On June 10th, Convergint offices around the world closed allowing more than 7,700 colleagues across the globe to donate their time and resources to more than 110 organizations for Convergint’s Social Responsibility Day. This year’s event included security updates at 29 schools as part of Convergint’s STEP Up initiative.
This year, Convergint spent time at schools in Colorado to help through the STEP Up for Schools program—an initiative to enhance school safety and address security-related challenges in underserved schools. Three schools in the Park County School District each received $68,000 worth of free security upgrades from Convergint. In 2021, the Clear Creek School District and Bennett School District received upgrades through Convergint, and Elbert and Elizabeth school districts have gotten them as well. All of these are rural districts.
Of the 178 school districts located in Colorado, 153 of them are rural. Rural schools often lack the funding necessary for security resources. However, they deserve adequate security systems that can assist in times of crisis. Convergint works alongside its network of partners to find the best security solutions for schools, install them, and ensure staff members know how to use the systems.
Read the Denver Westword feature covering Convergint’s STEP Up Initiative and its impact on rural Colorado schools below.
Learn More About STEP Up
In 2018, Convergint established its STEP Up for Schools initiative to help strengthen school security. Working with underserved schools in communities around the world, Convergint and partners provide free interior and exterior security system installations, upgrades, and assessments—including cybersecurity, fire alarm services, physical security, and emergency communication—at no cost. To date, more than 70 schools have received security donations from Convergint through this program.
From comprehensive security audits and recommendations to the installation of new operating systems, Convergint is offering its services free of charge for qualifying, underserved schools. For more information about STEP Up, to see if your local school can participate, or to download free safety checklists and resources from Convergint, visit www.convergint.com/STEPUp.