Surveillance cameras, free Wi-Fi coming to Erie’s Perry Square

Surveillance cameras, free Wi-Fi coming to Erie’s Perry Square | #TpromoCom #VideoSurveillance #SmartCity #Government | The Secure Smart City pilot project could expand citywide someday, depending on feedback and funding.

The city of Erie is about to get smart.

Residents and visitors will soon see free, fast, public Wi-Fi in Perry Square, as well as a video surveillance system in the park that can alert law enforcement to potential threats.

In addition, energy-efficient LED lights are planned for 66 existing utility poles downtown, a move that could lower city utility costs.

The technology upgrades in the area encompassing State Street, between Sixth and 12th streets, could expand citywide someday, based on community feedback and available funding.

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City Council wants $100M to put security cameras in all schools

City Council wants $100M to put security cameras in all schools | #TpromoCom #School #Camera #VideoSurveillance | All schools would have security cameras by 2024 under a new City Council proposal.

The council is asking City Hall for $100 million to install cameras next year in some of the 500-plus schools that do not have video surveillance.

Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Queens), who lobbied Speaker Corey Johnson’s office to include the ask in the council’s fiscal year 2019 budget request sent to Mayor de Blasio’s office earlier this month, said the cameras go hand-in-hand with his proposal to lock all school entrances.

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City Council wants $100M to put security cameras in all schools

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April showers bring May flowers, so get the website you want from TpromoCom

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School reassures parents after fire and evacuation spark concerns over its alarm system

School reassures parents after fire and evacuation spark concerns over its alarm system  | #TpromoCom #School #FireAlarm #Parents | A fire took hold in the boiler room at South Dartmoor Community College the day after it was told it will get money to finally upgrade its campus-wide fire alarm system.

Teachers ran from class to class to evacuate a South Devon college when a fire broke out in a basement boiler room – the day after finally being awarded nearly £30,000 to upgrade its aging fire alarm system.

A mother of two pupils at the school told The Herald she was “absolutely horrified”, claiming college’s fire alarm did not work.

She said her children described scenes of chaos, with teachers racing along corridors shouting at children to get out of the building.

A spokesman for the college confirmed alarms in some of the campus’s buildings did not activate, but insisted it was “fully compliant with regulations”.

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Firefighters will be involved in the exercise

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All Round School Security

All Round School Security | #TpromoCom #School #Safety #Security |  In the United States, there are more than 130,000 public and private schools serving more than 50 million students daily. How safe are the students, faculties and administrators who use these schools every day during the school year?

Recent acts of violence have led school administrators and security professionals to re-evaluate the security protections provided in their schools. Is this school’s security good enough for the nature of the school’s environment and also for the general risks of today’s uncertain world?

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Wireless Emergency Alert Testing on Tap in D.C. Area

Wireless Emergency Alert Testing on Tap in D.C. Area | #TpromoCom #EMS #EmergencyManagement #Test | People in or near the National Capital Region in Washington, D.C., on April 5 will be part of a test of the regional Wireless Emergency Alerts system between 10 and 11 a.m. Cell phones and other mobile devices in the area will receive this message: “A test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts System. No action required.” WEA triggers a loud noise and text message on cell phones and enabled mobile devices.

Twenty local jurisdictions will simultaneously issue a test message to the public through the WEA system, including the city of Alexandria, city of Bowie, city of College Park, city of Fairfax, city of Falls Church, city of Gaithersburg, city of Greenbelt, city of Takoma Park, city of Manassas, city of Manassas Park, city of Rockville, the District of Columbia, Arlington County, Charles County, Fairfax County, Frederick County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and Prince William County.

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Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), Launches Say Something Anonymous Reporting System for Schools Nationwide

#SandyHookPromise (SHP), Launches Say Something Anonymous Reporting System for #Schools Nationwide | #TpromoCom #SandyHook #Security |  In response to the senseless murders of 17 high school students in Parkland, Florida and the 19 other school shootings since the beginning of 2018, Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is launching the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) into schools across the country, including accelerated rollout in four of the most at-risk states for gun violence. The launch will be amplified by a national PSA titled, “The Other Side” produced by BBDO New York that will also air on all major broadcast and cable networks and digital platforms today. To read the remainder of this news story, click here.

School Planning & Management

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