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7 Ways to Improve School Safety for the 2023–2024 School Year

7 Ways to Improve School Safety for the 2023–2024 School Year

In 2021, our Eastern DataComm team released a blog regarding five ways to improve school safety.  Today, with over twenty recent incidents of school violence continuing to devastate districts across the country, we’re revisiting this topic with renewed focus. As we continue our commitment to be part of the solution, we’re bringing you seven ways […]

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10 Key Steps for Teachers and Administrators to Facilitate A Safe and Secure Lockdown: The 2023 Update

10 Key Steps for Teachers and Administrators to Facilitate a Safe and Secure Lockdown: the 2023 Update

Our nation continues to witness senseless violence in our schools. It’s more important than ever for administrators, faculty, law enforcement, parents, and guardians to work together to ensure the safety and security of their community’s students. In an earlier article, our team at Eastern DataComm explored what teachers can do in an emergency lockdown. This […]

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School Safety Lessons Learned from the 2022–2023 School Year

school safety lessons learned 2022-2023

While school shooting tragedies continue to flood the headlines of our local and national news outlets (with 16 school shootings this year alone), district stakeholders are doing what they can to prevent such incidents from occurring in their own school communities. And if you find yourself among those committed to making their school communities safer, […]

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6 Key Insights on Emergency Notification From Our Latest Live School Safety Seminar Series

6 Key Insights on Emergency Notification From Our Latest Live School Safety Seminar Series

Our Eastern DataComm team recently hosted a series of live, in-person seminars spanning New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut. School officials and stakeholders whose responsibility it is to ensure the safety of their campuses came from far and wide to join us for this educational experience. The series was incredibly well-received by our attendees […]

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5 Can’t-Miss Grant Opportunities to Fund School Safety Improvements

School Safety Improvement Fund

Did you know that there are a variety of funding resources to improve your school’s safety technology?  In fact, after the Parkland Florida tragedy in 2018, the government instituted a 1-billion dollars in spending over 10 years dedicated to improving school safety. Now schools are beginning to utilize that funding in earnest. And in order […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend Our Seminars

In light of the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, our Eastern DataComm team has structured our latest seminar around addressing the issues that led to the tragedy that the school community experienced.  And we did not offer this perspective as a way to point fingers or lay blame. Instead, we did so to underscore […]

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The Benefits of Enhancing Your District’s Comprehensive School Safety Ecosystem with Video Surveillance and Access Control

The Benefits of Enhancing Your District’s Comprehensive School Safety Ecosystem with Video Surveillance and Access Control

A truly tragic and unfortunate truth is that the number of school shootings across the country continues to rise. Now, more than ever, it is incredibly important to consider ways to ensure greater security of our school district buildings and grounds, including video surveillance and access control systems. At Eastern DataComm, our proprietary Lockdown and […]

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Selecting Your Emergency Notification System: What Sets LENS + OPTICS Apart

Children and teacher in a school protected by an emergency notification system

There are an overwhelming number of emergency notification options available to potentially enhance the physical security of schools and districts. From tech companies offering text-alert systems, to service partners offering “one size fits all” packages, to vendors that advertise the chance to build your own system by purchasing components piece by piece. After reviewing the […]

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The Safety Implications and Importance of Total Coverage

The Safety Implications and Importance of Total Coverage

Our nation seems to be locked in an unending battle to keep our school communities safe havens for learning and growth, free from violent acts like the active shooter tragedies that have left in their wake unimaginable devastation. Unceasingly, education and law enforcement officials wrestle with what to do to keep their students, faculty, staff, […]

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Apps Aren’t Enough: How Holistic, Comprehensive Approaches to School Safety Save Lives

Apps Aren’t Enough: How Holistic, Comprehensive Approaches to School Safety Save Lives

In the wake of numerous school shootings nationwide, it is becoming a hard-learned but valuable lesson for many school administrators and law enforcement officials that effective lockdown response goes far beyond just a text message notification system. In fact, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) held a school board meeting with concerned families and community […]

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