The Surprising Key to Campus Safety

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 7:26:19 AM


As we’ve mentioned, when we discuss campus safety with district leadership, we frequently hear about the list of technology that has been purchased and installed. One key to campus safety that’s not typically categorized as a safety measure but which significantly contributes to the security of your students, faculty, and organization as a whole is the expanding technology involving network...

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Why Campus Safety Technology Doesn’t Equal Campus Safety

Posted on Apr 11, 2018 7:32:00 AM

What does campus safety mean to you? For many districts, “campus safety” can be traced back to a list of disparate technologies. In actuality, it should be thought of as a philosophy or an ecosystem that requires input and collaboration from all corners of the organization. The challenge is that the former (simply ordering and installing equipment) is fairly straightforward, while the latter...

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Make your Cloud Video Management System More Secure

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 9:20:26 AM

As discussed in our last blog, leveraging a Video Management System (VMS) that is both cloud-based and secure can come with a few challenges. Some organizations might even be hesitant to use a cloud VMS, solely because of some of the additional security concerns. The good news is that cloud VMS can be safely integrated into your security strategy, and can also be a huge asset to your...

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Vital Components to an Effective Video Management System

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 7:59:36 AM

Video Management Software (VMS) has become a rapidly-growing area of expertise for technology professionals.

There are many surprising factors that contribute to a VMS that’s effective and congruent with the rest of your organization’s security strategy. There are three basic components to a VMS system: the Network Video Recorder (NVR), the software that manages it (referred to as VMS), and...

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The Number One Campus Safety Mistake

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 8:19:29 AM

Campus safety has never been more important to educational institutions. A lot of vendors and technology companies are working with IT departments to install new technologies, such as surveillance systems, access control, or emergency notification systems to combat the ever-growing threats to student and faculty safety. But through our extensive work with K-20 organizations and their security...

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3 Surprising Ways ACS Can Help Your Organization

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 7:52:12 AM

When IT leaders think of Access Control Systems (ACS), they typically only think in terms of technology. It makes sense considering their position, as well as the growing list of responsibilities that many IT departments manage. But DGI is passionate about finding ways that technology can serve the mission of the organization – a concept we refer to as IT relevancy. We’ve seen many examples of...

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Secrets Your Access Control Vendor Won't Tell You

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 12:48:34 PM

With the advent of emerging network technologies and the heightened need for tighter security strategies, Access Control Systems (ACS) are becoming incredibly important to many organizations. Carrying around a growing set of keys is cumbersome and unnecessary with the right technology. In addition, there’s the expense to consider. One DGI customer reported that they spend more than $20,000...

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What Campus Safety is Not

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 1:20:20 PM

Campus safety is a pretty important topic for K-20 organizations throughout the United States, and for good reason. A safe learning environment is imperative for student success. So why is it that most districts focus so much most on the things that campus safety is NOT instead of taking the time to understand what campus safety actually IS? Here are 3 things that campus safety is NOT and what...

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Are You Making this Campus Safety Mistake?

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 12:53:26 PM

Campus safety is always one of districts’ top objectives. We’ve found a few interesting things as we’ve explored “campus safety” with different district leaders. One of the first items we’ve found is that “safety” is often in the hands of a vendor (such as access control vendors) – and more often than not, their solution is proposed to be the purchase of a “product.” These companies often...

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Campus Safety Roles: How to Delegate Responsibilities for a Comprehensive Campus Safety Strategy

Posted on Mar 2, 2016 12:14:46 PM

There’s nothing more important in today’s school environment than campus safety. Without feeling secure in the knowledge that they are safe, teachers and students will face focus issues that interfere with their ability to work. And one of the most important steps in moving toward a campus safety philosophy is your ability to assign and manage roles that could absolutely lead to life-saving...

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