feature—and it’s missing across America

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | August 19, 2022

A recent NBC News article details how the classroom doors at Robb Elementary could not be locked from the inside. Learn more.

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How to Boost Your School’s Safety and Security with Artificial Intelligence

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | August 13, 2022

With advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), schools can now monitor various situations across their properties more effectively. These technologies don’t come without privacy and cost concerns from parents and staff. However, AI can be advantageous without violating privacy, making it worth the investment. Learn more.

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What One Security Expert and Parent Learned From Parkland

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | July 20, 2022

When someone asks another person, “Have you heard about the school shooting,” and that person hasn’t, you can sense instant concern as they respond with “No! Where?” But one day, for security expert and parent Noel Glacer, it did happen at the school his son attended. In this article, he recounts hearing the news of the Parkland shooting and, now as the Vice President of SOS Parkland Inc., he also shares what the nonpartisan organization is doing to improve school security.

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How to Navigate the Market for School Security Solutions

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | July 7, 2022

With limited resources available, a big challenge for school administrators isn’t necessarily finding the latest-and-greatest product on the market, but rather figuring out how to leverage available funding most effectively. Guy Grace, Vice Chair of the PASS Advisory Council, shares how he works with schools to make sure they’re getting the most out of their security investments.

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Welcome Chuck Wilson, the New PASS Advisory Council Chair

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | June 29, 2022

The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) is proud to welcome Chuck Wilson as the new chair of the PASS Advisory Council. Wilson has over 40 years of experience in the communications, security, and life safety business.

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Summer Safety and Security To-Do Lists

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | June 17, 2022

As we enter this much-needed period of celebration and relaxation, there are still things that integrators and administrators alike can do to keep schools safe and secure. Learn more.

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