Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is an enormous school system, as are the challenges that Director of Security Operations Ralph Velez is tasked to manage. As one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, APS serves approximately 52,000 students across 87 schools.
At the end of one decade and the beginning of another, security lock and hardware vendors reflect on the technologies that shaped the past 10 years, and those that will shape the short- and long-term market of the future.
They say that hindsight is 20/20. So as we go into the year 2020 it seems fitting to reflect back, while at the same time looking ahead at the most influential trends that shaped — or will shape — the security lock and door hardware market.
Sielox LLC is showcasing its latest innovations for access control and emergency notification and response here at ISC East in booth 639. The company’s layered security solutions address the challenges and complexities of providing a balanced combination of features and configurations to best accommodate each individual user’s specific application and need.
Montgomery County Schools in North Carolina and area law enforcement agencies will soon deploy an advanced software tool that enables faculty, staff and administrators throughout the district to communicate directly with police officers in the event of an emergency or security intrusion.
Motorola Solutions and Avigilon Corporation, a Motorola Solutions company, announced that they have been selected to help protect Georgetown County School District (GCSD) in South Carolina. Serving over 9,500 students throughout its 10 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, career center and adult education center, GCSD sought to undergo a major security upgrade to increase safety, help mitigate misconduct and offer greater ease-of-use for school administrators, security officers and law enforcement officials using the security system.
While REMO Security Doors has only been around for two and a half years, it’s already making headlines — just last week, the company was covered by FOX News, The New York Post and more for installing metal bullet-resistant security doors in a Jewish all-girls school in Brooklyn in the wake of so many mass shootings. And that’s just the first of more than 50 Jewish schools and synagogues in Brooklyn where REMO has door installation jobs lined up.
IDIS America, the regional headquarters for South Korea’s largest in-country manufacturer of surveillance technology, kicks off several weeks of focus on the unique challenges and concerns related to campus security in the Americas, beginning with an appearance at this week’s 2019 Campus Safety conference in Dallas and continuing through August with outreach focusing on the unique suitability of the high-performing, cost-effective IDIS Total Solution to meet the widely varying (and, at times, highly specific) needs of campuses, large and small, in the Americas.