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Oncam to host OnCampus education security symposiums to discuss security needs of education market

Published on 14 March, 2016
The first event, “OnCampus,” which is co-sponsored by Genetec
OnCampus is dedicated to ongoing discussions on the improvement and future of security needs of education sector

Oncam, the leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announced recently 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, Massachusetts.

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.

Discussion with end users, integrators and technology partners

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 panellists 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

Demonstration of 360-degree surveillance & analytics technology

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.”

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