On June 24, the Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences received 20 new security cameras from Convergint at no cost to the school as part of the company's Step Up for Schools initiative, quadrupling the number of cameras on site at CAIS's campus in Oregon City.
More than 100 Convergint employees participated in the effort to install the cameras. They completed maintenance and beautification projects like painting and landscaping around the school in just one day. This effort was an estimated as a $50,000 donation in labor and equipment from Convergint to the Oregon City School District's public charter middle and high school that focuses on career-relevant learning, industry exposure, internships and certifications through Clackamas Community College.
Convergint is a global company that designs and installs electronic security and fire-alarm systems. In 2018, the firm established its Step Up for Schools Initiative to help strengthen school security.
"Convergint Social Responsibility Day is the most important day of the year for our organization, and we believe that our culture of giving is central to Convergint's success," said CEO Ken Lochiatto.
Through the program, Convergint provides free interior and exterior security-system installations (including cybersecurity and fire systems), upgrades and assessments to schools all over the world. To date, more than 70 schools have received security donations from Convergint through this program.
This effort was part of Convergint's 21st annual Convergint Social Responsibility Day, which was launched to commemorate the founding of the firm and support the local communities where the company's employees live and work. This year, Convergint closed more than 100 offices so that more than 7,700 of its employees could participate in charitable initiatives around the world.
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