5 Things You Can Do With nSide

nSide is a tool that provides solutions on emergency operation planning, mapping, 360 degree virtual walk-thrus, fleet tracking, live camera feeds, and mass notifications for campuses, facilities, and various organizations. At nSide, we have one mission: we believe everyone deserves to feel safe. To accomplish this, we want to provide every educator and every child…

Upcoming Webinar: EOP Functional Annexes Migration

The functional annex has been streamlined to address the following areas: Communication, Evacuation, Secure Perimeter, Lockdown, Reunification, Recovery, and Crisis Management. Both the updated and older versions of the functional annexes are available to you in nSide until June 30, 2017. On July 1, 2017, only the updated version will be available. Due to these upcoming changes, we…

nSide Severe Weather Awareness

One thing we know for certain is that severe weather of one kind or another is a regular occurrence. In fact, as I write this, a line of severe weather is bearing down on the state from the west. While this is not a risk you can ever prevent entirely, you can minimize the potential…

Would you know where the closest AED is located in the case of an emergency?

The Today Show on NBC recently produced a story about Bob Harper from “The Biggest Loser” and a heart attack he experienced while training in his gym. He survived, primarily because an automated external defibrillator (AED) was located in the gym. These are devices that help save lives in this type of event by delivering “a dose…

nSide Visits Mississippi State University to Inspire Students to Pursue Careers in Technology and Cybersecurity

On Wednesday, July 20th CEO Dr. Steve McKinney, Data Division Manager Robert Nall, and Chief Network Engineer Justin Billingsley traveled to Mississippi State University to speak with middle and high school boys and teachers attending the GenCyber funded Bulldog Bytes Computing Camps.The GenCyber program is a partnership between the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation…

nSide Supports FEMA Sponsored Virtual Table-Top Active Shooter Drill

nSide was invited by Franklin, Southhampton, Isle of Wight, VA Local Emergency Planning Committee and Paul D. Camp Community College, Franklin, VA to participate and support a FEMA sponsored Table-Top Active Shooter Drill at Paul D. Camp Community College, Franklin, VA campus on 01/12/16.The exercise, facilitated by Western Tidewater Medical Reserve Corps, was a virtual…

Proactively Monitoring Social Media

Baldwin County Schools, AL is responding to threats of school violence posted via social media this week. While local authorities believe there is no credibility to the threat, school administrators and first responders are taking the necessary steps to ensure security on campus:http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2016/01/shootout_threat_at_robertsdale.html#incart_river_home In the age of the online social community, many students’ first stop…

Unlocking the Potential of IoT with nSide

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term coined in 1999 [1] to describe the growing field of everyday devices that can be internet connected. Prominent examples are the Nest Learning Thermostat, Amazon Echo, and Philips Hue. These devices, and scores of others now on the market; will let a person monitor and control their home HVAC, turn…

Virtual Alabama School Safety Summit — Preparing and Responding to Crisis

The 6th Annual Virtual Alabama School Safety Summit will be hosted by nSide, and partnered with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and Alabama State Department of Education on February 29thand March 1st, 2016 in Montgomery, Alabama. The Summit will provide a discussion of emergency preparedness and response solutions and networking opportunities with first responders and K-12 public and…