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The Secured Podcast Challenges Ballistic Industry Giants

On a recent episode of the Secured Podcast, the hosts issued a bold challenge to the ballistic industry giants, including Armoured One. They invited industry leaders to their 11,000-acre Texas ranch, complete with a range and lodging, for a transparent, practical demonstration. The test will involve quarter-inch plate glass, like typical storefront windows, with…

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The Dual Nature of AI: Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes?

On this episode of the Secured Podcast, hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive from ASAP Security Services delved into the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in enhancing security measures. Despite concerns, AI has revolutionized security protocols by enabling proactive responses to potential threats. Highlighting recent AI advancements such as Google Gemini and updated versions…

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Education & EdTech
Bullying, Suicide, and Society The Unseen Crisis in K-12 Education

In a recent episode of the Secured podcast hosted by Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive of ASAP Security Services, the tragic case of a transgender student named Nicks Benedict from Oklahoma grabbed national attention. Benedict, a 16-year-old who identified with he and they pronouns, died by suicide after a bullying incident at school. The…

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Education & EdTech
Seeing Through the Smoke of School Safety Products

In a recent episode of Secured, hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive shed light on the inadequacies of certain security measures, particularly focusing on the flaws of silent panic alarms in educational institutions. Matranga expressed his dismay at the prevalence of unproven security products being promoted at various conferences and expos. He highlighted the push…

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Education & EdTech
Enhancing Law Enforcement Training for K-12 Security Incidents

In a recent discussion on Secured with hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, the conversation delved into the intricacies of school security measures and the necessity of prioritizing comprehensive safety protocols over singular technological solutions. Highlighting the case of Utah’s mandate for gun detection systems in schools, the hosts emphasized the importance of holistic…

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Education & EdTech
Revisiting the Mesquite School Shooting: Debating Use of Force and De-escalation Tactics

In the wake of a recent school shooting at Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy in Mesquite, Texas, the Secured podcast, hosted by Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, CEOs of M6 Global Defense and ASAP Security respectively, delves into critical insights and solutions for school security. This incident underscores the pressing need for effective preventive…

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Education & EdTech
Eradicating the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Amidst mounting concerns over school safety, CEOs Mike Matranga of M6 Global Defense and Mike Monsive of ASAP Security engage in a gripping dialogue. Drawing from their extensive expertise, Matranga and Monsive shed light on the intricacies of ensuring security within educational settings. With the rise of incidents contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline, stakeholders are…

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Innovations in Healthcare: A Discussion with Dr. Craig Joseph at HIMSS 2024
May 24, 2024

Innovations in healthcare were easy to spot at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. Healthcare Rethink’s Brian Urban caught up with one of those innovators for a live discussion at HIMSS 2024. podcast, Their conversation opens a window and dialogue into the cutting-edge trends reshaping healthcare technology today. This episode features Dr. Craig Joseph, the…

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Preventing burnout
Achieving Professional Growth and Preventing Burnout: The Importance of Time Management and Support Networks in a Fast-Paced World
May 23, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing professional growth with personal well-being is more crucial than ever. With the rise of remote work, digital transformation, and the constant hustle culture, finding this balance has become a significant challenge for many. A survey conducted by Deloitte suggests that a whopping 77% of professionals experience burnout at work….

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Fan-Centric Business Transformation
Prop Room
May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

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Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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Digital Defense: Addressing Cyber Threats in Education
Education & EdTech
Digital Defense: Addressing Cyber Threats in Education
March 25, 2024

Amidst the digital transformation of education, cybersecurity has emerged as a critical concern for schools worldwide. With technological advancements flooding the educational space, institutions face the daunting task of balancing innovation with the protection of sensitive data and digital infrastructure. Cybersecurity in education extends beyond traditional measures to encompass the holistic well-being of students…

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AI Revolution in School Safety: How Video Analytics Enhances Security and Peace of Mind

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the field of security, particularly in the realm of video analytics. Kevin Davis, J.D., CPP, Assistant Director of Public Safety, highlights the significant impact AI-driven video analytics is having on school safety and security. As schools face increasing security challenges and often have limited resources, AI-driven video analytics serve as…

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Protecting Our Educators: The Impact of Burnout on School Security

