The Goal “360 Situational Awareness” – providing value through thoughtful planning
Our students and faculty are the highest value assets we seek to protect at our schools, not to exclude property, reputation and liability. But we have limited resources to address current threats and reduce vulnerabilities eﬀectively as possible. But where to start?
Proper planning and a detailed security assessment
When it comes to building security, you Need a Visual Plan!
How can ﬁrst responders gain an intimate knowledge of the schools and buildings they protect when many never step through the door until an incident happens?
This is where visual environments can play an incredible role.
By investing in full 360° reality capture, each stakeholder in school security can virtually visit, collaborate, conduct web meetings and revisit the building space at any time. Measurements are available at a click, annotations can be made while video instructions and other documents can be linked to the exact location in the 360° space. Real-time updates ensure the most current information is in everyone’s fingertips. And once the investment is made, the 360° model and updated diagrams can be used virtually for many applications.
US School Shootings in 2017
Major Incidents at Schools are a Reality
Schools are high risk soft targets today. Risks of active shooter, campus violence, severe weather, gas leaks or explosions, fires, earthquakes, and hazardous materials all present challenges for administrators. Preparedness, training, building a security culture and collaborative planning are areas where Visual Plan can help. Don’t be a statistic or wait to re-act after a tragedy happens.
Visual Plan Benefits to Campus Security
Affordability: Most schools have limited budgets and can’t afford to have professional security assessments performed. Visual former United States Secret Service security professionals can virtually assess risks, threats and vulnerabilities to help you with a thoughtful master security plan to mitigate risks most effectively.
Quality Preparation: Visual Plan will enable your school to better prepare for unforeseen incidents through improved communication, pre-planning, and deeper engagement with subject matter experts virtually.
Instant Access: Most importantly, everyone who needs the plan will have instant access to current and accurate information.
School Resource Officers (SRO) can create a virtual walk-through for key stakeholders. SRO’s can run virtual scenarios and discuss risks before and after large drills to be most impactful during Table Top Meetings.
Virtual Security Assessments
Allow School Emergency Management to collaborate with our security experts through virtual security assessments. Reduce travel costs, get immediate feedback and schedule annual assessments.
First Responders gain access to virtual walk-throughs of school properties, allowing accurate pre-planning exercises. Stakeholders become intimately familiar with the school campus and emergency plan, live updates and changes through the live mobile app.
Pressure on Administrators
Administrators are feeling signiﬁcant pressure today to address vulnerabilities and make technical decisions on what hardware, software, policies, procedures and required training to implement, putting them in positions outside of their expertise. As a result, it is critical to rely on local law enforcement, ﬁre, ems, integrators, security personals and subject matter experts to ensure investments are made wisely.
This is where the breakdown typically happens as most administrators start with what they “feel is most important” without a thoughtful risk assessment and master security plan completed where investments match high risk priorities. This breakdown often results in overspending in areas which may not address your risk most eﬀectively, or where policies and procedures are not thought out ﬁrst. More troubling is investments that are made without foresight for ongoing costs, interoperability, training or resources to manage them. These situations can result in budgets spent and security risks not being addressed at all.
Before you invest in your security countermeasures, make the investment in proper planning. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a live web demonstration.
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