ESSER Funds have provided a much needed opportunity for facility modernization that can deliver a healthier environment for students and staff. Where does the GESA process fit in that opportunity and how do schools best utilize their funds for healthy buildings improvements? We answer the most commonly asked questions here.
What are some important considerations in putting together a public address and mass notification system? The National Electrical Manufacturer's Association established some key parameters in its Communications Systems for Life Safety in Schools, and we highlight those ideas here.
What is VoIP (voice over internet protocol) and what are the benefits? We explore 7 reasons why VoIP presents a flexible, feature-rich option for communications that's worth investigating, whether your facility is small or large.
Access control may be an old buzzword in security, but here are four outstanding innovations which deliver flexibility, scalability, and cost-efficiency.
Do the words "public address system" seem old-school to you? Think again! Today's public address systems are essential, crisis communications, mass notification systems - mobile, hands-free, and flexible - woven into the fabric of a comprehensive communication program.
As commercial buildings return to higher occupancy levels, what can Facility Managers and Building Owners do to optimize indoor air quality while reducing energy bills? As a Schneider Electric EcoXpert, we share 15 ideas in our latest blog.
The IT team may be the equivalent of MacGyver but Information Technology is not the same as Information Security. In fact, they two have disparate goals which can weaken your cyber security posture.
The importance of cybersecurity for building systems cannot be overstated. Building Automation, Access Control, and Video Surveillance systems (among others) cannot have a "set it and forget it" mentality. They must be monitored and updated to ensure software is up-to-date and cybersecurity best practices are adhered to.
Our five-state region has received over $29 billion in stimulus funding for elementary and secondary education, but how do schools best utilize those funds? We explore two paths - HVAC Enhancements and Occupant Technology - and highlight the solutions that schools can consider as they move forward.
Health and Wellness of building occupants have become a key value proposition over the last few years. It is extremely important to manage energy usage to reduce operational costs, but a significantly greater value can be attained by increasing the productivity of building occupants. Improved occupant health drives higher engagement and greater productivity.