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Ident-A-Kid Wins Top 100 Product Award

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Ident-A-Kid Wins Top 100 Product Award

St. Petersburg, FL – December 1, 2016. – Ident-A-Kid’s CCSS Visitor Management System has been recognized for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders who named it to District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product for 2016.”

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Ident-A-Kid Visitor Management Software Helps Keep Students Safe at School

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in News | 1 comment

KENNEBUNK, ME- Three years after installing Ident-A-Kid’s Visitor Management Software, Principal Ryan Quinn of Kennebunk Elementary said “It’s great for screening delivery men, people who don’t come on regular basis and people we don’t know.” Quinn also went on to say it’s better to be prepared in case of anything. He wanted to be proactive with school security and know who’s in the building at all times. Read full article...

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South Florence High Set Up New Visitor Requirements

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Florence, S.C.- School officials at South Florence High learned about Ident-A-Kid’s visitor management software last year during a pilot study. This year they decided to continue the program to ensure the safety of students and faculty members. Gloria McFadden, Visitor Manager, said many parents are familiar with the pilot program from last year and like the new safety precaution. The school now scans visitors’ ID for a background check and takes a picture for the visitors pass. Principal Carol Hill said programs like this show how serious the school and district take student safety. Read full article here....

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School Transitions to Visitor Management Software

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in News | 0 comments

KENNEBUNK- Kennebunk Elementary School is implementing technology, a campus security system called Ident-A-Kid Visitor Management. Kennebunk Elementary School Principal Ryan Quinn said “It’s a formalized check-in security system that we’re piloting for the district this year.” The cost of the new security device is just under $1,000. Once the visitor’s picture is taken and they are given the go ahead, a visitor’s pass will be printed on the spot and the doors will be unlocked. “It’ll will give us just a few second more to size people up; it really is about reducing the risk,” said Quinn, who worked with the system during his tenure as principal at school in New...

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Sex Offender Accused of Entering School

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Sex Offender Accused of Entering School

Ident-A-Kid’s Complete Campus Security Solution (CCSS) Visitor Management System has been officially adopted throughout Onslow County Schools. All 38 schools are able to track all visitors entering their campuses. Utilizing CCSS’s self-service kiosk, visitors first produce their driver’s license for positive ID and then utilize the touch screen to enter their reason for visiting and destination. The system performs a Sexual Offender Check (SOC) against the National Sexual Offender Registry; and then for cleared visitors, prints a badge with the visitor’s name, photo, date/time and destination. “Thanks to Ident-a-kid, we were able to catch someone on campus. We hope this makes our parents feel more comfortable sending their kids to knowing we have a system like this. It is just one more level of security we have in place,” states Director of Safety and Security, Dusty Rhodes. View full article...

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Check-in System Goes Digital at Schools

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Visitor check-in at Kalispell’s five public elementary schools has gone digital, upping the level of security. Gone are paper sign-in sheets. Visitors and volunteers now check in at new digital stations that feature touch-screen monitors, card scanners and label printers. The stations were installed over winter break and started being used in January at a cost of approximately $4,800 from technology funds. Cameras also were installed at each elementary, which administrators can access by cellphone. To check into the new system, a visitor scans his or her license. Information collected from the license includes first and last name, birthdate and state of residence. If a visitor does not have a license, he or she will be prompted to type in the information. A photo of the visitor will be then be taken. An adhesive visitor or volunteer badge will print featuring the person’s photo, full name and date and time of checking in. A code also appears in the left corner above the date. When it comes to checking out, the visitor types in the code to complete the process. View full article...

