Centegix Partners with Ident-A-Kid to Extend Security Capabilities with iVisitor Management Software
- By Kate Lucariello
Centegix has announced a partnership with Ident-A-Kid to extend the abilities of K–12 schools’ safety and security systems, using Ident-A-Kid’s iVisitor Management (IVM) software.
Centegix’s CrisisAlert system does not rely on WiFi or cell phones but is activated by a wearable panic-alert badge that every administrator, teacher and staff member wears. In an emergency, pushing the badge button gives precise alert location, immediate audio, and visual incident notifications (including lighted strobes, screen messages, and intercom integration) to put the campus in lockdown and instantly notify administrators and responders.
Ident-A-Kid’s IVM software can manage and track all school traffic, including staff, student tardiness, and visitors, who scan their driver’s licenses or other acceptable ID. The software reads the barcode information on the license and conducts and returns data searches on custody issues, sex offenders, and other banned persons across 42 states. Information can also be entered manually.
With these two systems paired, K–12 schools will be able to “provide instantaneous alerts to on-site resources including SROs (School Resource Officers) and campus administrators that alleviate the burdens on educators and staff when faced with critical safety issues," said Brent Cobb, CEO of Centegix.
Rick Hagan, CEO of Ident-A-Kid, added, “Together we can add control measures on school campuses and reduce the risks that have become increasingly prevalent in the past several years.”
Learn more at the Centegix home page and the Ident-A-Kid home page.
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.