Identive Group Inc. and Aventura Technologies Inc. are partnering to implement a centralized security system for the Wichita Public Schools system.
The $3 million project is designed to make campuses more secure and provide local first responders with better information to protect more than 100 schools as well as district offices and other sites in Wichita, Kansas.
The new system integrates Identive’s HIRSCH access control and security management solutions into Aventura’s digital video surveillance platform to provide the Wichita school district with modernized security capabilities encompassing state of the art video surveillance, access control and visitor management.
“The solution developed for the district is designed to deter criminal activity, increase reliability and performance, enable a coordinated response to security events and give security staff remote visibility and access to all systems,” said Jack Cabasso, managing director of Aventura.
Working with local law enforcement as well as school board and school administration personnel, the two companies will pilot the new system over the summer at an area elementary, middle and high school.
The pilots will help all participants to learn how to use the system effectively and to develop rollout models for each of the school types prior to the beginning of the next school year.