STANLEY Security, Indianapolis, announced that nominations are now open to higher education institutions for this year’s “Together For Safer Schools” grant program. Security systems integrators operating in the higher education market can pass along information about the nomination process to their clients in this segment.

The program, in its second year, will provide the opportunity to enhance safety and security in the nation’s approximately 4,500 higher education institutions by awarding winning schools a share of a substantial grant of STANLEY Security installed products and services. Any higher education institution — both public and private, from community colleges to large-scale campus environments across the U.S. — is eligible to participate. “We’re proud to be able to continue our Together For Safer Schools grant program this year by focusing on our nation’s higher education institutions,” said Kyle Gordon, director of Higher Education Market Solutions – North America for STANLEY Security.

STANLEY Security announced the second installment of the Together For Safer Schools grant program at the 2014 ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar & Exhibits, held in Atlanta last week. Initially set at $500,000, STANLEY Security pledged to raise the value of the grant by $50 for every visitor to the company’s booth, in lieu of giving away promotional items. By the end of the three-day convention, STANLEY had raised the value by $100,000, totaling the grant prize to $600,000 in STANLEY Security installed products and services.

Offerings provided to grant winners include consultative security services, access to STANLEY Security’s Software Solutions Group and seminars for school officials on security threat assessment and advanced Clery Act training offered by STANLEY Security partner and campus security experts, D. Stafford & Associates. Turnkey installations available to winners can be any STANLEY Security product or solution, including access control solutions, video surveillance systems, fire systems, intrusion systems, mechanical and electro-mechanical door hardware, mass notification systems and other security technologies.

Beginning now through November 18, select administrators at any U.S. higher education institution can nominate their campus for the grant program online by visiting Grant winners will be announced on March 3, 2015.