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Advanced School Safety & Technologies for Education

Technology has become an integral part of education. Today’s students, teachers, and administrators demand access to the right technologies to facilitate safety and security, connect the classroom and campus, promote active learning, and create efficiencies.

Your challenge is balancing the desire for new and better technologies with budgetary constraints. That’s where NIC Partners comes in. Two-thirds of our clients are K-12 or higher education organizations – so we’ve made it our mission to understand the unique challenges you face daily.

With more than 20 years of experience, we’ve helped more than 60 Southern California school districts and higher education institutions enhance physical and network security, inspire learning and connect their campuses to enrich student outcomes.

 

Education technology and school safety solutions

Your Expert Education Tech Team

As technology and security experts, we help local educators ensure their campuses are safe – by providing both physical and cybersecurity solutions. We also help you bridge the gap between what your network was intended to do and what you want to accomplish. We break down the barriers that make technology purchases difficult and costly and provide straightforward solutions to help you feel confident about your next IT project.

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Safer Schools & Campuses – Your School Safety Partner

You want to protect your students, teachers, staff, and visitors. We know that safety is a daily concern for you – and we want to help you find the resources and strategies to help you make the right decisions.

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Threats at schools can take many different forms, from unwanted intruders and student bullying, to natural disasters, medical emergencies and broken locks.

We partner with the best technology providers in the industry to help you design a school safety solution that enables you to focus on five key areas as identified by the Department of Homeland Security:

  • Prevention – includes video cameras, alarm systems, social media and email scanning technologies, secure collaboration spaces for real-time communications
  • Protection – video footage stored on the cloud and streamed from any location throughout the district, smart access controls, electronic badging, tip lines, desktop phone emergency help
  • Mitigation – mass notification systems, digital signage, distress or panic buttons, motion detection
  • Response – collaboration tools, geofencing, community broadcast alerts, integrated communications
  • Recovery – collaboration tools, digital signage, data collection, mass notification
Read more about how to protect what matters most

E-RATE EXPERTISE

Experience the difference of working with a technology solution provider who understands E-Rate and can guide you through the process of selecting network and telecommunications services that qualify for E-Rate funding.

We’ve helped numerous school districts navigate the often-choppy waters of E-Rate, modernization, bonds, and government contracts with customized, scalable technology solutions. We’re ready to do the same for you. Explore the value of working with a solution provider who understands your technology needs.

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THE CALIFORNIA MULTIPLE AWARD SCHEDULES

CMAS offers a wide variety of commodities, non-IT services, IT products and services at prices which have been assessed to be fair, reasonable, and competitive.

Suppliers may apply for a CMAS contract anytime, and no bids are required. The use of these contracts is optional and is available to both California State and Local Government agencies.

NIC Partners has CMAS contracts covering almost everything we sell, including services. Our CMAS contracts cover Unified Communications, Physical Security, 21st Century Classroom and IT Managed Services. Contact us for information about how you can leverage CMAS to either avoid the RFP process or simplify your procurement process.

WHO CAN USE CMAS?

  • California State and Local Government Agencies
  • Any California City, County or District
  • California State University and University of California Systems
  • K-12 Public Schools
  • Community Colleges that spend public funds

NASPO CISCO CONTRACT: ONE-STOP SHOP FOR CISCO PRODUCTS

The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) has formed a subsidiary entity, the NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization (WSCA-NASPO), to manage its national cooperative purchasing program. WSCA-NASPO represents a unified, nationally-focused cooperative purchasing program that leverages the collective expertise and experience of WSCA and NASPO.

Public sector customers can procure the entire suite of Cisco Networking Communications products and services under one interstate cooperative purchasing vehicle. NASPO Value Point (NVP) contracts are open to WSCA-NASPO member states and eligible political subdivisions and education entities (including K-12 and higher education) within these states.