Issue 6 | Volume 4 | 2015
More than 26,000 schools nationwide protect their students and staffs with Raptor school security systems. The Raptor Visitor Management system is trusted to protect students and staff by more K-12 schools than all other systems combined.
A visitor management system is an online tool that both registers and screens every campus visitor, volunteer, and contractor so that school officials know precisely who is entering their buildings. The best visitor management systems screen each visitor’s state-issued ID against sex offender databases and locally customized lists of banned or potentially threatening individuals, instantly alert school officials to a threatening presence, and maintain a searchable log of all visitors.
Every visitor is instantly screened against the registered sex offender databases in all 50 states. The system also checks visitors against custom school or district databases, which can contain custody alerts and/or banned visitors.
The system ensures that accurate and reliable records are kept for every visitor who enters your school, every day. The Raptor Visitor Management system quickly and easily creates reports for individual schools or entire districts, including detailed custom reports for visitors, volunteers, and contractors entering your schools To learn more Raptor Technologies, visit their website for more information - https://raptortech.com/
Each month, here at Mandell on Safety and Security, we share information about three service or product providers. This bonus "consumer report" feature reflects our awareness of the prospective partners and their proven track record of success with schools within their area of specialization. The companies or organizations included are ones that we have discovered through our research or experience as school professionals. None of these organizations have paid to be part of this bonus feature.
SECURITY SYSTEMS & EQUIPMENT
R2P doors are the most innovative, safest, versatile ballistic doors on the market. Our goal is to work with government officials and educators to provide impenetrable protection against active shooter threats in our schools. We believe it is our responsibility to introduce technology that provides a safe environment inside school walls.
R2P has worked with some of the foremost experts in the field of ballistics to develop the world’s most advanced protective classroom doors, providing a life-saving solution to deadly active shooter events where high-powered military grade assault rifles are used.
These Level-8 ballistic doors make any classroom a safe room in a matter of seconds. The doors will defeat any commercially available assault rifle in the world, providing impenetrable protection against any clear and present danger in our schools today.
R2P doors are considerably less expensive than other options, 50% lighter and fit into any existing school door frame. R2P doors swiftly turn any classroom into a “safe haven.” These highly protective doors offer up the last line of defense when all other protective measures have been exhausted. To learn more about R2P Innovations, visit their website for more information - https://www.r2pdoors.com/ballistic-school-doors/
SPOTLIGHT TOPIC - STUDENT TRAVEL
VIZpin designs, manufactures, and markets a complete access control solution for smartphones that includes cloud-based management tools (ACaaS), low-cost Bluetooth access control hardware, and smartphone apps.
The VIZpin solution provides a secure, convenient, and affordable way to unlock any device by using your phone as your key and your network. VIZpin products are available directly from us or through a network of VIZpin Certified Partners, OEMs, and Licensees. It is a convenient, affordable, secure way to control access.
Once the hardware is installed, users simply download the free app, register, and you can send them VIZpin keys that work 24/7 or on a designated schedule.
Managing VIZpin in our easy-to-use software requires no special training and because it is cloud-based, the latest features are automatically available to you. Our system controllers have built-in, long-range Bluetooth readers so they can be mounted out of site, away from vandals and the elements.
VIZpin lets you grant and revoke access to anyone, anytime, from anywhere without having to worry about cards, FOBs, or remembering PIN numbers – your phone does it all. It works even when network are unavailable. If a user doesn’t have a smartphone, they can use a VIZpin FOB.
People share cards, FOBs, and PIN numbers, but not their phones, making VIZpin inherently more secure. In addition, every VIZpin smartphone credential is heavily encrypted and works without connecting to your local network eliminating the possibility of data hacking.
VIZpin provides all the benefits of a managed access control system and costs about the same as a keypad system. There are no network support or ISP costs, and the cloud-based system ensures you have latest features and enhancements without hardware upgrades. Plus, VIZpin smartphone credentials cost just pennies. To learn more about VIZpin, visit their website for more information - https://vizpin.com/.
June Topic Announced - Information Security
This coming month we will be focusing on the fascinating topic of Information Security. The Intro Video and Self-Assessment Survey will be open on Monday, June 3rd. Join us on June 11th at 10: oo AM for a fascinating Webinar with a truly great school Chief Information Officer, Jamie Brito, of Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia.