A+ Technology & Security Solutions Inc., a provider of school security technology integration, added a threat vulnerability & risk assessment (TVRA) and comprehensive safety training division incorporating virtual reality, to continue its mission of helping schools nationwide stay safe and secure. 

Launched in 2017, these educational safety training seminars are hosted either at the company’s headquarters in Bay Shore, N.Y., or at individual school locations and are intended to help schools be completely prepared to respond quickly to potential security threats and help limit their liability. With the growing number of active shooter incidents and aggression and bullying in schools, A+ Technology has launched its virtual reality training drills that virtualize the school environment and provide an immersive training experience for faculty and students covering active shooter, crisis intervention, emergency response and more. 

A+ joined forces with long-time security veteran Joseph Pangaro, a retired police lieutenant from Monmouth County, N.J., to deliver the comprehensive safety training program that provides schools with the real-life training necessary to mitigate the risk of an emergency situation. “With the launch of our new virtual reality active shooter simulation for students and staff members, A+ Technology is helping schools become proactive in preparing for the worst-case scenarios,” said David Antar, president of A + Technology & Security Solutions. “Showing them how to respond and react in a live virtual environment is just as important as helping them learn how to prevent incidents by securing entrances, deploying panic buttons and implementing an integrated communication system with local police departments.”

A+ Technology educates school administrators on the latest security technology and works with top-tier security professionals to offer comprehensive security training programs and TVRAs from the perspective of law enforcement and first responders. The company’s virtual reality drills enable schools to be able to respond in a crisis situation efficiently and effectively.