Fires, Egress, and Accessibility Codes: Debunking Myths and Embracing Change

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Lori Greene (DAHC/CDC, CCPR, FDAI), Manager of Codes and Resources at Allegion and author of the blog iDigHardware, discusses codes and regulations surrounding fires, egress and accessibility in schools.

Digital Citizenship and the Next Generation: The Intersection of Cyber and Physical Security

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Continuing our topic of cybersecurity, expert Antoinette King (CISSP, PSP, DPPS, SICC) discusses the importance of cybersecurity education in schools with an emphasis on a holistic approach encompassing physical and cyber safety elements.

Empowering Educators: Teaching Cybersecurity in the Digital Age with CISA

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Don Hough, the Deputy Associate Director for the School Safety Task Force at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), discusses the importance of cybersecurity in schools.

Her Final Words: From a Nightmare, New Hope Blooms

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John-Michael Keyes, co-founder and executive director of the I Love U Guys Foundation, discusses the mission of the foundation, including the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) and the Standard Reunification Method (SRM).

Building Resilient Schools: Protecting Student Mental Health & Safety

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Dr. Melissa Reeves, Ph.D., NCSP, LCMHC, discusses behavioral threat assessment, her work in school crisis prevention and intervention, and programs that aim to support mental health in schools, especially for at-risk students.

Adapting School Security: From the PASS(t) into the Future


Chuck Wilson, the co-founder and chairman of the Board of Directors for the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), discusses the growth of PASS, its mission, and security resources for schools.

Advocacy for Advanced Tech: Emerging School Safety and Security


James Marcella, the director of industry associations for Axis Communications, speaks about the value of K-12 advocacy in organizations including ASIS International, the Security Industry Association and the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools.

Beyond the Badge: NASRO's Mission to Enhance School Security


In this episode of The Changing Face of School Security, Mo Canady, Executive Director of NASRO, joined host Paul Timm to discuss NASRO's mission partnerships and instructional offerings and trends that involve and affect school resource officers. 

90 Minutes, No Lives Lost: Molly Hudgens’ Story 


This episode features Molly Hudgens, a guidance counselor at Sycamore Middle School. She speaks to her passion for school safety and the importance of School Resource Officers.


From FBI to School Security: Combatting Swatting and Improving in Education


This episode features Jin Kim of PerSec Academy and Advisory Group and The Bureau Consortium and his expertise surrounding school security.


How Technology is Making Schools Safer—and Bullying Easier


In this episode, Jeff Bean, school district safety and security coordinator and founder of SafeSchools4All discusses his experience as an SRO, the importance of education and technology, and more.


Strengthening School Safety Protocols: Lessons Learned from a Tragic Event


In this episode of The Changing Face of School Security, Guy Bliesner, school safety and security analyst shared his experience and lessons learned from the Rigby Middle School shooting.


From Tragedy to Advocacy: Redefining School Security After Sandy Hook


In our first episode to kick off The Changing Face of School Security Podcast, Michele Gay, co-founder and executive director of Safe and Sound Schools shared how the Sandy Hook tragedy affected the landscape of school security.

Preview: The Changing Face of School Security – An Allegion Podcast

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In this podcast, we highlight the changemakers in the K-12 industry—from school security coordinators and analysts to non-profit organizations and trusted advisors in the K-12 solutions space.

Meet the Host

Paul Timm, Director of Education Safety for Allegion, is a board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP), author of School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program, and a nationally acclaimed expert in physical security. He is also a member of PASS, CSC, ASIS International’s School Safety & Security Council and IASBO (Illinois Association of School Business Officials) Risk Management Committee.

Since 1999, Paul has conducted physical security assessments and provided technical assistance for clients nationwide and in Canada.


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CPTED in Schools: Has your campus applied these 3 tactics to prevent crime


Allegion's Paul Timm, PSP, shares successes and cautionary tales in this CampusSafety Voices podcast.

Securing Futures: Unraveling the layers of school security


Allegion's Paul Timm, PSP, joins the Safe and Sound School's "Sound Off" podcast to discuss the misconceptions about safety measures, the importance of a positive school culture, and the pivotal role of student engagement in maintaining a secure environment.