SCHOOL SECURITY

BCS School Security and Door Access Control Systems

BCS has over 10 years of experience assisting schools in securing their facilities.  Our school safety systems are optimized to meet the needs of each school, regardless of size, location or budget.  These systems are designed as a tool to initiate alerts in the event weather warnings, tragedies or school closings.  The warning alerts will immediately reach students, faculty and authorities. Each system can be customized based on several factors determined through a detailed evaluation and consultation.

BCS School Security has many components, including:

  • Security cameras
  • Alarm systems
  • Door access control
  • Zone communication and access
  • Phone integration with security systems
  • Paging systems
  • E-911 integration
  • Communication to staff, fire and rescue, parents and even state / federal agencies
  • Mass Notification Systems

Secured School Safety Grant Program

The State of Indiana is currently offering a program to assist schools who are in need of Unified Security Systems.  This offering, from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, will match a school’s investment up to $50,000.00. School corporations, charter schools or coalitions with an average daily membership of at least 1,000 can apply for grants up to $50,000 per year.  Schools with less than 1,000 can apply for grants of up to $35,000 per year. BCS is an authorized provider of these systems and is prepared to assist your school through the application and implementation process.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include any Indiana school corporation, accredited non-public school, charter school or a coalition of school corporations and/or charter schools located in a county that has a County School Safety Commission.  See above guidance documents for further program requirements.

Additional information from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security: https://www.in.gov/dhs/securedschoolsafety.htm

Details regarding the BCS School Security Systems

Cameras

  • Proper placement, mounting and cabling of cameras
  • Recording capability and ease of accessing of footage
  • Live viewing and recording of personnel and non-personnel in critical areas

Access Control

  • Campus-wide door lock-down by door, region or entire facility
  • Securing doors for control of daily access
  • Scheduling of doors for open access (athletic practices, etc.)

Mass Notification System

  • Panic button integration via fob, mounted button, phone system or customized
  • Notification alerts campus-wide, fire department, local police and EMT
    Campus-wide paging system that is integrated into new or existing PA systems
  • Pre-recorded messaging and announcements in the event of an emergency
  • A variety of notification options to ensure reach (visual, audio, email, text)

Security Integrated Phone system

  • Paging throughout the school PA system
  • E-911 to direct first responders to the exact room of the school.
  • Emergency phone service to allow for a key code to immediately trigger alarm systems, contact emergency response or even lock down a facility.
  • Console notification if an alarm is set off to immediately alert all rooms of an emergency situation.
  • Scheduled call service. If no answer, it calls again. If it doesn’t answer on the second call, it alerts the school office or front desk.

BCS provides a complete evaluation of the facility and can often integrate with the existing infrastructure.

Please contact BCS for more information regarding the BCS School Security and Door Access Control System offerings and for questions regarding the Secured School Safety Grant Program from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
How do I know which options I need?

BCS has experience with several schools and can assist in helping you determine the best solution based on your school’s size, location and budget

What schools are eligible?

Accredited Indiana schools are eligible. BCS can assist you in determining your school’s eligibility

Are private schools eligible?

Accredited Indiana schools are eligible. BCS can assist you in determining your school’s eligibility

How much will the grant match?
  • 100% up to $50,000.00 per year for eligible schools with over 1,000 students
  • 100% up to $35,000.00 per year for eligible schools with under 1,000 students
Are special rates available for not for profit entities?

Yes. Please contact BCS for details on our rate structure for non-profit entities

What regions does BCS cover for servicing schools?

BCS has a 200 mile service range, from Evansville, IN.

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