How is your government facility safety and security managed?
With the IDentifyED government facility safety and security system the below scenario could have been avoided:
May 31, 2019, “Twelve people were killed and at least four others were injured after a city employee opened fire at a large government complex in Virginia on Friday afternoon, officials said.
Police responded to the Virginia Beach Municipal Center shortly after 4 p.m. when a longtime public utilities employee entered Building 2 and “began to indiscriminately fire upon all the victims,” Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera said.
PROBLEM: Government facilities need strong campus safety and security systems they rely on traditional legacy methods that don’t always provide the best safety and security.
So, what is being done to manage campus safety and security today?
government facilities set-up video cameras, security guards and smart cards in order to provide campus security.
Is this enough?
Can you take some simple steps and implement some great tools that will improve campus security and communication to better secure your government facility?
Cameras, smart cards and security guards cannot protect your campus from:
- Chemical and hazardous material spills.
- Hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, mudslides and blizzards.
- Heart attacks, strokes and other medical issues
- And dozens of other issues where you may want to take steps to make certain your campus is safe and secure.
So, if you are on your government facility and you need help;
- What do you do?
- Who do you call?
- Who will respond?
- What will the campus do if there is a critical campus-wide or government facility-wide event?
- What is your plan?
- How are you documenting response?
- What is your liability?
- How do you communicate?
- How do you reduce risk, personal injuries and save lives?
- How do you reduce litigation and liability expense?
What does your government facility need?
1A tool that employees use every day, not just in an emergency. Something that houses their Corporate Employee ID, their HID Seos Smart Card, allows for government facility communications, todos, Chat, Group messaging, message boards, calendars and file sharing, location services, items that both are critical to their day, and allow them to work and communicate better and of course… safer.
2A tool and process to report and identify security and medical incidents as they happen in the hands of your employees reported instantly to key staff members and security.
3A tool and process to report and identify safety, accidents, and maintenance issues as they happen in the hands of your employees reported instantly to key staff members and security.
4When your emergency personnel respond to an incident; if an employee wishes they can disclose critical allergy or medical alerts available within the help request along with emergency contact information, specific location information, along with a picture.
5As an incident occurs staff and security centrally and remotely document and update the status in order to respond, communicate, coordinate and document actions as they are taken.
6If an incident escalates to a campus-wide or government facility critical event, you may need to do an emergency notification. Emergency notifications or broadcasts will need to be sent out in many different ways App, Device Notification Services, text, email, IDentifyed’s message box, Facebook, Twitter, CAP (common alerting protocol) and ASAP (Automated Secure AlarmProtocol).
8When you send out an emergency notification include specific response instructions or expect panic.
9Have the ability to create and distribute custom notifications and emergency procedures that are specific to your corporation or government facility. These procedures need to be documented online so that they are easily and quickly accessible to everyone inside the app.
10Do you have multiple geographic campuses? Have the ability to select a specific campus to send out a broadcast.
11Are you sending only to a specific group of people? Have the ability send a broadcast to a specific group. For example, an audit team traveling in Paris, doing an audit at a business partner or subsidiary when a terrorist attack occurs.
12Employees and visitors need a precise method to identify their location during a critical event, make certain that you have this ability.
13Expect employees to be able to check into a place, group, event, bus or create their own special locations, and share this with government facility and other employees
14Keep different groups (leadership, security/emergency responders, staff, departments or special teams and visitors) informed, privately and securely. Communicating to different group specific information and instructions is a huge advantage during a critical event
15Provide a tool that allows users to have immediate access to emergency procedures.
16Once the event clears you will need to send an “All Clear” to everyone.
17After a campus-wide critical event, you will want to document and send help to eve-ryone who needs help, document any and all damage done, and address any unsafe conditions.
What does IDentifyED Campus Security solution provide a corporation or government facility?
1IDentifyed provides a tool and process to report and identify incidents as they happen. All incidents need to be identified to be prepared to escalate if necessary and document the initiation of the incident. Also, by identifying and documenting issues, patterns and occurrences as they happen. Identifyed allows you to allocate resources, identify recurring issues, and provide proof in case of litigation that you do indeed have processes in place in which you handle issues and document outcomes.
2If an incident “escalates” staff and law enforcement IDentifyed allows you to both centrally and remotely document and update the status that the issue escalated to a critical event.
3Your campus security procedures will call for your team to take the next step: Emergency Notification. IDentifyed’s Emergency notification is sent out in many different ways App, Device Notification Services, test, email, IDentifyed’s message box, Facebook, Twitter, CAP(common alerting protocol) and ASAP (Automated Secure Alarm Protocol).
4Global Reach, IDentifyed uses a global broadcast mechanism that allows you to reach throughout the world. If you are using a traditional legacy tool, you may not have this capability. Ask yourself this: “Do my students travel? If an incident occurs in a remote country and I need to communicate with a group, how will I do that?”
