The Dangers Of Vaping: How Your School Can Prevent It

First Confirmed Vaping Death On August 23, 2019, the first death directly linked to vaping was confirmed. Since then, there have been at least 6 additional confirmed deaths linked to vaping, all of which are due to lung disease. While that number continues to grow at an alarming rate, reports actually indicate that the number […]

HALO Smart Sensor, Vigilance Software’s Latest Emergency Notification Integration

HALO IOT Smart Sensor

What is the HALO Smart Sensor? The HALO IOT Smart Sensors are multi sensor used for real time vape detection, sound detection, air quality monitoring, and chemical detection. These devices offer 12 unique detection sensors that work in conjunction with each other to learn, analyze and create alerts designed to keep facilities safe. They have […]

How To Prepare For Threats Of Violence In Places Of Worship

Increased Threats Over the last decade there has been an increase in violence at mosques, churches, synagogue, temples and other places of worship around the world. The only trend that remains constant is that these acts of violence are not going away any time soon. March 15, 2019 – At least 50 people were killed […]

Vigilance and Norris helping schools combat vaping, bullying epidemics

It’s no doubt that the vaping and bullying epidemics are on the rise. In statistics from, 28% of grade 6-12 students admit they have been bullied and only 20%-30% of those confide in an adult. In separate statistics from, 7 out of 10 teens are exposed to vaping and e-cig advertising. Of those […]

Now more than ever, emergency notification systems and systems integration are paramount

As 20th anniversary of the Columbine mass shooting looms, now more than ever, organizations, municipalities, and schools need to have their electronic life-safety and security systems in place and their emergency preparedness/response protocols practiced and ready to deploy. Recent reports of a teen infatuated with the Columbine massacre who traveled from her home in Miami […]

Unprepared During Parkland Shooting

Unprepared and Overwhelmed If there is something to take away from this event, it is that you need to be prepared, NOW. Too many people think that an event like the Parkland shooting will never happen at their location. For the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and school district, they thought the same thing until February […]

Best Practices for Emergency Notification System Testing

Best Practices Having an Emergency Notification System (ENS) is a step in the right direction when considering emergency preparedness. Still, just having this system is not enough. When an emergency happens, we tend to find out that an Emergency Notification System was either not in place or was never utilized. Also, there have been a […]

Are You Prepared for a Medical Emergency?

Medical Preparedness The most important medical procedure is the preparation that goes into it before it is ever utilized. When an emergency happens, every second counts which is why you need a plan of action in place, today! Updating Your Emergency Response Plan Even today, many facilities still do not have an emergency response plan […]

Active Shooter Preparedness

What is an Active Shooter? According to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, an active shooter is defined as an individual who is actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people. In most cases active shooters use a firearm(s) and display no pattern or method for selection of their […]