In August 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Justice (DOJ), launched a public awareness campaign to highlight federal school safety resources and evidence-based practices available through The campaign will educate school administrators and personnel, teachers, parents and guardians, and state and local government officials about school safety resources available at offers more than 485 resources across nine topic areas to help inform and support schools as they develop, evaluate, and implement school safety plans, procedures, and programs.
Convergint supports situational prevention, investigations, and incident management through the implementation of security technology and workflow processes for improved monitoring, incident management and ultimately violence and crime prevention. By applying a combination of advanced video analytics, enhanced monitoring processes and workflow automation, schools can better direct security personnel, leadership and stakeholders, and funding to situations where they are needed most. This also frees up time for more engagement, deterrence, and investigations.

Convergint’s contributions to school safety

In the wake of the nationwide initiative, Convergint emerges as a pivotal player in fortifying school security. The company’s expertise lies in seamlessly integrating advanced technology and efficient workflows to furnish schools with potent tools for bolstering situational awareness, incident management, and the prevention of violence and crime.
  • Advanced video analytics: Convergint deploys cutting-edge video analytics systems powered by artificial intelligence. These systems swiftly identify anomalies and potential threats in real-time. This capability enables schools to react promptly to emerging situations, enhancing the overall security posture.

  • Enhanced monitoring processes: Convergint’s solutions are designed to revamp monitoring procedures. Security personnel receive real-time insights and alerts, enabling proactive responses to security concerns as they arise.

  • Workflow automation: Convergint streamlines security protocols through automation. This ensures that responses to incidents are both consistent and efficient. Automation reduces the potential for human error and accelerates reaction times.

  • Resource optimization: By harnessing Convergint’s technology and workflows, schools can allocate their security resources—personnel, leadership, and funding—precisely where they are most needed. This strategic resource allocation minimizes risks and maximizes safety outcomes.

  • More time for engagement, deterrence, and investigations: Convergint’s solutions liberate school security personnel from routine monitoring and incident response duties. This affords them more time to engage with the school community, act as visible deterrents to potential threats, and conduct thorough investigations whenever required.

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