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Campus Security Coalition Drives Collaboration on Education Security Efforts

The new organization brings together campus security professionals to discuss threats to the education community.

The Campus Security Coalition, a networking group focused on spearheading discussion about security and safety at educational facilities, recently launched to bring together school leaders and align stakeholders, and propel discussion about how to better address threats, further strengthen security efforts and achieve more proactive intelligence efforts.

Faced with the growing threats of violence, vandalism and attacks, modern school systems are challenged with ensuring a safe, open environment while protecting infrastructure and assets. Continued budget restraints often limit the availability of new investment dollars for security expansions and continued plan assessments.

Over the coming year, the Campus Security Coalition will seek to assist schools by partnering with leading technology vendors and installers to provide the tools and services necessary to strengthen situational awareness and security efforts.

The Campus Security Coalition is made up of educational end users, administrators, consultants, architects and technology providers. Members can use the valuable resources and information they receive as part of the group to contribute expertise and resources to schools in need of enhanced security plans.

“If it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to protect one. There’s a need in today’s market to help schools address security concerns by listening to what they need and offering advice for building a better security posture,” said Jumbi Edulbehram, the Regional President of Americas for Oncam. “As the educational landscape changes, so, too, should the technology used to protect these facilities. It’s important for manufacturers, integrators and end users to come together to discuss a more holistic approach to securing our schools.”

“Educational campuses have seen a significant increase in threats that put the lives of students and faculty members in jeopardy,” said Steve Birkmeier, the Vice President of Arteco. “The Campus Security Coalition is made up of a diverse group of individuals and organizations who believe that securing the next generation is of the utmost urgency, and we’re honored to play a part.”

Founding members include Arteco, Compass Integrated Communications, Oncam and SANS Technology.

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