Thanks to Convergint Technologies, APS elementary schools Finch, Perkerson and Margaret Fain received free school security installations (video intercom, entry system), landscaping and textbook distribution. Convergint, a global service company, recently launched its STEP Up (Secure, Train, Educate and Protect) initiative as part of its ongoing community efforts to address school security issues.
As part of its 17th annual nationwide day of service, the company donated more than $1 million in employee time and supplies as 3,100 employees performed security assessments and installed interior/exterior security systems and upgrades for 75 underserved elementary schools in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Cincinnati, San Antonio and Nashville.
School administrators, faculty and parents are encouraged to visit (www.convergint.com/stepup) to conduct safety audits to help ensure systems are fully operational when the school year begins. The list includes immediate steps that can be done for no cost, such as checking door locks, lighting, intercoms, software and foliage that might block views from security cameras or personnel.
This system is an added bonus in our efforts to provide safety and security in the Atlanta Public Schools. We are truly thankful for the 60 Atlanta Convergint employees who spent the day serving our schools.
To learn more about Convergint’s public service school security initiative, please visit www.convergint.com .