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Ident-A-Kid Partners with Edclick to Improve School Efficiency

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Ident-A-Kid Partners with Edclick to Improve School Efficiency

St. Petersburg, FL. — Ident-A-kid Services of America, the nation’s leader in child safety solutions, has partnered with Edclick, a K12 software solution company, to provide PowerSchool users another level of integration for student data. Ident-A-Kid and EdClick are now able to provide total accountability on Student attendance. With the integration of CCSS and EdClick’s Student Discipline Manager, schools will be able to seamlessly track all tardies and early releases for accurate and instant records. Discipline Manager, Edclick’s top selling software program, is a comprehensive, web-based discipline management system designed to streamline the discipline process. Discipline Manager allows schools to closely and efficiently track tardies, referrals, state reporting, and much more. By monitoring these areas schools see improved behavior, attendance and therefore receive more funding. Harry Tennant, Edclick’s CEO says “Our goal is to continue making software for educators by educators.” Ident-A-Kid’s Complete Campus Security Solution (CCSS) visitor management system tracks all visitors on campus assuring schools that all visitors have a positive ID. In addition, CCSS has the ability to quickly process and issue passes to tardy students. Rick Hagan, Ident-A-Kid CEO said “K12 System integration is important for saving schools precious dollars and is the key to the future and this partnership demonstrates that.” The sharing of safety and attendance data creates accurate discipline and enhanced security for all students. Schools will no longer have to manually pull reports from CCSS and enter them into Discipline manager. Both companies look forward to the added efficiency this partnership will provide to schools across the nation. About Edclick, formerly Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc., was formed in 1993. In 2002, Edclick started partnering with schools to meet the desire for more effective school-related software. Each software product has been developed in close collaboration with school administrators and teachers. Edclick’s Dicipline Management software is used by schools in 14 states. For more information, visit www.edclick.com or contact sales@edclick.com. About Ident-A-Kid Services of America, Inc. is a national company specializing in child safety for 30 years. Ident-A-Kid provide safety related services including child IDs and software solutions to over 20,000 schools. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. Ident-A-Kid has a network of over 100 representatives in 40 states. For more information, please visit www.identakid.com or call 800-890-1000. Ident-A-Kid Services of America, Inc. 1780 102nd Ave. N, Suite 100 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 identakid.com • ccssvm.com National Contact: Emily Fellouzis, CCSS Program Director...

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School Lockdown Proceed Smoothly After Shooting

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in News | 0 comments

School Lockdown Proceed Smoothly After Shooting

We, as with everyone in the community and television industry, are deeply saddened by this unspeakable and heinous crime. Our thoughts and prayers go our to the colleagues and families of these innocent victims. We are so thankful our visitor management system could help secure the schools during this time. Some Bedford County schools went into an initial lockdown after the division received notice at about 7:25 a.m. of the shooting at Bridgewater Plaza, according to schools spokesman Ryan Edwards. For Melanie Simmons, the principal of Moneta Elementary, which was the nearest school to the plaza where the shooting occurred it was a day of continuous vigilance. “I tell parents … that they send me their kids every day and my No. 1 job is to send them home safely every day, and today was definitely one of those days,” she said. Read full article...

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Ident-A-Kid Awarded a School Visitor Management Contract

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in News | 2 comments

Ident-A-Kid Awarded a School Visitor Management Contract

St. Petersburg, FL — Ident-A-Kid Services of America, the nation’s leader in child safety solutions, has been awarded a software contract by Region 4, the lead government agency for The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN), www.tcpn.org. This new contract provides discounts and opens up an easier avenue for school districts to purchase their Complete Campus Security Solution (CCSS) Visitor Management software. “CCSS will help keep schools safe and their front offices efficient,” said Rick Hagan, CEO at Ident-A-Kid. Chris Penny, Vice President of TCPN says “TCPN is pleased to partner with Ident-A-Kid to offer campus security solutions for K12. Schools are able to document all visitor traffic and communicate with parents and the communities they serve through this software tool. Districts leverage their spending through this contract which was publicly solicited by a lead government agency, Region 4 Education Service Center.” Read...

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National Missing Children’s Day

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in News | 0 comments

National Missing Children’s Day

While May is known for Cinco de Mayo, The Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, there is a lesser known, but significant day – National Missing Children’s Day. Since 1983, our Nation has observed May 25th as National Missing Children’s Day. First proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan and observed by every administration since; May 25th is the anniversary of the day in 1979 when 6-year-old Etan Patz (pictured above) disappeared from a New York street, while on his two block walk to his bus stop. “National Missing Children’s Day is a reminder to all parents and guardians of the need for high-quality photographs and accurate descriptions of their children for use in case of an emergency, and for the need for everyone to pay close attention to the posters and photographs of missing children,” says the National Center for Missing and Exploited...

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