In a recent bonus segment of “Secured,” Ron Stefanski, host of the Disrupted podcast, shed light on a pressing issue in the education sector: the surge in burnout and turnover among teachers, especially in K-12 schools. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the burnout challenges faced by educators, with many reaching a breaking point and opting…

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Securing School Campuses: Harnessing Innovative Technologies

In the ever-evolving landscape of school security, Adam Coughran, President of Safe Kids Inc., emphasizes the importance of innovative technologies and strategies to safeguard students, teachers, and staff. From visitor management systems to advanced surveillance technology, educational institutions are continuously seeking new ways to enhance security measures and respond effectively to potential threats. One…

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Latest Season One

The Lifeline of Crisis Management: Effective Communication
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The Lifeline of Crisis Management: Effective Communication
November 22, 2023

In an age where communication should be seamless, why is it that institutions, particularly in the realm of security, often choose silence as their response to crises? Join host Mike Matranga and special guest Anastasiya Bolton as they dissect the crucial importance of communication in security incidents, debunking the notion that less is more. The…

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The Domino Effect: Capitol Security Disrupted by a Fire Alarm Pull

In today’s world, security breaches have become all too common. The pressing question is whether these incidents are genuine accidents or convenient excuses. With the stakes higher than ever for security, it’s time to dissect this issue. Recent events demand accountability, and it’s a topic that can’t be brushed aside. Challenging the Narrative: Join hosts…

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The Empty Mandate and Unfunded Promises of House Bill 3

Hosted by Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global Defense, and co-hosted by Mike Monsive, CEO of ASAP Security, this episode peels back the layers of recent legislative actions in the realm of school security. Beyond the headlines and mandates, the hosts scrutinize the fine print, emphasizing the necessity of holistic planning and real funding. Key…

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The Dark Side of School Funding: Where Does the Money Really Go?

In an era where the safety of our educational institutions has never been more critical, the latest episode of SecurED dives headfirst into the imperative conversation surrounding school security. The pressing question at hand: Are quick fixes and high-tech solutions really the answer? With a surge in security spending, it’s time to take stock and…

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Political Shenanigans: The Fire Alarm Prank and Its Consequences
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Political Shenanigans: The Fire Alarm Prank and Its Consequences
November 9, 2023

This episode of SecurED, scrutinizes the events surrounding Rep. Bowman’s actions, emphasizing the potential consequences of such actions in government buildings. The hosts analyze the impact on security protocols, the allocation of resources, and the perception of elected officials by the American public. Key Takeaways: Unintended Consequences: The incident’s ripple effect, from heightened security to…

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Breaking the Stigma Behind Men’s Mental Health

This episode of SecurED, delves deep into the emotional toll experienced by individuals exposed to traumatic events, from law enforcement officers negotiating with shooters to reporters covering tragic stories. Anastasiya Bolton, a seasoned journalist, shares her insights on the lasting effects of such experiences and how addressing mental health is not a sign of weakness…

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How School Security Bidding Falls Short

In this episode of SecurED, Mike Monsive, CEO of ASAP Security, and Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global Defense, take a deep dive into the flaws in the legislative process and the repercussions these flaws have on school security. The Flawed Process: Monsive begins by highlighting the fundamental flaws in the legislative process, particularly in…

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The Hidden Impact of Law Enforcement Stories of Survival and Recovery

In this episode, SecurED host Mike Matranga and Mike Barry dive into a critical issue that demands immediate attention. The mental health challenges faced by law enforcement professionals are often concealed beneath the surface, but recent events and heightened awareness are bringing these struggles to the forefront. Why This Discussion Matters Now: The rising number…

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The Economic Consequences of Bad Legislation
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The Economic Consequences of Bad Legislation
November 1, 2023

In a candid and impassioned discussion, Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global Defense, and Mike Monsive, CEO of ASAP Security, delve into the deep-rooted issues plaguing American politics today. They explore instances of elected officials behaving with impunity, disregarding accountability, and reflect on the dire consequences of such actions. During their conversation, Matranga and Monsive…

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The Lessons Learned from Covering Breaking News

