A Primer on Electronic Security for Schools, Universities & Institutions

Blog Site for 2nd Edition Discussions & Reference Material

“A Primer on Electronic Security for Schools, Universities & Institutions” Second Edition is under development for release in Spring 2012.

The Primer, originally published in 2006 by Henry Homrighaus Jr. , is designed to assist educators, engineers, security personnel, and suppliers to address and resolve the issues of potential terrorism or other acts of violence or disruption in our educational institutions. 

The Second Edition updates the Primer to include the multitude of changes the security industry has seen in the last three years such as the convergence of Security, IT & Communications and the maturity of the digital video market segment.  To update the Primer, the author Henry Homrighaus Jr. added co-authors Frank J. Davies and Greg Bernardo. 

Together the team of authors has launched a website to promote the upcoming Second Edition.  The website includes a blog which encourages discussion on topics found in the First Edition Primer and seeks to identify additional topics for inclusion in the Second Edition.  Digital (IP) video (which was still fairly immature at the first writing) is the first category of discussion in the blog focusing on the topic of H.264 compression.

Interested parties can learn more about the book and contribute on blog discussions at:

Short URL: http://goo.gl/Ef1pG
  1. Jim Burkey Said,

    Henry, an excellent guide for the administrator looking for answers. A great addition or expanded topic for the next edition might be Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). Keep up the great work.

  2. Jon Hale Said,

    This looks like a good opportunity to present educators with the information they need to mitigate much of the security issues faced in today’s schools. I often see security programs created for schools, which do not seem to have their goals clearly defined. Security programs can only be effective if all components of the program are supported. These include people and procedures, as well as technology. Without the first two, the technology is likely to fail.

  3. David Said,

    CPTED is a good idea. I have students in my intro criminology class do a defensible space project on campus.

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