GE Security Works With Districts to Help Create Safer, More Secure Schools

Published: August 31, 2007

LYNN, Mass. – GE Security Inc., a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of the General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), announced the immediate availability of a new strategic planning model designed to help make schools safer and more secure. The innovative strategic security master plan is based on GE Security’s extensive process and security experience.

GE Security is collaborating with school districts in Lynn, Mass., and elsewhere around the country, to develop and execute strategic security plans designed to create safer and more secure learning environments while maximizing return on security infrastructure investments. In addition to Lynn, these include the School District of Manatee County, Fla., and Scottsdale Unified School District in Arizona.

As students head back to schools around the country for another academic year, administrators are addressing myriad challenges related to providing safety and security for students, faculty and staff. GE Security’s innovative master security planning process creates partnerships that help school districts anticipate and evaluate security needs, develop comprehensive and strategic security plans and ensure that today’s security investments can deliver immediate and long-term value as part of an integrated security solution.

“Safety and security are proven elements of a successful learning environment and GE Security is working with school districts to help them plan integrated, viable and productive security strategies that deliver the desired results,” said Dr. Raymond Lauk, leader of GE Security’s education partnership program. “By better leveraging advanced security technologies as part of an effective strategic planning model, schools across the country can make security decisions today that will meet their ever-evolving security challenges.”

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“Collaborating with GE Security has resulted in installation of a well thought out security solution based on advanced security technologies that will help us ensure a safe and secure environment in our schools,” said Lynn School’s (Mass.) Superintendent Nicholas P. Kostan. “This is important to faculty, staff, students and parents. We are enthusiastic about the safer, smarter and more secure surroundings they are returning to this school year at Marshall Middle School. Research has demonstrated that student achievement is higher in safe and orderly environments and Lynn Schools is taking every step to ensure that is exactly what we provide for our community.”

GE Security’s education team has worked closely with Lynn Public Schools in Massachusetts to conduct a feasibility study and create a customized security master plan for Thurgood Marshall Middle School that can eventually integrate with broader, district-wide security plans. In the coming weeks, Marshall will have integrated video surveillance, visitor management and access control systems that will help to make the school safer and more secure.

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GE press release

About GE’s Security Business: GE Security, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a leading supplier of security and life safety technologies, with operations in more than 35 countries and $1.8 billion in annual sales. GE Security offers one of the industry’s broadest product portfolios, covering explosives and narcotics detection, intrusion and access control, video surveillance, key management, and fire detection. GE Security’s products are used to protect people and property across a wide range of industries, including aviation, law enforcement, banking, education, healthcare, mass transit, residential and retail.

GE Security was honored with Frost & Sullivan’s 2007 Global Market Leadership Award for Container Security Devices for its CommerceGuard container security solution. For more information about GE Security and our products, please visit www.gesecurity.com.

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