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From school safety to distance learning ComSource’s comprehensive end-to-end voice, video and data solutions seamlessly connect and integrate school faculty, administrators and first responders with advanced applications and instant communication. At ComSource our safety and security solutions allow schools to detect, analyze, communicate and respond to today’s challenges in real time.

TAKE SCHOOL SAFETY TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH THE SAFER SCHOOLS ECOSYSTEM

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At ComSource, we recognize the importance of providing a safe and secure environment that allows students, faculty and administrators the opportunity to focus on learning and the ability to grow. In collaboration with Motorola Solutions, ComSource is proud to provide the Safer Schools ecosystem of voice, video, software and services to help manage the challenges and emergencies that can disrupt the educational process. Through this ecosystem of products and solutions, schools can minimize risk through early detection and respond to potential incidents.

DETECT:

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A school’s ability to detect, view and monitor who is on campus or entering your facilities is based on an intelligent video surveillance and access control system. An artificial intelligence (AI) and video analytics security system like Motorola Solutions Avigilon Access Control Manager (ACM™) provides superior facility management with powerful end-to-end security solutions such as alarms and identity management to help monitor and secure sites.

Video Security:

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ComSource features a broad portfolio of cameras from Avigilon and Pelco with an array of specialized cameras, such as fisheye for large auditoriums or cafeterias, multi-sensor cameras for hallways, and high-definition cameras for parking lots and stadiums to provide seamless coverage across large areas.

License Plate Recognition:

LPR cameras allow school security officials and local public safety the opportunity to monitor any potential threat vehicles approaching on local high-traffic areas or entering school parking lots.

Tip Submit:

An anonymous web-based software application, Tip Submit allows students the opportunity to provide alerts or note suspicious activity any time from their phone or laptop.

Watch List Reporting:

Authorized personnel can create a watch list of people of interest that notifies security personnel when they penetrate predetermined perimeters or unauthorized zones.

Access Control:

Manage visitor, student and administration access to buildings or restricted areas on campus and school grounds using card holder information with instant detection of individuals at access points.

ANALYZE:

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Once suspicious or unusual activity is detected, your ability to analyze the data, communicate and respond before an incident occurs is what differentiates a Safer Schools Ecosystem. Your integrated video surveillance technology and analytics software enables the notification of these insights of unusual activity into actionable management.

Appearance Search:

This software application features analytic technology that allows you to identify individuals with facial recognition and physical descriptions such as clothing color, gender or age.

Identity Search:

This solution allows you to map or retrace the movements of individuals on campus when video surveillance integrates with ID badge or credential activity and visually retrace campus movements.

Unusual Motion Detection:

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Identify atypical events with artificial intelligence that “learns” typical activities and flags any unusual motion or activity and notify authorized personnel before suspicious activity escalates.

Focus Attention:

A software application that identifies where unusual activity or immediate visual attention is required on your surveillance console, this app highlights activities identified by color-coded hexagons, focusing your attention on what’s critical.

Self-Learning Analytics:

Monitor your school’s property 24/7 with video surveillance software that detects abnormal or concerning activity to activate an immediate security response.

COMMUNICATE:

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Dependable and clear wireless radio communication within your school, across campus and seamlessly connected to local public safety authorities is critical to creating a Safer School Ecosystem. ComSource understands the importance of creating a collaborative educational environment with reliable communication between departments that allows students, faculty and administrators to focus their attention on what’s really important – learning and growing.

MOTOTRBO Two-Way Radios:

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ComSource offers a complete line of MOTOTRBO purpose-built portable and mobile two-way radios that allow faculty, administrators, security, maintenance personnel and bus drivers to communicate clearly and securely across campus or across the school district.

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WAVE Push-To-Talk:

With WAVE technology you can enhance administrators’ situational awareness by instantly enabling your two-way radio systems to communicate with cell phones, tablets, laptops and even across land-lines, regardless of the geographic boundary.

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Radio Alert:

ComSource is uniquely qualified to create critical interoperable voice or text alerts directly to your two-way radios when your video security system detects unusual or suspicious activity.