In this gripping episode of SecurED, host Mike Matranga delves into a profound conversation with Anastasiya Bolton, Founder of ViKSTORY Media. Together, they unearth the chilling patterns that underlie some of the most tragic events in recent history. The conversation starts with a haunting memory, the story of Natalie Holloway, a name etched into our…

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Are School Boards Informed Enough to Make Security Choices

In a shocking turn of events, a recent school security contract decision has left many scratching their heads. The core question here is clear: Did the school board prioritize the right factors in their selection process? Diving into this perplexing scenario, Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive provide eye-opening insights. Mike Matranga brings up a pivotal…

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The Unspoken Traumas of Law Enforcement

In the demanding realm of law enforcement, a stark reality often lurks behind the badge, one that goes unnoticed but leaves deep scars. Today, we dive into a powerful conversation with Mike Barry, a seasoned law enforcement specialist, shedding light on a pressing issue that has remained in the shadows for far too long –…

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Latest Season Two

The Dual Nature of AI: Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes?
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The Dual Nature of AI: Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes?
April 24, 2024

On this episode of the Secured Podcast, hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive from ASAP Security Services delved into the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in enhancing security measures. Despite concerns, AI has revolutionized security protocols by enabling proactive responses to potential threats. Highlighting recent AI advancements such as Google Gemini and updated versions…

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Bullying, Suicide, and Society The Unseen Crisis in K-12 Education

In a recent episode of the Secured podcast hosted by Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive of ASAP Security Services, the tragic case of a transgender student named Nicks Benedict from Oklahoma grabbed national attention. Benedict, a 16-year-old who identified with he and they pronouns, died by suicide after a bullying incident at school. The…

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Seeing Through the Smoke of School Safety Products

In a recent episode of Secured, hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive shed light on the inadequacies of certain security measures, particularly focusing on the flaws of silent panic alarms in educational institutions. Matranga expressed his dismay at the prevalence of unproven security products being promoted at various conferences and expos. He highlighted the push…

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Enhancing Law Enforcement Training for K-12 Security Incidents

In a recent discussion on Secured with hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, the conversation delved into the intricacies of school security measures and the necessity of prioritizing comprehensive safety protocols over singular technological solutions. Highlighting the case of Utah’s mandate for gun detection systems in schools, the hosts emphasized the importance of holistic…

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Revisiting the Mesquite School Shooting: Debating Use of Force and De-escalation Tactics
Education & EdTech
Revisiting the Mesquite School Shooting: Debating Use of Force and De-escalation Tactics
April 9, 2024

In the wake of a recent school shooting at Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy in Mesquite, Texas, the Secured podcast, hosted by Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, CEOs of M6 Global Defense and ASAP Security respectively, delves into critical insights and solutions for school security. This incident underscores the pressing need for effective preventive…

Read More
Eradicating the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Amidst mounting concerns over school safety, CEOs Mike Matranga of M6 Global Defense and Mike Monsive of ASAP Security engage in a gripping dialogue. Drawing from their extensive expertise, Matranga and Monsive shed light on the intricacies of ensuring security within educational settings. With the rise of incidents contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline, stakeholders are…

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Education & EdTech
The Secured Podcast Challenges Ballistic Industry Giants
May 17, 2024

On a recent episode of the Secured Podcast, the hosts issued a bold challenge to the ballistic industry giants, including Armoured One. They invited industry leaders to their 11,000-acre Texas ranch, complete with a range and lodging, for a transparent, practical demonstration. The test will involve quarter-inch plate glass, like typical storefront windows, with…

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Secure Schools Begin with Empowered & Trained Staff

In a recent segment of SecurED, hosted by Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global Defense, and featuring Marshall Caplan, Senior Security Consultant at M6 Global Defense, the conversation delves extensively into the vital subject of school security. This engaging discussion centers on the reevaluation of priorities within the realm of school safety and security,…

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The Financial Puzzle of SRO Staffing and Training

In a climate where school safety is a paramount concern, the latest episode of “SecurED” dives deep into the intricate web of challenges facing educational institutions. As the nation grapples with ensuring the security of its schools, this discussion couldn’t be more timely. The stakes are high, and the need for innovative solutions has never…

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Strategies for Students and Educators to Confront Bullying

In a thought-provoking episode of SecurED, hosted by Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global Defense, and featuring guest Joe Morris, owner of Condition 1 Combat Center, the conversation takes an important turn to how to confront bullying. While discussing school safety, the focus shifts from students to teachers and the critical need for emotional…

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Rethinking Ride-Sharing: The Staffing Nightmare of a Law Enforcement Driver Model
September 4, 2023

Mike Matranga, host of the SecurED Podcast, sits down with his co-host Mike Monsive, to discuss a unique business concept that involves adding a law enforcement driver model to the complexity of ride sharing. While intrigued by the idea, he raises concerns about staffing challenges and potential pushback due to the presence of firearms….

