School Dangers Organization (SDO) has named Jonathan Schweiger as their new Director of Strategic Partnerships. School Dangers is a 501(c)3 organisation which strives to improve school security nationwide through advocacy, education and application of technology. Schweiger will work closely with the board of directors. His key objective is to identify and sign companies who have an interest in school safety. Opportunities to partner with SDO include sponsoring the Certified School Security Professional (CSSP) training and certification program, participating in the SDO donor program, and creating triangular relationships with like-minded organisations. Schweiger is joined by the SDO Board of Directors in these efforts. The board includes current members President Connie Moorhead, CEO of The CMOOR Group; Secretary Maria Cambria, Vice President, Technical Center of Excellence with FLIR Systems; and Treasurer Gregory Bernardo, physical security expert with more than 20 years’ experience. Schweiger is an experienced executive who has raised funds for various business ventures during his 27 year career Family protection & school security “We are very excited to have Jonathan join our team. He holds a keen interest in the safety of schools from the perspective of a parent and security professional. We are thrilled to have his energy and dedication as part of the growing SDO ranks.” said Moorhead. “I look forward to continuing to advance our mission with the leadership and support of Jonathan.” Schweiger is an experienced executive who has raised funds for various business ventures during his 27 year career. Currently, Mr. Schweiger is President and CEO of SmartTek Systems, one of his technology companies focusing on an App based mPERS Solution for the security industry, specifically Family Protection & School Security, something he’s very passionate about. Access control & CCTV solutions Mr. Schweiger, a 17 year security industry veteran, began his career in security at Fire Burglary Instruments (FBII), a family owned manufacturer of burglar & fire alarm systems. He is a former Founder and President of Eye-On Alarms of New York, Inc., a provider of security, access control, and CCTV installations. As President, Mr. Schweiger was responsible for securing multiple Brink’s Home Security franchises throughout the United States before moving into the Electronic Tolling Industry. In 2002, Mr. Schweiger cofounded Highway Toll Administration, LLC, an electronic tolling company. From conception to implementation, Jonathan helped HTA become the largest supplier of electronic tolling solutions for the rental car industry before moving into the Smartphone Application Sector in 2009. HTA was recently acquired by Platinum Equity Investment Firm in March 2018.School Dangers Organization works to help school officials, parents and students understand the changes in school securiy Safety training & communication Mr. Schweiger is a family rights advocate who volunteers his time to several non-profit organisations and is very passionate about both his family & his children. “I’m very excited about my new affiliation with School Dangers Organization, I firmly believe that protecting our teachers, protects our children” said Jonathan. He added “I look forward to working closely with the SDO board of directors and brining many new partner opportunities to SDO.” School Dangers Organization works to help school officials, parents and students understand the changes in school security today, encourage discussion and overall make it easier for schools to improve the safety and security of our nation’s children. They support their goals by educating the public, fostering an environment for open discussion, and by delivering services for training, planning, regulatory compliance, and improved communication between students, parents and school officials.
Through the partnership CEDIA will increase their current training curriculum by more than 55 hours of online content In a continuing effort to stay at the cutting edge of technology for the connected home with its relationship to the integrated security, fire, and life safety market, CEDIA, has partnered with SecurityCEU.com to launch an enhanced training program for their entire membership. Increase of training curriculum Through the partnership, CEDIA, the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, will increase their current training curriculum by more than 55 hours of online content. CEDIA is the leading global authority in the $14 billion home technology industry. CEDIA represents 3,500 member companies worldwide and serves more than 22,000 industry professionals that manufacture, design, and integrate goods and services for the connected home. For more than ten years, SecurityCEU.com has provided licensing, compliance, certification and continuing education solutions to the security, fire and life safety industry. SecurityCEU.com boasts an enormous catalogue of online training covering industry topics such as IP Networking, IP Video, Structured Wiring, and Customer Service. Foundational training The SecurityCEU.com courses serve as foundational training for professionals entering the converging worlds of security and home automation. The partnership between CEDIA and SecurityCEU.com makes perfect sense because CEDIA members benefit greatly from exposure to the topics offered. Additional benefits include the ability for CEDIA members to gain and maintain industry licenses and certifications. All SecurityCEU.com courses are approved for CEUs at the national and state levels. SecurityCEU.com also offers a full Compliance Management System (CMS) that provides automation of the licensing process as well as full metrics and measurement. CEDIA members gain the benefit of access to this online library of courses for a 20% discount from the price offered at SecurityCEU.com. Corporate rates are also available allowing organisations with 5 or more students to gain additional discounting. Matt Oelker, Director of Online Learning for CEDIA, said, “CEDIA understands the importance of the converging markets and the need for high quality, comprehensive training. When our members are required to show proof of their skills, they use this training to provide evidence that they have completed the necessary courses as a validation of baseline security skills relating to our industry.” Library subscription Courses can be purchased a la carte, but the most popular option is to purchase the Library Subscription. This provides members access to all the courses in the CEDIA catalogue for one low price. This license is for 12 months of access. “The SecurityCEU.com courses have proven to be an excellent resource for the industry and a competitive advantage for companies,” said Connie Moorhead, President of The CMOOR Group and SecurityCEU.com. “More and more, skills in Integration and IP Networking are being required to understand contemporary security products and their role in integrated home automation systems.”