5Sending out an alarm without specific response instructions carries with it the risk of panic and additional loss. For this reason, IDentifyed includes steps to take by integrating The I Love U Guys Foundation’s Standard Response Protocol originally used and proven in over 25,000 schools and now available to government facilityes so that your campus has well documented response procedures and tools that make those procedures possible, avoiding confusion, panic, and additional injury or loss of life.
6IDentifyed also allows your government facility to create custom notifications and emergency procedures that are specific to your government facility needs or campus.
7Your campus needs well document emergency procedures, IDentifyED makes these procedures available online in the app, so that they are easily and quickly accessible to everyone, when they are needed.
8Do you have multiple geographic campuses? Identifyed allows you to centrally monitor help requests and other key functions including emergency broadcast from one or a distributed central security operations center.
9Are you sending only to a specific group of people? IDentifyed allows you to send a broadcast to a specific group. For example, an audit team traveling in Paris, France when a terrorist attack occurs.
10Employees need a precise method to identify their location during a critical event. Identifyed provides a tool called check-in that allows a user to “check-in” to a place, group, event, bus or even a user specific location, sharing this information in their communication dashboard for other users. Check-in allows for better information on where an emergency responder needs to respond to. For example if they are in a 10 story building, well longitude and latitude only tell the building, but location check-in allows you to designate floor 6 bathroom 6-2-M.
11IDentifyed allows you to keep different groups (leadership, security/emergency responders, staff, employees or visitors) informed, privately and securely. Communicating to different groups specific information and instructions is a huge advantage during a critical event. IDentifyed provides chat and message boards and allows you to segregate information to various groups. You can update via HTML, and the IDentifyed App as users can read these message boards on the app and via HTML.
12IDentifyed provides a tool within the app that allows users to have immediate access to emergency procedures via the content management tool.
13Once the event clears you will need call for an “All Clear” from IDentifyED’s emergency broadcast system.
14Once the event clears you may need to request help for injured parties, identify unsafe conditions or get certain required maintenance issues addressed immediately, this can be done and documented with IDentifyED’s help request system.
Top reasons why IDentifyED is the best Corporate Campus security system
1BEST User Engagement
- Hospital/Campus ID
- HID SEOS Smart Cards
- Custom Campus App w/custom resources
- Help Requests
- Emergency Notification
- Emergency Procedure Content tools
- Check-in in order to share locations
- User, and Group Communication dashboards
- Message Boards
- Picture Sharing
- File Sharing
- Location Sharing
2BEST Help Request
- Critical Contact info.
- Allergy and medical alerts
- Remote and Central Operations
- Status, Control and Documentation
Intelligent Logistics and Prevention
3BEST Security Processes, Metrics and Documentation
- Incident Response Improvement.
- Critical Event Response Improvement.
- Improved remote offices and travelling sales and service people’s monitoring and intelligence.
4The BEST Corporate/Campus ID Systems
- Student self-registration and photo uploads.
- No plastic IDs.
- Never lost and never stolen.
5Smartest Smart Card
- Easy Smart Card Management
- No plastic smartcards.
- Secure Smart Credentials.
IDentifyED Security Management API
IDentifyED has a large library of APIs so that 3rd parties with the proper credentials can interact with IDentifyED. Visitor APIs can also provide pictures of all visitors so that facial recognition systems and other systems can identify visitors on campus.
Integration from your campus HR System
Integration is the best news yet!
IDentifyEd has the ability to integrate with your human resource systems and directory services so that we can pull user and login information as well as in many business rules and other critical information. We can also with the Swift Data tool completely integrate with the list of premise access controllers, list below. With the Swift Data tool, we provide not only data synchronization but also workflow and business rule-based intelligence to configure access and to update Kornukopia’s IDentifyed, your human resources and directory services and provision your smart cards with your PACs!
Premise access controller smart card IDentifyED update integration list
- Assa Abloy HID Persona Physical Access Controller
- Genetec Physical Access Controller
- Lenel Physical Access Controller
- Rs2 Technologies Physical Access Controller
- Honeywell Physical Access Controller
- Vanderbilt Industries Physical Access Controller
- Software House Physical Access Controller
- Brivo Physical Access Controller
- S2 Security Physical Access Controller
With a complete government facility safety and security system you turn tragedy into the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to help and respond.
What is holding you back from a government facility safety security system?
- You have a security management system already, but it does not leverage the users and their needs? What is the point of a campus security and safety system anyway?
- Implementing is quick and easy.
- The IDentifyED system cost is easily justified based upon all the other items it replaces.
- Every minute you wait you create more risk, liability and negligence.
- You can start saving lives and communicating to everyone that your campus is safe and secure, today!