While banks and art galleries are the target of choice for most heist movies and TV shows, the reality is that government agencies are as vulnerable to thefts as your local museum is. Maybe more so, considering it’s much easier to spend the cash a thief could steal from an evidence locker than sell a Monet or Gauguin. And while surveillance cameras are an important tool in any forensic police work, you might be surprised at how much an access control system can help to solve an on-site theft.
Topics: Government IT Security, Public Security IT, Government Safety Solutions, Government Security, Public Safety IT, Government Consulting, Government Consultation, Avigilon, ICU Technologies, educational safety, school security, Access Control, Access Control System, ACS
The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is like most educational institutions: they’re trying to create the best possible learning environment for students while protecting the resources and facilities necessary to support its mission. So when David Seabury, the EDCOE Director of IT, decided to update their security cameras, he took the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and tackle another issue they had been experiencing.
Quick, when you think about school safety technology, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If your first thought was security cameras, you’re in good company - they’re one of the most ubiquitous safety security tools, prevalent everywhere from cities and school districts to personal homes and businesses. And while they are an important part of any comprehensive security strategy, the truth is that there are also some pretty common issues with your typical security cameras that most technology companies won’t talk about.
Topics: Government IT Security, Public Security IT, Government Security, Public Safety IT, School Safety, Anonymous Reporting, Government Consulting, Government Consultation, Avigilon, ICU Technologies, surveillance camera
As we’ve mentioned before, public safety security solutions that leverage consultants frequently don’t work out the best for government agencies or the people they serve. It’s not a lack of good intention—most leaders and consultants really are trying to do their best. But the nature of the consultancy rarely meets expectations about the finished safety and security project.