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October 26, 2017

Designing Safer Schools with PASS

Protecting your students and staff is a big responsibility, and an increasingly complex undertaking. Security technologies and best practices are evolving quickly in response to changing risk factors. With lives at stake, you need to stay ahead of the learning curve – and we’re here to help you do that.

Join us for a morning of learning and networking, as we explore “what’s next” in school safety. Hear from industry leaders who are setting the standards for security excellence, and discover how local districts are responding with leading-edge solutions that establish safer learning environments.

Featuring guest speaker and keynoter, Guy Grace, director of security and emergency planning at Littleton Public Schools, presenting: Our Schools Have Changed Forever. Mr. Grace will share data and stories from his own school district, together with advice gained from firsthand tragedy.

Additional presenters from NSCA, Pro-Tec Design, and our district clients will cover topics central to your security strategy, including:

  • Understanding K-12 Security Standards, as defined by PASS: Partner Alliance for Safer Schools
  • Constructing a Security Roadmap, and strategies to secure funding
  • Practical vs. theoretical risk: Where to focus first for greatest impact
  • Best Practices in school safety: Real-world case studies of local districts who are leading the way



9:00am – Registration & Coffee
9:15am – 11:30am – Program / Presentations
11:30am – 12:00pm – Networking Lunch



Guy Grace [Keynote]
Director of Security & Emergency Planning, Littleton Public Schools

Presenting: Our Schools Have Changed Forever

Mr. Grace will discuss the unique risks schools face each day and best practices to help make them safer. His presentation will include data and stories from his own school district, together with advice gained from firsthand tragedy. He will cover internal and external communications, technology usage and staff training, reunification practices, prevention techniques, methods of risk mitigation, parent and student involvement, drills and implementation methods.

Chuck Wilson
Executive Director, NSCA

Presenting: Assessment and Design for Improved Security Measures

Mr. Wilson will cover the history of the PASS K-12 guidelines, the top threats in K-12, technology trends and integration methods, taking a layered approach to schools safety, the TIER continuum approach, code issues and compliance, research on technology costs and funding models, and shared success stories.

Colin DePree
Sales Manager & Employee Owner, Pro-Tec Design

Jenn Ribar
Business Relationship Manager & Employee Owner, Pro-Tec Design

Register for your seat today!

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August 1, 2017

Help Desk Launch

Now Open

Pro-Tec Design HELP DESK

Here to give you easy access for the following:

Quick answers to minor programming issues

Troubleshooting system software before making the call that service truck is needed onsite

Help with setting up Holiday Schedules, Access Levels or New Users

Ability to Remote Connect to customers computers for advanced troubleshooting or software training


Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4 pm (excluding Holidays)

How to contact:

Phone: 763-553-1297



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December 5, 2017

Minnesota Government IT Symposium

Join us for the 36th Annual Minnesota Government IT Symposium on December 5th through the 7th at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

The Government IT Symposium brings together over 1,000 IT leaders and professionals from across the spectrum of government agencies and systems, along with their private and civic sector partners, for three days of engagement, inspiration and information.

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October 2, 2017

MASA Association Fall Conference

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The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) is a private, nonprofit member service organization representing more than 900 educational administrators throughout Minnesota. Our members include school superintendents, directors of special education, curriculum and technology leaders, central office administrators, and higher education administrators and professors. In addition to our active members, MASA also serves over 250 retirees.

Join us at their fall conference!

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July 1, 2017

Did you know you can open a door with your smartphone?

Whether you have the original 125KHz proximity technology, smart cards, or biometric readers, we can help you transition into a mobile-credentialed platform. There are many different options to consider, and the transition can occur in many ways. Let us help you successfully transition and deploy this new and exciting technology!

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June 24, 2017

There’s a better way to manage your keys!

Access control is great for tracking and managing entry through doors, but what about the doors that only use keys? With products from Traka, you can securely store and manage access to keys or anything else that can go on a key ring. Best yet, you can control them with all of the same features of your access control system such as:

  • Allow access to only certain keys for certain people
  • Allow access to certain keys for only specific times of day
  • Set curfews on keys so they aren’t out too long
  • Send alerts when keys are out too long