STANLEY Security Announces Winners of TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program
College and Universities Throughout U.S. Win National Contest, Receive Share of $600,000 Grant
Indianapolis, IN – (March 17, 2015) – STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, announces the winning colleges and universities of its TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program.
Those colleges and universities that accumulated the most votes in the contest across three tiers of student size – under 8,000 students, between 8,000-19,999 students and over 20,000 students – have been selected as this year’s grant recipients and will share in the $600,000 grant. The grants will provide the winning institutions with STANLEY Security installed products and solutions, consultative security services, campus security standards development best practices, and compliance education opportunities.
As the grand prize winners in the contest, the University of North Texas (UNT) located in Denton, TX will receive a $200,000 grant, the University of West Georgia (UWG) located in Carrollton, GA will receive a $150,000 grant and Kilgore College (KC) located in Kilgore, TX will receive a $100,000 grant. The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in Arlington, TX is the recipient of a $75,000 grant, NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, AR is the recipient of a $50,000 grant, and Aquinas College located in Grand Rapids, MI is the recipient of a $25,000 grant.
“At STANLEY Security, we are committed to establishing a culture of safety and peace of mind for students, faculty and staff on every higher education campus throughout the nation,” said Kyle Gordon, Director, Higher Education – North America for STANLEY Security. “As a dedicated partner to over 2,500 colleges and universities in the U.S., we understand fully the unique challenges of protecting a campus environment. The higher education installment of the TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program allows us to be proactive in contributing to solutions that will help protect learning institutions across the country. We congratulate all of our winners for playing such an important role in helping us to ignite this conversation on a national scale.”
In its second year, nominations for the TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program were open to any U.S. higher education institution through mid-November of last year. Then, from January 19 through February 13, 2015, students, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni and members of over 200 qualifying campus communities were encouraged to vote daily online for their chosen school at www.stanleysaferschools.com, via SMS text messaging or on Twitter via a hashtag specific to each qualifying institution. The colleges and universities won by accumulating the most votes in the contest, separated into three tiers of student population size. STANLEY Security will present each winning school with official awards in the coming weeks. Customized solutions at each school are to be completed during 2015.
Offerings provided to all grant winners include consultative security services 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. Turn-key installations available to winners can be any STANLEY Security product or solution, including access control solutions, video surveillance, fire systems, intrusion systems, mechanical and electromechanical door hardware, mass notification systems or other security technologies.
“Between the TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program, our new, three-year, extensive partnership with D. Stafford & Associates, the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP), and IACLEA Corporate Partnership, and our ongoing efforts to continually initiate security education opportunities in the higher education market, we are making every effort possible to ensure that our nation’s students can feel a sense of safety and security in their postsecondary environments,” Gordon said.
STANLEY currently partners with thousands of colleges and universities nationwide to promote the value of secure campus learning environments. For more information about the TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program, or STANLEY Security’s broad range of products and solutions for colleges and universities, please visit www.stanleysecuritysolutions.com/highered.
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 touchpoints: 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:
- Intrusion, Fire, Access Control and Video Surveillance Systems
- Systems Integration & Vertical Market Solutions
- Automatic Entrance Solutions
- Door Locking Hardware, Closers & Exit Devices
- Master Keyed Systems
- Safe Lock & Vault Solutions
- RTLS Asset Visibility Solutions
- Biometric Identity Authentication Solutions
- UL & Bilingual ULC Monitoring Services
- Real-Time, Online eServices
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 share of a $600,000 grant.