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DeWitt Clinton Elementary School Receives Security Grant from ASIS International Security Cares Program

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Grant to be used to upgrade school’s school surveillance system and reinforce core values

Alexandria, VA/Chicago, IL (September 6, 2019)—Chicago’s DeWitt Clinton Elementary School was honored today as the recipient of the 2019 School Security Grant from ASIS International and the ASIS Foundation, which includes a $20,000 grant and in-kind donations from sponsors including Axis Communications.

The grant—which is part of the ASIS Security Cares program focused on giving back to the communities where the annual Global Security Exchange (GSX) event is hosted—helps fund the purchase and installation of security equipment at a local school building and/or campus. This year, DeWitt Clinton will be receiving security cameras from Axis Communications, surveillance software from Genetec, and recording servers from BCDVideo in addition to the cash award from ASIS, bring the combined total to approximately $60,000.

“Clinton Elementary School has three core values—be respectful, be responsible and be safe,” says Maureen Delgado, DeWitt’s principal. “With the help of a new camera system, students and community will notice the school reinforcing our Core Values. The feeling of additional safety will result in a better learning environment.”

DeWitt Clinton Elementary School will use the grant money to ensure that all areas of the school are monitored by video surveillance cameras and a video management system.

“We are excited to award this much-needed grant to DeWitt Elementary School,” says Christina Duffey, CPP, 2019 ASIS President. “More than $320,000 has been given back to local communities through the school security grant program’s inception. We look forward to continuing to help fund the purchase and installation of security equipment improvements to a school building and/or campus through this very important program.”

For more details on Security Cares program offerings, or to register for a free pass to GSX, visit www.gsx.org/highlights-events/security-cares/.

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About Global Security Exchange (GSX)

Entering its 65th year, Global Security Exchange (formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar & Exhibits) is the world’s most comprehensive event for security professionals worldwide, dedicated to addressing fast-paced changes across the industry with a focus on immersive learning, revitalized networking, and a reimagined exhibit floor. Attendance at GSX directly supports scholarship programs and the development of education, certification, and standards and guideline year-round. ASIS International remains dedicated to expanding and enriching knowledge sharing, best practices, and peer-to-peer connections so security professionals across disciplines—and at all stages of their career—can get access to the information and resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit www.GSX.org

About ASIS International

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Through its board certifications, award-winning Security Management magazine, and Global Security Exchange (formerly the Annual Seminar and Exhibits)—the most influential event in the profession—ASIS ensures its members and the security community have access to the intelligence and resources necessary to protect their people, property, and information assets.  Learn more about the work we do at www.asisonline.org.

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