MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 16, 2013) - Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies (IRST) Canada is pleased to announce its commitment to safe schools with the launch of a suite of information resources to help school boards, educators, college security, physical plant managers and construction professionals involved in educational facility design and maintenance enhance the safety of students, staff and visitors.

"With the start of the new school year, it's important for those who have a role in protecting students to be well prepared," says Mark Wilson, General Manager, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Canada. "We have developed these resources to help guide those with responsibility for school safety. We want this year - and every year - to be a safe school year."

The resources can be accessed free of charge at www.doorsecurity.ca/safeschools (free login required), and include:

  • Security and Safety Assessments for Colleges and Universities
  • Security and Safety Assessments for K-12 Schools
  • Five case studies featuring K-12 Schools
  • Ten case studies featuring Universities and Colleges
  • Virtual K-12 Campus Tour video
  • Virtual University Campus Tour video
  • The Convergent Campus - Integrating Security Technologies the Right Way video

The suite also features on-demand webinars featuring Paul Timm, President of RETA Security, Inc. Timm is a renowned school security expert, boasting credentials that include Physical Security Professional (PSP), as well as experience as a SCAT Member (NOVA) and Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF). The first, School and Campus Safety for Students and Educators, focuses on security best practices for K-12 schools, while the second, Campus Security for Students, focuses on the ways in which post-secondary students can stay safe.

An on-demand seminar, 'One Day. One Action. One Thing at a Time.', also featuring Timm, is also available.

School administrators, educators and other stakeholders are encouraged to access the free resources at www.doorsecurity.ca/safeschools.

Innovative Solutions

Ingersoll Rand are experts in school security, offering a wide range of solutions. One new innovation is the CO-220 Classroom Lockdown Solution with Remote Fob and Visual Indicator, an affordable standalone that allows immediate local lockdown by simply pushing the button on the remote fob from anywhere in the classroom. An illuminated visual indicator located on the interior side of the lock provides instant verification that the door is secured. The CO-220 Classroom Lockdown Solution with Remote Fob and Visual Indicator provides a localized solution for schools that want to upgrade without the cost or complexity of a networked system.

The remote fob can be worn conveniently around the neck or wrist so that it is immediately accessible by teachers and staff members. Lockdown can be initiated by pressing the button on the fob from anywhere inside the room. When the button on the remote fob is pressed the visual indicator on the lock illuminates to provide verification that the door is secured from inside the room.

About Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands-including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® -work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies' market-leading products include electronic and biometric access control systems; time-and-attendance and personnel scheduling systems; mechanical locks; portable security; door closers, exit devices, architectural hardware, and steel doors and frames; and other technologies and services for global security markets. Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is part of the security businesses identified to become part of Allegion, the $2 billion independent, standalone, publicly-held security company to be created upon separation from Ingersoll Rand. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or securitytechnologies.ingersollrand.com.

Contact Information:

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