The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) offers the most comprehensive information available on best practices specifically for securing school facilities, vetted extensively by experts across the education, public safety and industry sectors.
You are head of campus security and you are sitting in a meeting with the heads of IT and Facilities, the school’s Vice President of Finance and Administration, and the College President or School Principal and Superintendent. The purpose of your meeting is to consider the purchase of equipment to upgrade safety and security. There are three options on the table: a new video surveillance system, an access control system, and panic alarms/buttons for all classrooms and offices. Unfortunately, your budget is not sufficiently robust to select all three, so you need to evaluate what to buy.
This presentation will provide a systemic approach for evaluating technology so your campus picks the right technologies that upgrade performance.
Security Technology Projects Keys to Success: Evaluation, Costing, Bidding and Implementation Case Study
Steven DeArruda the Senior Security Consultant for Business Protection Specialists, Inc. uses case studies to learn the step by step process you should take to ensure an effective outcome of your security technology project. The principles at the foundation of this medical center case study are applicable to all buildings, whether it includes renovation, upgrade or new construction.
Dr. Curtis Case the Director of Digital Learning for Millard Public Schools discusses how systems can be integrated with standard response protocols as well prioritizing spending while balancing convenience and safety.
James Marcella the director of industry associations for Axis Communications talks about how having audio as an integrated part of a video surveillance system can be an invaluable addition to a school’s ability to detect and interpret events and emergency situations.
There is no one thing we can do to have a safe learning and working environment. There are many layers to creating that safe environment. It starts with a partnership between the school and first responders to determine the possible hazards of the school.
Ashley Schultz and Elizabeth Evans will identify current grant opportunities from federal, state and foundation agencies for K-12, higher education, and public safety funding landscapes.
This article from Pivot3 examines the importance of data and technology, and the role they play in creating a secure, intelligent campus.
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