SAFE SCHOOLS ™
Proactive solutions designed to safeguard our schools
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School – Parkland, Florida
Pearl High School Shooting - Pearl, Mississippi
– Eric Pendergrass (Pearl High School Sophomore student at time of shooting)
Virgiania Tech - Virginia
Vox.com Article, May 18, 2018
Parkland School Shooting - Tallahassee
USING BIG DATA, INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY, AND TRAINING TO ENHANCE THE WAY WE PROTECT AGAINST PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL THREATS.
Education board members, and our government are having open discussions about ways to better protect schools from gun violence. Unfortunately, most of the ideas suggested or implemented lack the required security lenses, leaving gaps in security and preventative measures. A lot of opinions resulting added confusion when it comes to finding the most effective and efficient solution. Ideas range from arming teachers, barricading classrooms, equipping schools to fight back, building bunkers or adding armed guards with some technology in the mix.
Meanwhile, death tolls continue to rise. In 2018, we have now had 16 school shooting incidents, and they are not going to stop, unless we take proactive measures to prevent them.
We can discuss gun control as the catch all solution, but we all know that the problem of violence in schools and our society overall stem from bigger, deeper issues – these issues took generations to create.
Safe School™ – Incorporates Situational Intelligence (SIS) platform capabilites to provide critical insight into what is happening within the environments so key players in security can identify, evaluate, and respond more efficiently to incidents when they occur.
Preventive measure allow us to identify trends, streamline responses that allow for decisions that are proactive and are required to mitigating risks before they escalate. They key here is forecasting to prevent.
We incorporate as a one turnkey solution multi-layered surveillance, intelligence gathering technology with redundant alert systems, non-stop data analysis, mixed with human intelligence, training and networking.
We propose using the same technology we have used to protect major infrastructure projects, large enterprise to protect what matters most, our children.
HOW DO DEVELOP A SAFE SCHOOL?
Comprehensive Risk Assessments & Risk Mitigation
A critical process required before implementing any security risk mitigation strategy is the completion of a comprehensive risk assessment (CRA). The CRA allows us to identify existing, and potential risks. We provide risk matrix and scoring to design or revamp Mitigation Strategy Plans (MSP); Communication Plan and Security Implementation Plans.
Web and Social Intelligence
Designed by security intelligence experts, the web intelligence platform is a vital tool for the collection and analysis of non-stop real time data from open source web, social networks, blogs, news sites, deep web, and dark web. Collaboration with pre-exhisting databases from local, state and federal agencies. Covertly uncover, analyze, and even interact with the internet’s never-ending rail of clues to build suspect profiles, reconstruct social circles, engage targets, and generate evidence.
Dispatch Manager (VDM) & Face Detect
Dispatch Manager unifies disparate command center technologies and security staff by fusing critical data inputs from emergency calls, on-scene responder activity and even citizen-captured videos to drive pinpoint response and enhance situational awareness. With traditional command centers relying mostly on radio and phone transmissions, situational insight is very limited! With DM, we oversee a situation and direct the full spectrum of an organization’s field response. Situational command and control is transformed to an optimized level and is intelligence-driven.
Face Detect Video Analytics portfolio provides advanced analytics solutions for real-world problems. Facial recognition has long been a challenge for security professionals seeking to scale their operations and answer a critical question – how can we find people who are not allowed on premises, without relying on security staff to be present and attentive to the specific camera the moment the suspect arrives.
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IN THE USA 2018
The F.B.I. defines a “mass killing” as the killing of three or more people in a public place, but the federal agency also defines a “mass murderer” as someone who has killed four or more people in the same location.
The shooting count is referenced from Gun Violence Archive, a not-for-profit organization that documents gun violence and gun crime nationally.
Project Planning, Installation and Integration
Situational Intelligence, Video & Security Services
From virtually any number of systems/sensors, such as video surveillance, access controls, HVAC, parking, and mobile locations, decision makers are empowered to manage and respond to situations efficiently and share information easily with multiple agencies, employees, citizens, or first responders. By creating a single enterprise-wide view across disparate systems and technologies, the Situational Awareness platform improves response time, lowers costs and increases operational efficiency
OPTIMIZE SECURITY OPERATIONS, ROI AND SECURITY
- Better ROI can be realized by lowering incident handling time, response time, dispatch time, and through achieving fewer false alarms.
- Instant field communications enable status updates and operator collaboration, so responses can be expedited and investigations can be simplified.
- By creating a single enterprise-wide view across disparate systems and technologies, the Verint Situational Awareness Platform improves your response time, lowers costs and increases operational efficiency.
ATTAIN WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCE WITH A SCALABLE SECURITY PLATFORM
- Customers can start where they want and expand as needed.
- A wide range of integrations with sub-systems can deliver strategic extension of the overall system capabilities.
- Acquire unmatched performance by combining other Verint solutions, such as Enterprise VMS and Dispatch Manager.
ACHIEVE TOTAL VISIBILITY THROUGH A “SINGLE” PLANE OF GLASS
- Maximize analysis, response, investigation, evidence gathering, incident reconstruction and debriefing.
- Reports and dashboards enable better planning and coordination across stakeholders with accurate operational metrics.
- Increase productivity by automating operating procedures.