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 System 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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The Philosophy of Campus Safety

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 12:11:52 PM

A secure campus or district is not a destination. It’s a philosophy, one that encompasses many different facets of your educational organization. It doesn’t matter how much amazing technology you buy or how many systems you have in place. If they’re not all a part of a comprehensive security strategy with clearly defined objectives and effective training for your staff, you’re not actually...

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Who Is Vendor 7? The Missing Link in Campus Safety.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 10:41:04 AM






With a subject as serious as campus safety, it’s imperative to take every step to ensure that you’ve implemented the best possible solution and overarching strategy, right? Here’s the challenge: it’s difficult to even keep track of all of the factors that you should be considering. Buying and installing a bunch of hardware and calling it a day isn’t exactly the best approach when it...

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