Representatives from Stanley Security presented Kilgore College April 29 with a $100,000 grant intended to improve campus security.
KC was named one of 10 finalists for the security grant in February -- eventually winning the contest in March by having the most online votes among 10 similar-sized institutions across the nation.
“I am truly amazed and moved by the determination and effort our KC family put forth to win this grant. The best part is that it was an effort that students, faculty, staff and the community at large equally participated in,” said Heath Cariker, Kilgore College Police Department police chief. “This was a grassroots effort by the KC stakeholders to improve the security infrastructure on their campus. I couldn’t be more proud of our college.”
Installations provided by the grant can include any Stanley Security product or solution, including access control solutions, video surveillance systems, fire systems, intrusion systems, mechanical and electro-mechanical door hardware, mass notification systems and other security technologies.
The grant will also provide a free security assessment, consultative security services, access to Stanley Security’s premier Software Solutions Group (SSG) and seminars for school officials on security threat assessment and advanced Clery Act training offered by Stanley Security partner and campus security experts, D. Stafford & Associates.
Representatives from Stanley Security who attended the ceremony were Kyle Gordon, director, higher education – North America, and Ty McNeely, senior national account manager – enterprise solutions.
About Stanley Security:
Stanley Security, a division of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), is a provider of integrated security solutions defining the future of the security industry. Stanley delivers a comprehensive suite of security products, software and integrated systems with a strong emphasis on service. Stanley is powered by a culture of continuous innovation, providing revolutionary technology and unmatched customer service to commercial, institutional and industrial businesses and organizations.
We focus on complete customer transparency and operational excellence in the five customer touch points: account management, installation, service, monitoring and billing. Stanley takes pride in our signature approach to doing business – offering global resources, with a local touch.
As one of the world's largest and most comprehensive security providers, we're protecting what's important to you by designing, installing, servicing and monitoring an extensive array of products and solutions that span the entire security spectrum:
- Specific Solutions for Education, Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, Government and more
- Intrusion, Fire, Access Control and Video Surveillance Systems
- Systems Integration
- Automatic Entrance Solutions
- Door Locking Hardware, Closers & Exit Devices
- Master Keyed Systems
- Safe Lock & Vault Solutions
- RTLS Asset Visibility Solutions
- Iris Biometric Identity Authentication Solutions
- UL & Bilingual ULC Monitoring Services
About Stanley Security’s “Together for Safer Schools” Grant Program:
Stanley Security’s “Together for Safer Schools” Grant Program is a national contest established by the organization in 2013 to help schools enhance security on their campuses. The program offers U.S. colleges and universities the opportunity to rally students, faculty and campus communities to win Stanley Security installed products and services through a $600,000 grant.