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The Campus Safety Conversations You Should be Having

Posted on May 30, 2018 7:20:00 AM

This isn’t the easiest topic to discuss, but it seems that as soon as a tragedy occurs we all start having more serious conversations about safety precautions. While starting the conversation is paramount, the most important thing to consider is the type of conversation districts are having. Sometimes schools discuss budgetary restrictions or statistics of repeat incidents and lose sight of...

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3 Surprising Areas You Might Be Overlooking in Network Security

Posted on May 16, 2018 11:30:00 AM

In days gone by, educational IT departments followed the antivirus + firewall = network security formula. Unfortunately, those days are over. Because of the advent of cloud technology and the increased utilization of your network for mission-critical applications, the network security architecture discussion is no longer optional. The conversation must happen, period.

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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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Commonly Overlooked Aspects of Campus Safety

Posted on Dec 1, 2017 7:15:38 AM

Campus safety has never been more important, and your IT department has never been more involved in those initiatives. Because we primarily work with organizations in the education space, we've observed some common issues districts have with their campus safety strategies. DGI Vice President, Jason Eatmon, explains more in this short video:

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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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