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Ally Incident & Records Management:

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Detailing and managing records of school-related incidents has never been so critical. The ability to streamline security operations and dispatch communications is easier with Ally Incident Management software with an integrated cloud-based platform. Featuring easy-to-use customizable record fields and media attachments, Ally allows you to connect teams to all incident, dispatch and analytic information with the devices you use today.

RESPOND:

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Your ability to detect, analyze, communicate and respond to an everyday situation or emergency can make a critical difference. With Safer Schools you can develop a comprehensive communication and action plan that can be seamlessly deployed to ensure a properly coordinated response. Real-time intelligence shares alerts and video feeds with authorized personnel and public safety agencies, enabling an informed response. Your ability to coordinate a rapid response and properly document incidents can prevent incidents from escalating and becoming tragedies.

Ally Dispatch:

Simplify and standardize the practice of dispatching personnel with dashboards that provide views of the closest personnel and create interconnectivity across locations, devices and networks.

CommandCentral Aware:

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With critical incident insights and eyes-on-the-scene with real-time video and direct communication connections between your school and local law enforcement agencies, CommandCentral Aware gives police eyes on the scene in seconds for a more informed response.

Communicator – Mass Notification:

School administrators can notify and mobilize critical personnel in a moment’s notice with automated text alerts, emails or voice messages, ensuring the sharing of information across groups.

P25 Mission – Critical Communications:

These P25 devices enable seamless coordination and connectivity with local public safety agencies — regardless of the situation — with interoperability between school personnel and your local agencies to ensure a rapid response.

Critical Connect:

Secure connectivity between disparate land mobile radio and broadband push-to-talk networks ensures real-time coordination.

Emergency Response Access Control:

Empower an immediate first response to quickly lockdown all school doors and manage all ingress and egress points anytime, anywhere, with full access to rule-based actions and notifications from any workstation.

BDA-DAS Systems:

Bi-Directional Amplifiers are part of a Distributed Antenna System that amplifies radio or neutral host signals to provide enhanced signal coverage for either public safety frequencies for two-way radios or carrier signals. Today, all public buildings must be compliant with the local FCC code typically mandated by the National Fire Protection Agency or International Fire Code for in-building wireless signal coverage. These mandates are in place to ensure first responders have ample radio signal strength in vulnerable coverage areas such as stairwells, basements, parking garages, electrical closets and elevators.

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As a long-term two-way radio provider and integrator, ComSource is uniquely qualified in the design, installation and maintenance of in-building Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). As variables such as building materials, dead spots and signal strength will impact reception, each DAS system that ComSource deploys is distinctively engineered to achieve optimal performance.

ComSource also provides annual maintenance and compliance testing for a variety of school districts and universities across Michigan, and routinely works with the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to ensure their customers are maintaining compliance with local mandates.

CBRS Private LTE Networks:

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New opportunities for private LTE have emerged for IT professionals with the release of new spectrum supported on the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) network. CBRS is an evolutionary technology that provides a migration path to 5G capabilities, offering up to four times the speed and capacity of traditional wi-fi networks as well as enhanced security. Because CBRS is cloud-based, it can reduce provisioning and infrastructure costs and the installation time.

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Across the nation schools are now taking advantage of Motorola Solutions Nitro CBRS solution for private LTE requirements for applications such as remote or distance learning, accessing downloadable curriculum and larger files, whether from home or on campus. In addition, Nitro is ideal to support school districts’ security and IT operations, such as video surveillance and Push-To-Talk radio networks.

Applications for Nitro

  • Remote or hybrid learning applications on campus or across the school district
  • Connectivity of video surveillance and access control systems
  • Complements school wi-fi with private LTE network
  • Supports a wide variety of consumer data devices like tablets, laptops and iPhones

At ComSource we recognize the importance of ensuring every student can access online learning from the safety and security of their homes, and share media and data across campus using a secure wireless network. By deploying Motorola Solutions private LTE NITRO solution, ComSource can efficiently and cost-effectively deliver on this wide-area network.
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