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5 Ways To Minimize Security Risk

by Meghan Bogardus Cortez

EdTech Focus on Higher Education

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5 Ways Technology Can Boost Campus Security

The latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security trends show that 49,870 criminal offenses were reported on college campuses in 2014. This figure has gone down by nearly 35,000 since 2005, and technology is likely a huge factor.

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Technology Options to Improve Campus Safety

Concern about safety on campus is top-of-mind these days with colleges and universities across the country taking steps to improve safety and minimize risk. Technology may help, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security. How could you be using technology more strategically to minimize risk on your campuses?

This article covers a variety of ways that technology can address security for students from personal apps to better security cameras, body cameras, alerts and wireless access controls. Beyond technology, though, schools need to ensure that they are informing and educating students and others about potential risks and creating channels of communication that can help to quickly and effectively respond in emergency situations. IT decisions need to made with the safeguarding of student and family financial data and concerns about student safety in mind.