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Strengthening School Safety: Empowering Substitute Teachers for Emergencies

The imperative to ensure school safety often takes a back seat to academic concerns, leaving substitute teachers unprepared for emergencies. The tragic events at Santa Fe shed light on the dire consequences of this oversight during lockdowns. Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global Defense Group, has spearheaded advocacy efforts for change, yet many school districts…

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Exploring the Pros and Cons of a Law Enforcement Officer as Your Driver

Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive discuss the challenges of making armed rideshare services like Black Wolf beneficial and cost-effective. They question whether passengers would be willing to pay higher fees for a law enforcement officer as your driver during a 30 or 45-minute ride. The conversation delves into hypothetical scenarios where an armed driver might…

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Embracing Preparedness: Safeguarding Our Schools from Tragedy

In a clip from a recent episode of SecurED, host Mike Matranga engages in a compelling conversation with Flo Rice, a survivor of the Santa Fe shooting and a former teacher. The dialogue revolves around a single, haunting question: What is the first step schools should take in safeguarding our schools for their students,…

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Education & EdTech
Why Are Schools Now Prime Targets for Cyber Attacks?
August 8, 2023

In a world where technology evolves at lightning speed, our schools grapple with the challenge of catching up. Andrew Callis Jr., an authority on cybersecurity, brings to the forefront a shocking revelation: schools have emerged as the bull’s-eye for cyber attacks. The disconcerting truth lies in the mismatch between the swift progress of technology…

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As Ransomware Attacks Rise, How Should K-12 Schools Evaluate Network Security?

Chris Caruso, COO and CTO of M6 Global Defense, sheds light on the significance of network security in schools, considering the alarming rise in ransomware attacks targeting K-12 institutions nationwide. Protecting the network is crucial, and implementing key security measures doesn’t have to be expensive. Chris emphasizes the importance of authentication as the first…

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Black Wolf: Examining the Pros and Cons of Armed Ride-Share Drivers

Mike Matranga, CO of M6 Global Defense and host of the SecurED Podcast, and Mike Monsive, CEO of ASAP Security and co-host of the SecurED Podcast, discuss Black Wolf, distinguishing itself from Lyft and Uber by offering armed ride-share drivers. The idea presents pros and cons, especially considering drivers may have other jobs and liabilities….

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School Districts Are Exploring Robot Surveillance on Campus But is This Realistic?

Join Mike Matranga, host of the SecurED Podcast, as he delves into the use of robot surveillance on K-12 campuses. The question at hand is whether this technology is viable or merely hype. Mike shares his perspective, emphasizing the importance of focusing on foundational components and behavioral threat assessment in the school environment. From Mike’s…

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Latest Secured Bites Season Two

Innovations in School Safety: Navigating Complex Challenges
Education & EdTech
Innovations in School Safety: Navigating Complex Challenges
April 3, 2024

In a recent episode of “Secured,” Federal Agent Shane Giblin and School Safety Director Jason Stoddard delved into the complexities of the school safety and security landscape. With years of experience between them, their insights shed light on the challenges and considerations facing educational institutions today. The Proliferation of Experts Agent Giblin highlighted the…

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How Culture and Climate Shape School Security

With increasing concerns over school safety, the discussion on creating a secure educational environment has never been more pertinent. As incidents of violence and security breaches rise, the need for a holistic approach to school safety becomes increasingly urgent. In this episode of “Secured,” Guy Bliesner, a distinguished school safety and security analyst at…

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Enhancing School Safety with Integrated Security Solutions

