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K-12 Administrators face a complex set of circumstances and deal with a wide array of stakeholders with a variety of different values and priorities.

Budgets are a constant constraint and increasing serious security incidents continually raise the bar in what is perceived as effective security.

K-12 Physical Security

BPS Helps You Overcome Your Challenges

  • Are our buildings adequately structured and managed to protect students, faculty and staff? – Virginia Tech, Parkland and Sandy Hook are just a few of the many tragic examples of serious security incidents which have resulted in new standards for the industry based on what went wrong and lessons learned.
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  • Does our District have the appropriate crisis communication tools in place? – Setting up a crisis communications alerting capability is more complex than it might appear. There are widely varying costs in deploying and sustaining this type of service. There are a myriad of issues which must be considered in determining which products are a best fit. BPS provides the analysis and documentation to support a sound District decision.
  • Does our District have all of the necessary procedures and processes in place to ensure positive outcomes based on existing investments made – A few of the many examples include but are not limited to; effectively managing scarce SRO resources, how to properly train gatekeepers, ensuring security systems are effective, crisis management procedures, visitor management, facility community use, extra-curricular activities, and sporting events.
  • Handling the Crafting of the Difficult Messages – Whether it is the Board or a group of parents, BPS will help you craft and can assist in the delivery of challenging discussions about the cost, convenience trade-offs and risks of not implementing appropriate mitigation strategies consistent with industry best practices.
  • Can we secure grants to relieve some of the financial pressure and help to implement mitigation strategies quickly – BPS can help you to articulate your justification of your grant application based on your local threat and risk conditions as well as guiding your selection of mitigation strategies to be in line with grant funding guidelines.

Ask The Security Expert

  • Do you have questions about keeping your employees safe in the workplace?
  • Wondering if your security measures are adequate for your facility?
  • Or perhaps you need help with industry regulatory issues and don’t know where to start?

BPS President and Certified Security Consultant Frank Pisciotta is ready to point you in the right direction.  With over 3 decades of experience in security consulting, Frank has helped thousands of corporations, manufacturers, governments and healthcare facility managers keep their people and products safe.

Frank will personally respond to your questions within 24 hours.  Ask The Expert and start Eliminating Crime Before It Happens.

K-12 Physical Security Resources

“Wireless Access Control Drives Shift From Traditional Solutions” discusses how cost, flexibility, and accountability have increased deployment of wireless locks and systems – by Frank Pisciotta (Security Technology Executive Magazine, July/August 2020)

Parkland Commission Report

Sandy Hook Final Report

US Secret Service Analysis of Targeted Violence

NC Special Committee on School Shootings Report

Training For K-12 Physical Security

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