Visitor Management Technology Launching in Schools

Visitor Management Technology Launching in Douglas County Schools
Posted on 01/08/2020

All Schools Will Be Equipped with Raptor Technology

The Douglas County School System is boosting a school security plan designed to keep students even safer throughout the school day. Beginning this spring, the school system will equip every campus with Raptor Technologies, a self-contained, self-service visitor management system. 

Raptor Technologies enforces campus security by scanning every campus visitor’s government-issued identification. With one quick scan, school offices can immediately screen all campus visitors against a national sex offender database. Raptor Technologies will also screen out visitors banned from campus. In the event of a crisis, schools may also use the system to trigger an emergency panic button to immediately notify school personnel.  The system’s detailed reports offer administrators accurate and reliable information about campus visitors. 

Kwame Carr, Assistant Superintendent of District Operations, says these detailed reports will provide the school system a multi-level approach to school safety. “We have a tremendous responsibility to our students, our staff and our parents. Georgia has been identified as one of the sex trafficking hubs because of its geographical location and ground and air transportation systems,” he says. “We must be prepared for anything. By investing in this technology, we are protecting our school system. Raptor Defender will provide us with this necessary extra layer of security.”

Carr says the purchase will be a wise investment. “This system offers a quick, efficient way for our district to identify registered sex offenders on-site at each school location. We may also use this information to identify proper guardianship in cases of court-related custody issues.” 

Superintendent Trent North is excited about the Raptor Technologies partnership and what it means for students. “Students thrive when they are in a safe and secure learning environment. This investment is one additional step that the Douglas County School System can take now to ensure the safety of our students, our employees and our campuses in the future.” 

Each school will receive its Raptor Technologies school security upgrade and training in the early part of 2020.

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