As part of its new STEP Up school security initiative, Convergint Technologies, a worldwide leader in service-based systems integration, is offering a free downloadable checklist for K-12 schools who want to audit their physical security.

The STEP Up program – standing for secure, train, educate and protect – launched June 8 as part of Convergint’s annual social responsibility day.  Convergint, who has worked with thousands of schools over the past 18 years, is offering a free “Summer School Security Checklist” with guidelines for school administrators and faculty that help ensure all school safety and security systems are fully operational. These general tips can be combined with the formal school and first responder protocols to make sure that buildings are in top shape at the start of the 2018-2019 school year.  

“While school security is a daily, year-round priority for schools, summer and winter breaks provide the perfect opportunity to complete a full security check at all levels,” said Tony Varco, vice president of security at Convergint. “We’ve provided audits of thousands of schools in all types of communities and there are some common areas to review, including what’s happening on the exterior of the school property. It is our hope that principals, administrators and even parents will use our list as a guideline and be proactive about ensuring that all safety and security systems are working as expected.”

Designed by the Convergint team, the list includes everything from checking all door locks in the building to trimming exterior landscaping to enhancing the view of security cameras. It can be downloaded for free at  

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