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Wisconsin School Districts Enhance Security with the Raptor System

Milwaukee (Jan. 29, 2015) - Eight school districts in Wisconsin are changing the way administrators manage who is entering school buildings. Wauwatosa, Northland Pines, Verona Area, Oconomowoc Area, Oregon, Mequon-Thiensville, Unity and Hortonville School Districts are enhancing on-site security measures with visitor management software produced by Raptor Technologies, the nation’s leading provider of visitor management technologies for K-12 schools.
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Eight school districts in Wisconsin are changing the way administrators manage who is entering school buildings. Wauwatosa, Northland Pines, Verona Area, Oconomowoc Area, Oregon, Mequon-Thiensville, Unity and Hortonville School Districts are enhancing on-site security measures with visitor management software produced by Raptor Technologies, the nation’s leading provider of visitor management technologies for K-12 schools.

By implementing the Raptor System, the districts can quickly screen visitors to their school buildings against a national database of registered sex offenders as well as a custom alert database that can contain custodial alerts for each school or district.

“With a new visitor management system in place, we offer our students and staff a safe place to learn and work,” said Dr. Mike Richie, a District Administrator at Northland Pines School District. “Raptor is a tool to help keep the people in our buildings safe and let us be aware of who is in our buildings.”

The eight school districts are leading the way across the state of Wisconsin, but represent only about 70 of the more than 12,000 schools that have implemented the Raptor system nationwide. Each district previously had systems in place that were outdated or ineffective, such as using paper-based sign-in sheets. Wauwatosa, for example, originally used a system that utilized sign-in sheets and then issued badges to visitors, but this system didn’t allow for screening and the issued badges would often simply disappear. The district implemented the Raptor system to develop a uniform process for screening individuals entering and leaving all district buildings.

“By using Raptor, we now have the power of a system which can deter potential threats from entering our schools and also flag them upon entry,” said Dr. Phil Ertl, Superintendent of Schools for Wauwatosa School District. “We’re making our schools safer and creating a community that recognizes student safety as a top priority.”

The eight Wisconsin school districts that recently implemented Raptor are home to nearly 30,000 students.

To learn more about Raptor Technologies, visit http://raptortech.com.

About Raptor Technologies 
Founded in 2002, Raptor is the nation’s leading developer of innovative K-12 visitor management software that provides instant screening of visitors and volunteers for sex offender status and custodial orders. Raptor is dedicated to school safety and protects children and students nationwide. More than 12,000 K-12 schools around the country currently use the Raptor system, keeping children safe from sexual predators. Raptor has flagged more than 15,000 registered sex offenders entering K-12 schools and has issued over 150,000 custodial alerts. For more information, visit http://raptortech.com/.

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