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Why Hardwired Buttons Outperform Wearable Devices in School Safety

In a recent episode of “Secured” with hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, the conversation revolved around the evolution of safety systems in schools and wearable devices. The discussion highlighted the simplicity of understanding effective systems, using Buc-ee’s gas stations’ success, known for their clean restrooms, as an analogy for consistency and excellence. Matranga…

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Enhanced Learning Environments: An Opportunity in New School Building Projects

Nationally, school building projects have a budget that has a multi-billion dollar price tag, with additional billions dedicated to communications and audiovisual technologies. This significant investment, coupled with more money allocated for educational technology updates by school districts, marks a transformative period in educational infrastructure. With the stakes high, it’s interesting test to see…

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Mental Health Trends: AI, Medication, Education, Workplace… and Animation

The landscape of mental health, particularly among younger generations, is shifting dramatically. Recent statistics reveal an alarming rise in mental health disorders among adolescents, with 20 percent of children and young people aged three to 17 in the United States experiencing significant mental health challenges. Similarly, in the UK, 20 percent of youth reported…

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Where Adversity Stands as a Catalyst that Fuels Leadership in Education

Turning adversity into a leadership tool has never been more critical with the educational landscape being so fast-paced. Recent ongoing challenges, from the pandemic’s aftermath to the evolving technological demands, educators now have to harness resilience to inspire and lead effectively. Studies show that leaders who have faced significant personal challenges are often more…

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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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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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Breaking the Cycle and Inspiring Others
July 23, 2024

Nowadays, the traditional path to education is being questioned more than ever and there are numerous stories that provide a beacon of hope for those considering alternative routes. As the number of adults without a high school diploma reaches nearly 22 million in the United States, the importance of understanding and embracing non-traditional education…

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School Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Approaching Safety and Regulatory Compliance with Intent and Purpose
July 23, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with special guest, Carrie Mockler, the Vice President of Operations at PublicSchoolWORKS, a Raptor Technologies company. PublicSchoolWORKS is a fully automated, all-in-one learning management system for online training for school staff and a comprehensive risk management program. Key Takeaways: •…

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The Power of Self-Compassion in Leadership and Cognitive Diversity Can Transform Workplaces
July 23, 2024

Mental health and a sense of belonging are critical issues in today’s workplaces. So much that it is essential to practice self-compassion and form a better understanding of cognitive diversity. Leaders today must navigate the complexities of fostering connection and reducing isolation among their teams. Recent studies indicate that 40 percent of employees feel…

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Passion, Nature, and Fine Art Photography with Knox Kronenberg
July 23, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of fine art photography, capturing the intersection of the old and the new is both a challenge and an art form in itself. Knox Kronenberg, a prominent photographer based in Austin, Texas, embodies this intersection through his work, which uniquely blends historical elements with modern contexts. As technology advances and…

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Seeing Through the Smoke of School Safety Products
April 17, 2024

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
April 15, 2024

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
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…

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Eradicating the School-to-Prison Pipeline
April 8, 2024

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 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…

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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…

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Implementing MimioSTEM for Learning Success at Father Yermo Schools
March 19, 2024

Learning Success is the ultimate goal for education. At Father Yermo Schools, the integration of Boxlight’s MimioSTEM solution transformed educational experiences and outcomes to achieve that success. David Peña, a Principal at Father Yermo Schools, shares a compelling narrative on how this innovative technology, from interactive panels to robotics, has revolutionized both teaching and…

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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…

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