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 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)
Training For K-12 Physical Security
We value the BPS team’s technical security knowledge and how to effectively apply security balancing the “trade-offs” of convenience and cost. The staff at BPS is very easy to work with and has never failed to follow-up on any questions or concerns. I can truly say that they are not satisfied with their work until you are satisfied. BPS is independent, knowledgeable on which security products are most effective at reducing risk and we highly recommend them to any organization interested in providing the highest level of protection for their institution.
As a consultant working on behalf of the District as our advocate, BPS was able to:
• Educate our committee on the elements of an effective school security risk assessment
• Provide the District with the important contemporary reports and standards to ensure the outcome of the assessment would include the best practices to keep our students faculty and staff safe
• Develop preliminary cost estimates on what the consultants might charge for their services and screen out certain elements of the work that would not add substantial value to the outcomes
• Assess proposals and help us to understand the differences in the responses and develop a short list of bidders to interview
BPS was very professional, thorough, and organized in the approach they took in reviewing our school district’s security. From this procedure, a series of realistic concerns and recommendations for improvement were developed. From the process the school district has a realistic approach to security with recommendations that will make our staff and students feel safer and be more secure.
…after working with BPS, we now realize the importance of matching equipment with specific needs. The distribution of devices and the selection of specific equipment may have been different had we had consultation before the fact. Vendors, while honorable, are interested in selling a canned system regardless of specific identified risk factors.