ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Friday, Sept. 25, the ASIS Foundation and ASIS International will present Lord Baden-Powell Elementary School, in the Magnolia School District, a donation of $20,000 for security improvements and recognize other security industry product and service organizations, who collectively donated an additional $100,000 in-kind. "We are grateful to ASIS for their generosity and commitment to school safety," states Principal Bill Bailey. The school will also be honored at a luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Lord Baden-Powell is the winner of the ASIS Foundation's School Security Funding Competition. Through a series of short essays, schools in the Magnolia School District were asked to consider their particular security concerns and what risks they would attempt to reduce and/or eliminate, along with a list of specific security enhancements they would purchase with the funding. A committee comprised of security management professionals from the ASIS Orange County Chapter judged the submissions.
"This is the twelfth year that ASIS has sponsored this competition, as a way of giving back to the community where our Annual Seminar and Exhibits is held," says ASIS Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Stack. "The aim of the competition is to encourage local schools to assess the security issues that confront their buildings, staff and students every day."
Lord Baden-Powell is one of the nine schools in the Magnolia School District in West Anaheim. A culturally and socio-economically diverse school, Lord Baden-Powell has approximately 640 students in general education, as well as approximately 60 special needs students from within and outside the district.
Improvements include the addition of both indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras to act as a deterrent for potential wrongdoers and provide enhanced safety for the children and staff as they move throughout the school, as well as those entering and exiting the school.
On July 25, 2015, a team of forty volunteers, including project managers, install technicians and administrative support staff from TRL Systems and other volunteers from ASIS, Kepler Networks, and friends/family donated their time and expertise to install a thirteen-camera monitoring system at the school.
"When I was first asked if TRL and I would be interested in working with ASIS to donate and install a camera system in a local school, I said "yes" immediately," said TRL Security Division General Manager Gary Chavarria. "Having been an ASIS member for many years I was honored to have an opportunity to work directly with ASIS on such an important project. I am very happy that our organization took a leadership role in providing a state-of-the-art video platform for Lord Baden-Powell Elementary School."
Product and service in-kind donations were made by:
Donation of $40,000+
Donation of $30,000
DataDirect Networks (DDN)
Donations of $10,000
Donations of $5,000
Altura Communication Solutions
Pax Bello Security Solutions
Siemens Cable Company
University of Massachusetts (Boston)
The ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015) will be held Sept. 28-Oct.1 at the Anaheim Convention Center. With more than 200 educational sessions and 600+ exhibitors, this is the security industry's most influential event for security management professionals. Registration is open online and on-site at the Anaheim Convention Center beginning Sunday, Sept. 27 at 12:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.securityexpo.org.
ABOUT ASIS INTERNATIONAL:
ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest membership organization for security management professionals that crosses industry sectors, embracing every discipline along the security spectrum from operational to cybersecurity. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of security professionals at all levels.
Through hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS develops and delivers board certifications and industry standards, hosts networking opportunities, publishes the award-winning Security Management magazine, and offers educational programs, including the Annual Seminar and Exhibits—the security industry's most influential event. Whether providing thought leadership through the CSO Roundtable for the industry's most senior executives or advocating before business, government, or the media, ASIS is focused on advancing the profession, and ensuring that the security community has access to intelligence, resources, and technology needed within the business enterprise. www.asisonline.org
ABOUT ASIS FOUNDATION:
The ASIS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing research & scholarship opportunities that promote, enhance and advance the security profession through philanthropic endeavors. Learn more online at www.asisfoundation.org.
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