Proven patented sensor technologies to mitigate health and security risks in schools with capabilities that fully qualify for Federal funding (CARES ACT I and CARES ACT II, DHS’s Secured School Safety Grant). The Wireless Guardian solution offers disease detection. weapons detection, authorized and nonauthorized access controls, and real-time geospatial data of everyone inside.
In January 2021, the Biden Administration detailed its plan to reopen the majority of schools for in-person instruction within the first 100 days. This year, the Biden Administration, in close partnership with the incoming U.S. Congress passed Federal stimulus funding with millions of dollars earmarked for education alone.
The COVID pandemic has taken a toll on our students. A recent Brookings Institute study noted a worrying trend that students’ test scores dropped 5 to 10 percentage points during the pandemic compared to pre-pandemic scores. Doctors have also noted the negative mental and emotional impact tele-education has had on students’ social development. In response to these concerns, the Biden administration and the Department of Education are taking aggressive measures to mitigate the COVID19 risk in schools through mass immunizations of teachers and through investments in technology.
Threats of violence against students and staff at school remain an issue. From 2009 to 2019, 177 U.S. schools experienced a school shooting, which resulted in 356 killed or injured. Despite the increasing risk of school violence, there is a push in some cities and towns to reduce police presence at schools reducing the school’s ability to immediately respond to the threat. With this reality, schools will need to turn to technology to help reduce the risk of school violence.
Detection is the first step to prevent the virus and weapons from entering our schools. The Wireless Guardian solution involves thermographic cameras that can scan up to 45 students or staff entering the school building for elevated temperatures and weapons. As a noninvasive technology, our solution eliminates the dangers of having staff individually scan and test each student. For security threats, the system is proactive and can identify a threat before it has a chance to endanger the school.
With Wireless Guardian as part of the solution, 100+ schools have been kept open.
Better Decisions through Better Intelligence
“An Investment in Knowledge pays the best Interest.”— Benjamin Franklin
CASE STUDY: LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS
With the approved 1.9 trillion CARES II Act announced this week, Wireless Guardian COVID-19 Thermographic and Security Solutions offer purchasing vehicles for state, federal, and non-profit entities to buy via their preferred vendor in any state via the GSA Schedule, NCPA Contract, and Equalis Group.
Wireless Guardian is having a tremendous impact on getting kids back to school safely in Loudoun County. Over 150,000 kids, faculty, and staff are being passively tested daily and Wireless Guardian has proven to identify cases successfully, preventing the spread of COVID-19 to students and teachers in the county
“Wireless Guardian … Important Investment for the Security and Safety of our Staff… “
Security and Intelligence Redefined
CASE STUDY: LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS
In response to the growing need to return children and teachers to in-person instruction, The Wireless Guardian installed thermographic cameras at entrances of over 100 schools nationwide. These cameras can scan up to 45 people per second with a proven 99% accuracy. Additionally, these camera systems can scan anyone entering the school for compliance with mandated policies to wear a mask. Anyone identified with a raised temperature or in violation of mask mandates, an alert is immediately sent to school administrators who then take prompt action to implement mitigation policies to reduce the risk. Since installing The Wireless Guardian technology in schools, none of those schools have closed down due to a COVID-19 outbreak and as of this writing March 2021, two cases have already been successfully detected in a humble display of technology accuracy. In a statement Interim Superintendent, Scott A. Ziegler, Ed.D. says, “Loudoun County Public Schools has been informed that two Simpson Middle School students have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. The students were last at the school on March 9. They are currently self-isolating. We wish them well. I encourage LCPS students, parents, and staff members to adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention preventive measures and guidance. The LCHD reports that community transmission of COVID-19 continues to occur in Loudoun.”.
The capability and agility of the team to undergo thorough vetting, reviews with legal and IT teams, and facilities stakeholders in Loudoun County, one of the first school districts in Northern Virginia to return to in-person instruction 4-days a week, was an impressive feat. Wireless Guardian worked tirelessly over the school’s winter break to install all 97 cameras so that the school was ready to transition to in-person learning.
“The Wireless Guardian solution has reduced the burden on our district’s staff and provided flexibility to the schools and stakeholders to screen passively, in real-time, or as-needed for live peak-time COVID-19 monitoring. The efficiency of the system (scanning 45 people per second), ease of use and data readability, and potential for scalability have been key factors for our decision to go with this technology. We are excited to see how we can continue to hone in on key features in future years to come as we expand our capabilities on mitigation.”
— JUSTIN DONOVAN, DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL EXPERIENCE LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
PRESENTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION | WIRELESS GUARDIAN WHITE PAPER | APRIL 2021
OPERATIONAL LOCATIONS: LOOKING AHEAD
Threats to students and staff do not stop at infectious ones. School shootings weapons remain a major threat to school safety. From 2009 to 2019, 177 U.S. schools experienced a school shooting, which resulted in 356 killed or injured, yet despite the increased risk of school violence, there is a push in some cities and towns to reduce police presence at schools. With this reality, schools will need to turn to technology to help reduce the risk of school violence and Wireless Guardian offers a bipartisan approach to do just that by scanning individuals for temperatures as well as weapons and explosives. Additionally, if there is an active shooter incident within the school, the AI will be able to identify and lock in on the digital signature of the shooter allowing first responders to immediately know the whereabouts and movement of the shooter within the building, improving on-site decisions by first responders to effectively respond to the crisis.
Engineers from Wireless Guardian will be responsible for the placement of cameras/hardware and integrating this data into existing technology to advance its capability. This technology produces a nonintrusive capability to detect CV19, weapons, explosive devices, and human threats from a standoff position. Additionally, the programmers will produce and coordinate the data management plan (premises or in the cloud), and real-time dashboard, quantifying what data will be collected, and what groups are notified in order to maximize the ease and efficiency of integrating the solution into the school districts with minimal glitches.
Teams with programmers and camera technicians will collectively spend a total of 6 months throughout the 50 States and Commonwealths for transit, resupply, and data organization and/or delivery. Four Teams will cover the East-coast including Puerto Rico. Four Teams will cover the Midwest. Four Teams will cover the West Coast including Guam and America Samoa.
Jason Dumas is the CEO and Founder of The Wireless Guardian and Managing Partner and Founder at SE Wireless Solutions (SWS). Jason is recognized as a cutting-edge thought leader throughout his tenure as a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer. Jason and his partners at SE Wireless Solutions (SWS) install and manage wireless networks in major arenas, government buildings, and public and private spaces nationwide. Past performance includes engineered networks for the U.S. Capitol and Senate Building, the DC Smithsonian Museum Complex, dozens of major U.S. Airports, and Arenas including NHL, MLB, NBA, and NFL stadiums in anticipation of the Super Bowl. Jason has earned accreditations from Georgia Southern and the University of Georgia. He has also achieved RF Engineering certification from Corning, Mobile Access, iBwave, Andrew Corporation, Nortel, JMA, and Cisco. He is approved to design for all major U.S. and Canadian cellular carriers, as well as an approved RF Engineer for the US Government and US Military. T