MDI releases school security catalog

New catalog part of company's LearnSafe initiative


MDI announced monday that The LearnSafe Initiative has launched LearnSafe Direct, the first and only catalog focused exclusively on school safety and security technology, products, services and training. Geared specifically for public school districts, private schools and educational institutions, the catalog’s first five thousand copies will be mailed today and additional catalogs will be distributed to school districts throughout the summer.

The LearnSafe team and its partner companies (Nortel, ASSA ABLOY and the SBS Group) will be attending and presenting at numerous school safety, law enforcement and school administrator conferences this summer, where they will distribute the new catalog, educate the market on the value of a district-wide integrated school safety and security solution and promote the $40M Texas School Safety Fund.

The Texas School Safety Fund, established by LearnSafe in partnership with Government Capital Corporation, was created so that Texas school districts could properly fund the mitigation of risk discovered in their state mandated risk audits and implement an effective and proven safety and security program. LearnSafe delivers a comprehensive financing plan, tailored to the specific financial needs of the district and assists them in designing, implementing and managing an affordable turn-key solution.

As a value added service, LearnSafe customer service professionals will assist school personnel in specifying the best products for their specific needs and designing their school security systems to comply with all requirements, specifications and codes.

The LearnSafe Initiative also announced today that it would be launching its new exclusive product called Sentinel, which is a handheld wireless mobile video control monitor designed for school district security personnel that delivers a unique portable high-quality surveillance solution. District law enforcement officers, school security personnel and other authorized users can log in to any integrated school surveillance camera before, during or after an incident and control its functions to get a real-time visual reading of what lurks around every corner, in every hallway and throughout each parking lot within a school system.

In addition, LearnSafe has teamed with the pioneers and established thought leaders in school safety and security training, The Law Advisory Group (www.lawadvisory.com), to deliver training classes designed for school administrators, district safety officials, campus police, school resource officers (SRO) and first responders. Well-known and respected industry veteran Dr. Gary Avery, J.D., will teach the initial classes, which include "Safe Schools: Techniques for Administrators and Law Enforcement." Dr. Avery is the exclusive trainer for and legal advisor to NASSLEO (National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers – www.nassleo.org) and NASS (National Alliance for Safe Schools – www.safeschools.org).

Beginning with Illinois, Kansas and Texas (LearnSafe Training Center, San Antonio, TX, August 20, 2008) in late August, the professional training team is scheduled to cover fifteen states before Thanksgiving of this year.