, , , , ,

First-Ever School Security Construction Cost Estimates Rely on PASS Guidelines

, , ,

SIA and National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) developed PASS to produce guidelines for school security measures in K-12 schools. Silver Spring, Md. —The Secure Schools Alliance recently created the first-ever school security construction cost estimates, and to do so, it relied upon school security and safety guidelines produced by the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools…

Keep Reading »
, , , , , , , , ,

SIA to Host Expert Panel on Securing America’s K-12 Schools with Congressional School Safety Caucus

,

Rep. Susan Brooks, co-chair of the Congressional School Safety Caucus, to speak on school security initiatives. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA), in cooperation with the Congressional School Safety Caucus, will host a critically important panel discussion on “Securing America’s K-12 Schools” at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, HVC-201, at 12 p.m.…

Keep Reading »
, , , ,

Littleton, Colo., Schools Show Power of Electronic Security Solutions

Guy Grace and colleagues observe a school security monitoring center last month at Littleton Public Schools in Colorado. While in Colorado recently, I had the opportunity to visit with Guy Grace, the director of security & emergency preparedness for Littleton Public Schools and a member of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) Steering Committee.…

Keep Reading »
, , ,

SIA Recommends School Safety Guidelines, Endorses Proposed Federal Funding for School Security Grants

, ,

San Bernardino shooting highlights value of visitor control measures. Silver Spring, Md. — In the wake of a tragic shooting in San Bernardino, California, on Monday, the Security Industry Association (SIA) pressed for wide adoption of school security guidelines developed by the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), which prescribe a tiered approach for schools…

Keep Reading »
, , , , ,

SIA Opposes Use of Classroom Barricade Devices

,

Door blocks raise the risk of fire code violations, misuse by bullies, the association says. Silver Spring, Md.  — Classroom barricade devices can cause more harm than they prevent, the Security Industry Association (SIA) is warning in support of an effort launched by the Door Security & Safety Foundation. As school administrators consider ways to…

Keep Reading »
, , , , , ,

SIA Hosts Successful School Security Event with New Congressional Caucus

, , , ,

Reps. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., and Susan Brooks, R-Ind., co-chair new Congressional School Safety Caucus. WASHINGTON D.C. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted the debut event of the Congressional School Safety Caucus on Capitol Hill Wednesday, bringing together the co-chairs of the caucus with private- and public-sector experts to assess strategy for securing our nation’s…

Keep Reading »
, , , , ,

SIA to Host Event with Congressional School Safety Caucus

, , , ,

The security industry is ready to work with lawmakers to address the security needs of schools. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) will host a panel discussion, “Challenges and Opportunities to Protect and Ensure Safety for America’s Schools,” in cooperation with the Congressional School Safety Caucus on Wednesday, March 2, from 12-1:30…

Keep Reading »
, , , , ,

SIA Examines Use of Safety Tech to Facilitate Productive and Safe Schools

, ,

​Content from school safety sessions to be released for assessment by schools SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) took part in a roundtable discussion held at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy on Nov. 20 by Congressman Todd Rokita, R, Ind., Chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary…

Keep Reading »
, ,

SSA PASS Cost Estimates

The “PASS Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools” whitepaper provides tiered recommendations for school security divided into location and technology layers. The cost estimates document lists the approximate amount that schools in each state can expect to spend to achieve the level of security defined by a given tier.

Keep Reading »