Securable Alternatives, LLC
Securable Alternatives, LLC
Analzying Past Threats | Disrupting Current Threats | Focused on Future Threats
 

Call to Action Answered

Providing proper school safety and security has always been challenging, but there are ways to simplify this and deliver that proper safety and security that our children deserve. For years, multiple agencies have called for data driven or intelligence driven approaches to providing better school security. Securable Alternatives has taken up this challenge!

Rest assured, we do not collect personal data, there is no profiling, there is no student inappropriately flagged as a risk!

Our “Threat Intelligence as a Service” approach is not expensive | it is not invasive | it is not complicated | it will not become obsolete | it is not labor intensive

 

Department of Education - 2002 "Effective data collection and analysis are powerful tools for creating positive learning climates."

In a report generated by the Department of Education in 2002, the call for incident based data collection was made. In the report, the authors point out the fact that school climate can be improved, levels of school based violence can be reduced and attendance can be raised.

“Keeping schools safe”

“For children to learn and teachers to teach, schools must be safe (Linquanti and Berliner, 1994). While no guarantees exist that better awareness of potential problems is enough to prevent tragedies from happening, awareness based on solid information can give administrators the confidence that they are doing everything possible to enhance the safety and security of their students and staff (Riley and McDaniel, 1998).”

Where proper data collection has been used, schools have seen improvements. It is imperative to make proper decisions when it comes to school safety therefore we need proper data, more importantly, your data! Using data from across the country is fine for some things, but if you want to truly make improvements in schools, you have to use your data.

Threat Intelligence as a Service gathers and organizes solid information allowing you to make more confident decisions.


Secret Service - 2009

Almost three-quarters of the attackers felt persecuted, bullied, threatened, attacked, or injured by others prior to the incident. In several cases, individual attackers had experienced bullying and harassment that was long-standing and severe. In some of these cases the experience of being bullied seemed to have a significant impact on the attacker and appeared to have been a factor in his decision to mount an attack at the school In one case, most of the attacker’s schoolmates described the attacker as "the kid everyone teased." In witness statements from that incident, schoolmates alleged that nearly every child in the school had at some point thrown the attacker against a locker, tripped him in the hall, held his head under water in the pool, or thrown things at him. Several schoolmates had noted that the attacker seemed more annoyed by, and less tolerant of, the teasing than usual in the days preceding the attack.

The findings of the Safe School Initiative suggest that there are productive actions that educators, law enforcement officials, and others can pursue in response to the problem of targeted school violence. Specifically, Initiative findings suggest that these officials may wish to consider focusing their efforts to formulate strategies for preventing these attacks in two principal areas:

Developing the capacity to pick up on and evaluate available or knowable information that might indicate that there is a risk of a targeted school attack; and,

• Employing the results of these risk evaluations or "threat assessments" in developing strategies to prevent potential school attacks from occurring.

Our Threat Intelligence as a Service can identify the trends surrounding these acts of unwanted behaviors and allow you to understand the climate in your school better.


Rand Corporation - 2016 “The Role of Technology in Improving K-12 School Safety”

“Panelists ranked highly two types of technological needs. First, at the school, district, and state levels, panelists believed that better data collection and analytics are important to understand the problems that specific schools encounter and could be used for internal and external accountability for preventing, reducing, and responding to school violence. Second, staff members in particular need easier and faster access to information on school safety. Panelists saw this improved access to information and guides as key to preventing, reducing, and responding to the entire spectrum of school violence.”

There is a clear need for more information, we at Securable Alternatives recognize that fact and are working to help schools obtain this type of information and then transform it into Actionable Intelligence.

Using our Threat Intelligence as a Service can provide you the advantage you are looking for thus allowing you to provide a better school environment, reduce costs and make better long term decisions.


 

Is your school climate healthy?

161 thousand kids stay home from school each day out of fear of being bullied.

Between 2009 & 2016 a total of 10,863 weapons were brought to & confiscated at schools.

We have to ask, when will we start seeing a better learning climate in our schools?

We spent $3 Billion dollars in 2018 on security in schools, yet 1.39 million acts of non-fatal violence occurerd! when will we see the return on that $3Billion investment?

 
 

How we help

Identify the root cause of the problem

We cannot hide the fact that schools face challenges everyday, form both inside and outside school walls. Bullying, fights, drugs, gangs, weapons, hate and theft are just some of the challenges schools face. Sadly we have fallen into the trap of trying to spend our way out of these problems, after spending $3 Billion dollars, nobody can say for sure where we are in relation to the goal of creating safer schools. Perhaps the magic number is $6 or $9 Billion dollars.

Cameras and door locks are great and we need them, but they do not identify the root cause of any problem a school faces.

Securable Alternatives has developed a method that helps schools identify root causes and with some innovation and strategic partnerships, we are happy to provide this needed approach.

 

collect raw information on each of the problem areas

The Department of Education, since 2002, has called for the collection of incident based data. This is not an easy process, but again with some creative thinking and partnering with our good friends over at Awareity.com, we were able to create a fully customizable platform to allow for the collection of incident based data. Collecting this information is but one aspect of moving towards a safer school climate, recognizing you have to do something with the information once it is collected. That is where the real effort for improvements are made.

 

turn that raw information into actionable intelligence

Now that we have raw information collected, we have to do something with it. Turning this information into Actionable Intelligence is where we will help you make the difference. Having anonymous tips and incident based data should be organized into a consumable format that allows for investigation and anticipation of what a threat may evolve into. If bullying is persistent and never addressed or under-addressed, then it may escalate into a situation of elevated violence. Collecting all of the warning signs data around bullying and then transforming that data into intelligence that allows you to take action and intervene will give you decision advantage!

This is precisely what our Threat Intelligence platform (Powered by Awareity.com) is meant to do.

 
 

“Having partial

information

only leads to

partial solutions”

Jason Destein

While we may never have all information,

if we are to make any progress in school security,

we will need better information to make data driven decisions,

only then will we see real progress.

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Partial data does not tell the whole story

What would make this information more useful?

2016 - 2018

YEAR by YEAR statistics

Simply seeing an increase in statistics does not tell the whole story, this graphic depicts raw information on bullying, weapons and theft statistics for one school district. Want to know how to turn this information into Actionable Intelligence?

 
 

The Benefits of better information & actionable intelligence will positively impact everyone

Some of the benefits are:

Student Safety: Your students will be able contribute to the safety and security efforts by reporting incidents, sharing information and helping to hold each other accountable.

Early Threat Identification: You will be able to identify the warning signs of violence faster, act more decisively, and intervene on potentially violent acts with more confidence.

Budgetary: You will be able to make more accurate financial decisions regarding safety and security, additionally you will also be able to apply for grants with confidence knowing you can provide concrete factual data to support your request.

Learning Environment: Your students and staff will be able to learn and teach more confidently knowing that you are making a more concentrated effort to provide a safer and more secure environment. Further, you may be able to reduces expulsions by creating a culture where students know you are more focused on safety and security.

Long Term Planning: You will be able to allocate resources where they are needed most and get the most out of those resources.

Parent Trust: Parents will feel more confident and have more trust in the system knowing that you are working to mitigate adverse actions in your district quicker and more professionally.

Total Cost of Ownership: Your Total Cost of Ownership will be lower than any other form of safety and security initiative. Depending on enrollment size and level of service, it is possible that you will only pay pennies per month per student for this service.

Team Effort: Safety and Security is not and should not be a one person or small team operation. It takes partnerships to provide for a safe and secure environment. With our method and program, you will get the buy in from all stakeholders and increase the flow of information thus increasing the value of the program.