Billerica, Mass., and London (March 10, 2015) – Oncam, the leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announced today a series of education security symposiums aimed at creating a dialogue about the risks that today’s educational facilities face, as well as offering solutions on how these risks can be mitigated. The first event, “OnCampus,” which is co-sponsored by Genetec, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Tuesday, March 22, at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Mass.
As agents of change, education campuses are places where the youth of America expand upon their intellectual capabilities to drive research and leadership initiatives to hew horizons. These unique open environments are increasingly becoming the targets of evolving physical threats, leaving every tier of the community — from parents to police departments to executive boards — anxious to find better protection.
OnCampus is dedicated to the ongoing discussion on the evolution, improvement and future of the security needs of the education sector, and is designed to bring together thought leaders including end users, systems integrators and technology partners from around the country to strive for coalescent, pertinent security solutions on campuses of all sizes.
Each OnCampus symposium discussion will include two important components. The first will focus specifically on the challenges educational institutions face in today’s environment as campuses are increasingly targets of evolving physical threats. The second will focus on the efforts of technology partners to bring integrated solutions to these campuses, and how these strategic partnerships can leverage the latest in video surveillances, built-in analytics and other video technologies to aid in investigations and proactively keep students safe.
During the first event of the series, Martha Entwistle, Editor, Security Systems News, will moderate the discussion and panelists include:
- Thomas W. Komola, Security and Emergency Manager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- John Silva, Director of Safety and Security, Cambridge Public Schools
- Brad Baker, CISSP, CPP, PSP, President, FTG Security
- Jumbi Edulbehram, Regional President, Americas, Oncam
- Jake Hauzen, Regional Sales Manager for Education, Genetec
During the event, attendees will also have the chance to network with colleagues and participate in a technology demonstration of 360-degree surveillance and advanced analytics technology.
“The changing landscape of the education security market is moving at a such a rapid pace that the evolving physical and technological threats not only makes our students less safe, it also leaves all stakeholders — whether they are campus police, school boards or systems integrators — with significant business challenges to overcome,” said Jumbi Edulbehram, Regional President, Americas, Oncam. “If it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to protect one. Oncam sees a need in today’s market to seriously address the current gaps in campus security and come together as thought leaders to ensure a brighter future for students, and schools and universities.”
To learn more about the OnCampus education seminars initiative, visit the OnCampus Web page.
To register to attend OnCampus in Cambridge, RSVP here.
ABOUT GENETEC INC.
Genetec Inc. develops open-platform software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec Inc. is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, integrators and consultants in over 80 countries. Genetec Inc. was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify physical security systems. For more information about Genetec Inc., visit genetec.com.
Oncam is a global technology innovator offering a cloud-based business intelligence platform with industry-leading 360-degree video capture and analytics at its core. The company creates and deploys an open platform with specialized IP video and dewarping technology to create award-winning video-led solutions for stakeholders from the C-suite to the security officer in multiple customer sectors. Oncam allows better decisions to be made based on real-world and digital data.
Oncam, founded in 2007, is part of Oncam Technologies Group, and is a leading innovator in 360-degree video technologies globally. Oncam is headquartered in Switzerland and operates from regional hubs in the UK, US, Turkey, Singapore, UAE and India. Visit oncamgrandeye.com for further information.