Stay Safe at School With Guidance From ESA
Formulating a campus safety plan for students and school personnel became one of the Electronic Security Association’s (ESA), Irving, Texas, priorities after the Sandy Hook tragedy in Connecticut. Since the beginning of 2000, nearly 200 students have been killed in campus shooting incidents in the United States, and more than 230 sustained injuries. A customized security plan is instrumental in helping schools prevent or mitigate future incidents. To help schools create an effective security plan, ESA released a comprehensive set of Electronic Security Guidelines for Schools. The guidelines are available online for free download and were created by a panel of experts with extensive experience in school security. These guidelines are a resource for schools considering procurement of an electronic security system. The document is a practical tool that emphasizes best practices and delivers insight on every step of the process from assessment of threats and funding options to selection of contractors and system integrators.