Charleston company launches new school security system

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A Charleston-based gloabl company specializing in providing security services and training will introduce their new school security system during a free workshop in West Ashley on Wednesday.

A release from Scopus Security Solutions states the new system is designed to identify threats and provide rapid communications and data to multiple agencies, personnel and families.

The system will be previewed at a security workshop at the Jewish Community Center on Raoul Wallenberg Boulevard in West Ashley.

The event, which will take place from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m., is offered at no charge to educators and security directors.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.  To register, contact

Techniques on school security drills will include preparation and results from the recent drill held at Addlestone Hebrew Academy. Speakers will include MUSC experts in medical trauma and post-traumatic stress treatment of pediatric patients.

Scopus CEO Gal Nir described the new system as "Israeli know-how with South Carolina's commitment to safe cities and safe schools. Implementation of this in the Lowcountry is a significant step in the protection of our schools and communities."

The concept allows freedom to study, learn and play within an intelligence ring of internal and external security that includes access control and integrated technology providing rapid and relevant information to multiple recipients. Scopus Security's knowledge and experience from security work in numerous countries is blended with local community resources and expertise resulting in seamless interface, coordination and rapid distribution of relevant data.

The completion of Next Gen is scheduled for fall of 2013. The first adopters of the new system are Addlestone Hebrew Academy and the Jewish Community Center of Charleston.

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