Seton Catholic Prep Heightens Safety as Kids Head Back to School
Announces Premier Crisis Management System and New Campus Security Post
Seton is first school in Arizona to install award-winning Sielox Class™
CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug. 11, 2014—Students at Seton Catholic Preparatory went back to school this week and will soon put a new, nationally-recognized crisis management system to the test. Seton Catholic Prep is the first school in Arizona to install Sielox Class™ – Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System to enhance awareness and communication to first responders in the event of an emergency. Sielox Class™ provides real-time information—including the ability to view interactive classroom maps on a range of computer devices and in patrol cars—for both on-site and emergency personnel such as the Chandler Police Department. The system is used in many state grant programs and has successfully been deployed to schools nationwide.
“Seton Catholic has consistently demonstrated a commitment to safeguarding their students and teachers with a variety of security measures,” said Michael Baum, business development manager at Technical Systems, Inc., headquartered in Gilbert and Sielox Class local integration partner. “Sielox Class™ exponentially enhances Seton’s crisis communications. The system pinpoints where the danger is in your school and provides local law enforcement and emergency responders with critical information to respond in a safe and timely manner.”
To further heighten safety, Seton also announced the addition of Jack Barten as Campus Security Specialist. Barten retired in 2011 as police sergeant from the Chandler Police Department after 31 years of service in law enforcement. During this time, he served in many capacities and areas including the Special Assignments Unit (SWAT) and Crime Scene and Criminal Investigations. He also served as a Police Assisting Youth in School (PAYS) Officer and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Officer.
“It is a privilege to welcome Jack, his wealth of experience and expertise in professional law enforcement to the Seton community,” said Julie Grindey, dean of students. “Over the years, Seton has had a close working relationship with the Chandler Police Department. Adding a full-time Campus Security Specialist was a natural extension of our efforts and Jack a natural fit.”
About Sielox Class™
Sielox Class™ – Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System was the recipient of both the Security Products Magazine and Government Security News New Crisis Management Product of the Year for 2013. Educators send color-coded alerts to administrators and first responders through networked devices. Law enforcement and first responders can view dynamic floor plans in real-time, with accurate updates automatically displayed on their mobile phone, tablet or patrol car laptop.
About Technical Systems, Inc.
Headquartered in Gilbert, Arizona, Technical Systems, Inc. is the local integration partner for Sielox Class™ – Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System. Technical Systems, serves end users in education, manufacturing and banking in Arizona, Colorado and Southern California.
About Seton Catholic Preparatory
Founded in 1954, Seton Catholic Preparatory is a private, coeducational high school in Chandler, Arizona open to students of all faiths and dedicated to academic excellence, leadership and loving service to others. For 60 years as the only Catholic high school in the East Valley of Phoenix, Seton Catholic Prep focuses on developing the individual student. The Seton
experience allows ample opportunity for students to discover and develop their God-given talents in a supportive community, thus enabling them to succeed in higher education. For more information, visit www.setoncatholic.org.
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