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Reacting With Reason

EVERY MONTH, ALMOST EVERY DAY, I HOPE THAT THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANOTHER SCHOOL SHOOTING WHERE YOUNGSTERS ARE HURT, OR KILLED, ON AN EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS. TOO OFTEN THAT HOPE GOES UNFULFILLED.

With security being ramped up on campuses nationwide, one random act really puts a dent in to someone’s day, or life.

Normally, I don’t write about specific shootings, but I do like to examine what campuses are doing to strengthen their security plans. In our cover story, by Monique Merhige, she tackles the security enhancements at Adelphi University. Adelphi has long been committed to maintaining a comprehensive safety and crime prevention program. The goal is to protect all members of the Adelphi community.

Today, Adelphi is listed as one of the 50 safest colleges in the United States. Their reputation is solid when it comes to safety practices. Campus officials engage in a proactive philosophy of building the right team of people, who are considered true experts in the security field.

Adelphi University reached out to Idesco, a security integrator in New York City, who has a remarkable track record on the campus setting for more than 70 years.

Mike Troiani, Idesco’s service manager, said that no matter what challenges they faced during the installation of security products, his team and the staff at Adelphi, collaborated to make things right.

The truth is that unexpected situations always arise, and those challenges might require a variation from the initial plans. What end users depend upon the most are terrific customer service and the best security products on the market.

Our cover story talks about all the trials and triumphs and security installation at this world-class campus. It tells the story of a concerned integrator and an end user well versed in the need to protect its clientele. There are far too many stories where a student or students are hurt or killed on campus. Here is a story of success and a desire to do the right thing.

This article originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of Security Today.

About the Author

Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.

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