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Physical Security Assessments in the K-12 Environment

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A Valued Assessment From A Satisfied Client

As independent security technology consultants, we are often asked to help our clients complete a vendor-neutral physical security assessment. These assessments can range in complexity and detail. Sometimes we’re simply asked to confirm that the physical security solution that is in place is indeed what the client was sold. Other times we’re asked to identify gaps in the existing physical security and recommend enhancements to help the client achieve the level of physical security they need to protect their internal and external customers.

In a K-12 environment, a physical security assessment can provide the valuable information that’s needed to request funds for a specific project. Navigating the massive landscape of security solutions and gadgets can be overwhelming. Having the expertise of an independent security technology consultant is like having an extra tool in your tool belt. The fees associated with our work are typically recovered many times over in the savings we help our clients find by getting the project completed correctly the first time, on or under budget and ahead of schedule.

Every school administrator wants to provide a safe environment where young minds can learn, grow, and develop. Part of that involves confirming that the physical security solution in place meets or exceeds expectations and supports the district’s security policies and procedures.

Knox County Schools recently enlisted our services for just this reason. The following article from Knoxnews.com describes E&A’s work and findings.

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/aug/02/audit-finds-knox-school-system-got-what-paid-for/?print=1

Elert & Associatessecurity consulting services range from simply reviewing your existing security processes and procedures to completing a security and vulnerability assessment to writing detailed specifications for equipment. We have led the Risk Management industry for nearly 30 years, with experience ranging from Physical Security to  Business Risk Assessment. If you need a risk management expert, contact us! When it comes to Security Consulting, trust E&A!