As the safety of educational institutions becomes an increasingly critical concern, the role of security cameras in schools takes center stage. This episode delves into the timely discussion of optimizing security camera placement to enhance school safety. With rising security threats in schools, including violence and unauthorized access, there’s a growing need to harness…

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Protecting Schools in 2024: Cybersecurity, Technology, and Readiness

In the rapidly evolving landscape of school security, 2024 has brought forth new challenges and opportunities. With the alarming statistic of eight school shootings recorded in January alone, educational institutions are grappling with a pressing concern: How can they adapt to safeguard sensitive data and digital infrastructure in this digital age? As technology continues…

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Can A.I. Keep Us Safe Everywhere
Education & EdTech
Can A.I. Keep Us Safe Everywhere
January 26, 2024

As concerns about school safety continue to dominate headlines, the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) for gun detection in educational institutions is gaining momentum. This discussion couldn’t be more timely, with schools grappling with the need for more proactive security measures. The use of AI gun detection technology, already prevalent in venues like airports…

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Innovations in School Safety: Navigating Complex Challenges
April 3, 2024

In a recent episode of “Secured,” Federal Agent Shane Giblin and School Safety Director Jason Stoddard delved into the complexities of the school safety and security landscape. With years of experience between them, their insights shed light on the challenges and considerations facing educational institutions today. The Proliferation of Experts Agent Giblin highlighted the…

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Digital Defense: Addressing Cyber Threats in Education
March 25, 2024

Amidst the digital transformation of education, cybersecurity has emerged as a critical concern for schools worldwide. With technological advancements flooding the educational space, institutions face the daunting task of balancing innovation with the protection of sensitive data and digital infrastructure. Cybersecurity in education extends beyond traditional measures to encompass the holistic well-being of students…

Read More
AI Revolution in School Safety: How Video Analytics Enhances Security and Peace of Mind
March 22, 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the field of security, particularly in the realm of video analytics. Kevin Davis, J.D., CPP, Assistant Director of Public Safety, highlights the significant impact AI-driven video analytics is having on school safety and security. As schools face increasing security challenges and often have limited resources, AI-driven video analytics serve as…

Read More
Protecting Our Educators: The Impact of Burnout on School Security
March 4, 2024

In a recent bonus segment of “Secured,” Ron Stefanski, host of the Disrupted podcast, shed light on a pressing issue in the education sector: the surge in burnout and turnover among teachers, especially in K-12 schools. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the burnout challenges faced by educators, with many reaching a breaking point and opting…

Read More
Securing School Campuses: Harnessing Innovative Technologies
February 26, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of school security, Adam Coughran, President of Safe Kids Inc., emphasizes the importance of innovative technologies and strategies to safeguard students, teachers, and staff. From visitor management systems to advanced surveillance technology, educational institutions are continuously seeking new ways to enhance security measures and respond effectively to potential threats. One…

Read More
How Culture and Climate Shape School Security
February 16, 2024

With increasing concerns over school safety, the discussion on creating a secure educational environment has never been more pertinent. As incidents of violence and security breaches rise, the need for a holistic approach to school safety becomes increasingly urgent. In this episode of “Secured,” Guy Bliesner, a distinguished school safety and security analyst at…

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Enhancing School Safety with Integrated Security Solutions
January 31, 2024

As the safety of educational institutions becomes an increasingly critical concern, the role of security cameras in schools takes center stage. This episode delves into the timely discussion of optimizing security camera placement to enhance school safety. With rising security threats in schools, including violence and unauthorized access, there’s a growing need to harness…

Read More
Protecting Schools in 2024: Cybersecurity, Technology, and Readiness
January 29, 2024

In the rapidly evolving landscape of school security, 2024 has brought forth new challenges and opportunities. With the alarming statistic of eight school shootings recorded in January alone, educational institutions are grappling with a pressing concern: How can they adapt to safeguard sensitive data and digital infrastructure in this digital age? As technology continues…

Read More
Can A.I. Keep Us Safe Everywhere
January 26, 2024

As concerns about school safety continue to dominate headlines, the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) for gun detection in educational institutions is gaining momentum. This discussion couldn’t be more timely, with schools grappling with the need for more proactive security measures. The use of AI gun detection technology, already prevalent in venues like airports…

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