BAY SHORE, NY | February 26, 2020: A+ Technology & Security Solutions, Inc. a pioneer in school security technology has successfully connected West Islip Public Schools to the Suffolk County Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center. This collaboration, established under the Suffolk County S.H.A.R.E School Safety initiative allows for the SCPD to access the security systems of the district in the event of an emergency.
“Every second matters when it comes to school safety and the Suffolk County Police Department is dedicated to mitigating any potentially dangerous situation in West Islip Public Schools as quickly and effectively as possible,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart said. “S.H.A.R.E is another opportunity to work collaboratively with our school districts such as West Islip, to ensure the safety of our youngest residents.”
The team at A+ connected state of the art Axis Communications IP Cameras along with Milestone Systems video management software at West Islip, to the Milestone system A+ previously installed at the Suffolk County Real Time Crime Center. This connection was accomplished with no additional costs for the school district and allows for SCPD officers to have access to the system only in the event of an emergency, both on the scene and back at the crime center.
”We are proud to be a district in Suffolk County successfully up and running on the S.H.A.R.E program,” stated Reanna Fulton, Director of Technology for West Islip Pubic Schools. ”A+ had us connected to the SCPD real time crime center prior to the winter school break and there is low risk to our network and a very high return for school safety in the event of an emergency.”
The initiative will enhance the efficiency of a an SCPD response to an active shooter scenario by fostering more collaboration and information sharing. Police officers will be directed towards specific entry points and locations in a school building, to neutralize or prevent an incident from occurring in a much more rapid manner. For school districts like West Islip that have video management systems, the S.H.A.R.E initiative enables the police department to access these features and the associated cameras for emergency responders as needed during an emergency situation.
“We will do whatever it takes to protect our schools by utilizing every available tool and partnership at our disposal,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “The S.H.A.R.E. initiative gives our police department the ability to have eyes inside the West Islip School Buildings should an emergency ever occur so they can determine exactly where to go, saving precious time.”
“A+ is committed to our mission of Making a Smarter & Safer World and this collaboration with West Islip and the Suffolk County S.H.A.R.E program is a great step,” states David Antar President of A+ Technology and Security Solutions Inc. “As a Suffolk County based company these students are our children, grandchildren and neighbors and we are committed to their safety. West Islip is among the first districts to join the program and we hope many others will soon follow.”
About A+ Technology & Security Solutions, Inc:
Celebrating our 30th year, A+ Technology & Security Solutions, Inc. is a systems integrator specializing in the convergence of physical security, A/V, LED and IT infrastructure solutions, headquartered in Bay Shore, NY. Since 1989, A+ Technology & Security Solutions has been providing integrated solutions to schools, law enforcement, local, state and federal governmental agencies, healthcare and commercial organizations. Working closely with local, regional and national clients, including the New York Police Department, Suffolk County Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, City of Bridgeport, CT, numerous fire departments, and over 100 public and private schools in the greater New York area, A+ Technology & Security Solutions is widely recognized as a trusted expert in school and public safety and security, providing efficient and innovative solutions with a proven and vetted track record of success. For more information, visit www.aplustechnology.com