Press Release / Sept. 17, 2014

SCAD to add SecureCampus to its security plan


The Savannah College of Art and Design is adding another layer to its public safety plan through SST's SecureCampus, a gunfire detection system designed to provide both indoor and outdoor coverage at school campuses. SecureCampus instantly detects and locates incoming gunfire and immediately notifies campus security personnel, on-site staff and law enforcement first responders.

SecureCampus will cover two-square-miles in the downtown Savannah area, including all SCAD academic buildings.

“Our goal everyday is to create a safe university experience while retaining the open environment that makes SCAD an innovative place to learn and grow,” said John Buckovich, chief of the SCAD Department of Public Safety. “SecureCampus will go a long way in helping us achieve that goal. While no system is foolproof, this gives my team, the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and federal law enforcement agencies another tool to make SCAD Savannah safer.”

"SCAD is the first univeristy in the country to deploy our SecureCampus solution which integrates both indoor and outdoor sensors," said Ralph A. Clark, chief executive officer of SST, the maker of SecureCampus. "After a thorough assessment of the SCAD Savannah location, at the direction of the SCAD Department of Public Safety over the past several months, we believe this implementation of SecureCampus will be the model for how other campuses around the country address their critical security requirements."

Visit the Department of Public Safety for more information about SCAD’s security strategy.

About the Savannah College of Art and Design
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors. Visit our official blog.

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