CONVERGINT TECHNOLOGIES EXPANDS NORTH AMERICAN BUSINESS
BY ACQUIRING DAKOTA SECURITY SYSTEMS
Schaumburg, IL – Convergint Technologies, a global leader in service-based systems integration, announced today the acquisition of Dakota Security Systems. Founded in 1976, Dakota Security Systems is a premier security integration company based in Sioux Falls, SD and has offices in Arizona, New Jersey and throughout the upper Midwest. Continue reading →
Ensure residents in assisted living homes or patients in healthcare facilities are protected with entry security. Keep all entrances locked and use intercom door stations to provide communication points for visitors and staff.
The intercom station can be integrated with a card access system and can replace traditional door keys with programmable key cards.
No matter what perimeter you wish to protect, you deserve a reliable security solution you can trust around the clock, and in any weather and light conditions. A perimeter protection solution detects potential and real intrusion threats, and allows you to take quick action when something really happens.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in everyday activities. According to ada.gov, to meet the goals of the ADA, the law established requirements for businesses of all sizes.
Businesses that serve the public must modify policies and practices that discriminate against people with disabilities; comply with accessible design standards when constructing or altering facilities; remove barriers in existing facilities where readily achievable; and provide auxiliary aids and services when needed to ensure effective communication with people who have hearing, vision, or speech impairments. All businesses, even those that do not serve the public, must comply with accessible design standards when constructing or altering facilities.
If you are a Hospital Security Director or Manager, you more than likely already have an active shooter plan in place. The adage of “RUN/HIDE/FIGHT,” we believe, is still critical to a good active shooter plan. However, most plans fall short in that they weigh heavily on waiting for local law enforcement to respond to neutralize the shooter(s). This philosophy is understandable, but an “outstanding plan” will address what to do during the first 5-7 minutes—that critical period between when the first shots are fired and when law enforcement officers can actually respond to take out the threat.
Window films are strong, micro-layered, tear-resistant films that help keep people safe while you upgrade to code. Once the film is applied, glass tends to break more “safely” by holding the glass in place and reducing the risk of cutting or piercing injuries.
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Glazing in and adjacent to doors and windows where the exposed glass surface area is greater than nine square feet.
Glazing near sidewalks, stairs or ramps, or elevated glass.
Glazing in guards and railings, as well as near wet surfaces such as bathrooms, showers and pools.
Warning people in harm’s way is the purpose of Emergency Mass Notification (EMN). In the wake of tragedies at Virginia Tech and elsewhere, many campuses adopted text messaging for EMN. Text messaging is a great way to get started, however, it has distinct and proven limitations.
For Immediate Release: Dakota Security was named 2015 Gold Partner of the Year by Axis Communications at its 10th annual Axis Connect & Converge Conference (ACCC) held in San Antonio, Texas. Axis, the global leader in network video, presented these annual awards to top channel, software and technology partners. Continue reading →
With the increasing violence in education, protecting students and faculty through the use of security has become a high priority for all schools. Peak performance from your security systems and equipment helps assure that the learning environment is comfortable, safe, and productive. We understand that you face unique challenges and can limit your vulnerability to risks.