Each year, the Oklahoma State School Board Association (OSSBA) hosts its annual Education Leaders Conference in Oklahoma City. The conference is the premier training opportunity for Oklahoma school board members and provides excellent learning opportunities for district administrators and employees. This year, the conference had over 2,000 in attendance from Oklahoma school boards and 200 exhibitors.
Last week, TriCorps was one of those 200 exhibitors at the conference, allowing us to showcase our security services and solutions to school board members from all over Oklahoma. TriCorps recognizes the top priority for schools is ensuring the safety, security, and well-being of their students and staff. This feat is growing equally more crucial and complex every day. Schools are facing dynamic threats that require strategic and intuitive security measures. For this reason, TriCorps provides an array of security solutions for schools, including physical, electronic, and cybersecurity.
Below are examples of security solutions TriCorps can provide to schools. We recognize that no two schools are the same, and we can provide services tailored to our client’s needs.
Integrated Security Site Assessment
This comprehensive assessment, conducted by law enforcement professionals and technology experts, examines, and identifies the risks and vulnerabilities specifically for your school and results in recommendations to fill gaps in physical, electronic, and cybersecurity measures. This assessment will provide insight, direction, and next steps for improving schools by building a new security program or aiming to enhance their existing security program.
TriCorps’ highly trained security officers work to deter incidents within a school building and ensure rapid response if an incident happens within a school or campus. TriCorps officers have not only successfully protected students and staff from several dangerous incidents over the years, just as importantly they have integrated themselves into the school family and culture.
Roving Patrol Officers
TriCorps’ security officers can patrol buildings and campuses in marked security vehicles.
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Active Shooter Training
This training, which can be tailored for staff and students, will teach the warning signs of violent behavior, equip staff with de-escalation techniques, and provide an emergency action plan in case of an active shooter or other threatening situation.
Gunshot Detection System
An active shooter detection and alerting system is a key technology schools can incorporate to detect, react, and respond faster and more effectively to gunshot incidents. A gunshot detection system will accurately and immediately detect gunshots, provide reliable identification of the shooter’s location, and immediately communicate incident details to those exposed to the threat.
High-Definition Cameras with Video Analytic Monitoring
TriCorps’ team of experienced technicians can install high-definition camera systems with analytics that help prevent dangerous and unwanted behavior. These cameras can be monitored by operators in TriCorps’ Global Security Operations Center.
Vape Detection Sensor
TriCorps can install smart sensors in unsupervised areas or restrooms that detect environmental changes like vaping and alert designated personnel. These sensors also detect and alert upon noise level fluctuations that may occur during fights or other unusual activity.
Access Control Systems
One of the best ways to enhance school security is to switch from standard lock-and-key doors to an access control system. These systems, featuring card readers and smart credentials, have a number of benefits, including one-button lockdowns and visitor management. These smart credentials can serve multiple functions: an access badge, ID badge, and can even be formatted to work as a student’s lunch card.
Intrusion Detection Systems
An intrusion detection system is comprised of a network of devices that all report back to a panel inside the school. These devices include motion detectors, glass break detectors, and door and window sensors. If anything triggers one of those devices, they alert at the panel, sounding a siren or alarm. TriCorps operators are notified of the alert and use video streams on location to verify the cause of the alarm.
Facial recognition technology can dramatically increase the safety and security of a school campus. Schools can enroll up to 30,000 faces into the database for matching and set the system to alert upon detection of specific faces. This application can be beneficial in providing immediate notification when certain people known to be dangerous, barred, or expelled are on the premises.
Network Penetration Testing
This service identifies weaknesses in your school’s network perimeter using vulnerability assessments and penetration testing.
Employee Cybersecurity Training
TriCorps provides classroom and computer-based training formats to educate and train teachers and staff on how to protect themselves and your school online.
TriCorps’ leadership are career military and law enforcement professionals and have served as school board members. We deeply understand the dedication to keeping children safe. If you are interested in speaking with us about our integrated security solutions in your school, call us at 844.TRICORPS or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.