The Latest Technologies for Active Shooter Situations

The increased rate of active shooter incidents is tragically turning into a “new normal.” However, security integrators can offer technologies to help minimize the frequency and damage of these events.


As I was composing this month’s Tech Talk on access control, a sad incident happened that included an active shooter with the death of 19 children and two teachers. At that moment, I stopped the presses and felt an obligation to discuss where we might have helped with the application of security technologies.


Another device you may want to consider is the Halo from IPVideo Corp. It is very versatile, has been around for some time, and was an annual product pick of mine a couple of years back. See more in this month’s Tool of the Month below.