AAID Security Solutions, Inc.
Ultra Long Range Asset Tags and Readers provide a reader adjustable range from 0.5 to more than 2,000 feet. The standard “AutoLocate” feature provides multiple-tag, real-time asset inventory control and is able to track employees, visitors and assets as they move throughout a facility. The “TamperDetect” feature instantly can detect and send an alarm that a tag has been removed from an asset.
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Fire system monitoring
The IFP-NetUL Fire System Manger is a PC-based system that works with Silent Knight's intelligent analog/addressable fire-control panels. It has a graphical display interface that allows users to auto-navigate and locate the device related to an alarm or even based on the priority of the event.
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The intelligent, single-ended, reflected-type BEAM200 smoke detectors protect open areas with high ceilings where other methods of smoke detection are difficult to install and maintain. Alignment via an optical sight and a 2-digit signal strength meter makes it easy to install. Listed for operation from -22°F to 131°F, it provides 16-foot to 328-foot protection coverage.
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Anonymous incident reporting
SchoolSpan Safe Schools Grant offers schools an effective communications tool for anonymously reporting any potentially dangerous situation. It will grant schools free use of this module for at least five years. Valued at $500 per annual license, SchoolSpan Anonymous Alert is a web-based module that enables anyone in the school community to send an anonymous message to school officials, warning them of drugs, guns, unusual student behavior or any potential situation that warrants immediate attention. Information is relayed instantly to school officials for proper action.
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Locking up campus
University upgrades access control with CM electronic and programmable locks
IR Security & Safety
At one time, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., had as many as seven different key systems. As it nears its centennial celebration in 2008, it is taking steps to upgrade access control on more than 15,000 campus doors. It plans to upgrade the conventional key system to a patent-protected, high-security system; move to computer-managed (CM) electronic locks in critical areas; and add programmable locks to residence suites.
The university is in the process of converting all of its locks to the patented Schlage Everest Primus keyway. This eliminates the possibility of unauthorized key duplication, because key blanks are not available at local key shops. In areas where security needs are more stringent, the university has installed standalone electronic locks on interior doors. Schlage 5100 Series CM locks are used to secure facilities such as laboratories. The Schlage PRO Series programmable locks are being used on doors to about 360 residence-hall suites.
“We had mechanical five-button locks, but they only gave us 120 usable combinations, so we had some duplication,” says Jim Meadows, locksmith services supervisor. “We also had some trouble with the clutch systems failing in those locks. We use the PRO locks on the entrance to the suite and assign codes so we don't have to key these doors. All we have to do is assign a code. The residents just use their keys to enter their individual rooms after they access the suite with the pushbutton lock.”
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Emergency response system helps district prepare for urgent situations
The Castleberry Independent School District, Texas, will install the Rapid Responder crisis-management system to protect students, staff and buildings in case of an emergency. The district received an Emergency Response and Crisis Management grant for $100,400 from the U.S. Department of Education. The system will be installed in all of the district's elementary, middle, high school and administrative facilities. The district also will receive bio-emergency/infectious disease and critical incident training/response courses as part of the grant.
The Rapid Responder system provides school security, police, fire personnel and other first responders with key information that allows them to act quickly, decisively and in coordination with other responders. The system calls for pre-planning meetings among school officials and first responders, “digital mapping” of school buildings, and training for school staff and responders.
Agencies responding to an emergency will be able to view more than 300 data points, including floor plans, satellite and geospatial (GIS) information, interior and exterior photos, emergency plans, hazardous-materials locations, utility shutoffs and evacuation routes.
The Rapid Responder system was used at a Washington state high school to quickly contain a gunman and evacuate 2,000 students in 20 minutes, and in another incident to locate the shutoff valve for a broken fire sprinkler system, preventing more than $100,000 in damage.
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