MDI To Provide Technology For Learn Safe Program


3/13/2007—Security technology provider MDI recently announced that it received an initial blanket purchase order totaling $25.3 million from Stratis Authority for its Learn Safe school safety and security program. The order was based on an initial Scope of Work submitted by MDI and approved by Stratis Authority to provide security products and professional services to multiple school districts located in the Southeast. 

The order calls for MDI, through its Global Systems Solutions subsidiary (GSS), to provide turnkey security packages to schools within each district. The products and services include unified access control, video surveillance products, professional services, installation, training, and maintenance.

In the last six months, MDI has assembled a team of industry professionals to manage and perform the tasks required to successfully implement the LearnSafe program for Stratis Authority. The GSS team will manage all aspects of the projects. 

Initial project fulfillment orders will begin immediately with peak activity occurring during spring and summer break.    

"We are on schedule and ready to deploy the first phase of our Learn Safe solution to multiple security-minded school districts that value the safety and security of their employees, students and parents," said Jack Walser, vice president of business development for Stratis Authority. "The MDI and GSS teams have been a key element in the success of the Learn Safe program to this point and we look forward to working with them as we continue to roll out a number of additional school districts this year." 

"MDI's business model is unique in that it is able to take a multi-faceted project from concept to completion," said J. Collier Sparks, CEO and President of MDI. "Through our relationship with Stratis Authority, I believe that our model will make us the leader and de-facto standard in the educational security market within the next two years. No other manufacturer in the security space can customize their solution to fit a client's specialized requirements like MDI."

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