Can you identify EVERY risk to your school’s security? We can. Using the all-hazards approach, our team will work with you to assess all possible threats.
Before implementing updated or new safety and security programs or attempting to develop a security budget, it’s vital to know what you need to put in place to make your school safer and to reduce crime and liability risks.
K-12 security and tactical assessments are based on the All Hazards Approach to emergency management. The All Hazards approach results in an emergency preparedness plan that addresses a broad spectrum of hazards or threats and ensures that an organization is ready with plans, leadership and capabilities to handle any one of them, should they occur.
Our comprehensive assessments analyze each aspect of your safety and security programs. A detailed written analysis is provided after the audit is complete and actionable recommendations are customized to meet your particular needs. Preliminary floor plans, video surveillance, access control solutions and updated emergency management guidelines are some of the recommendations that may be included in your audit and analysis.
Assessments performed by Covert incorporate the recommendations of the New York State Homeland Security System for Schools, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of Education and the National Institute of Justice.
The following methodologies are used to assess a school’s safety and security programs:
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
Looking beyond the boundaries of your facility from the ground up
Blueprints, floor plans and extensive walk-throughs
Facility Usage Observation
Since you, the staff and students use the facility long after the school day is over, we conduct assessments during all these times to make sure we accurately capture how your facility operates
The SARA Problem Solving Model
Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment (SARA)
Conducted with key individuals