Apply for SVPP grant funds by May 31
Last Minute Notice:
Funding is available for up to 75% of school safety measures in and around K-12. This includes schools and school grounds for primary and secondary campuses. Measures include solutions to assist in:
User Guide for Applying
Overview - https://cops.usdoj.gov/svpp
Preparation to Apply - https://cops.usdoj.gov/grants#steps
Contact Bridgeway for assistance with your grant request for school security and student safety initiatives including Visitor Management, Behavior Modification, Automated Attendance, Hallway Monitoring, or Emergency Evacuation and Triage.
RAPID TAG v5.0 is now live!
Many agencies have already upgraded but if not you'll need to submit a request to Salamander's support team using their online form. Access the form at SalamanderLive.com, login and click on the "Login SalamanderLive v2" button.
It is important to note that RAPID TAG v5.0 requires Windows 10 OS. If you use an earlier version of Windows OS you will be able to continue using RAPID TAG v4.
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The Minneapolis Police Department used Salamander to TRACK all responders during the Final Four games.
(Morganton, NC) – Atlanta Public Schools (APS) selected Bridgeway Solutions (Bridgeway) as the vendor for ScholarChip’s visitor management solution. The project includes installation of visitor management kiosks, integration with the district’s student information system (SIS), integration for student pickup and user training. The project includes 100 locations and is scheduled for completion at the beginning of the 2019/2020 school year.
“When we received the RFI last summer, we knew ScholarChip could be a great option for Atlanta schools. In October when the final RFP was released, we were delighted to see how well Visitor Manager fit the specific needs and parameters of the project,” said David Lee, VP and General Manager.
“We were honored to provide a bit of badging and tracking assistance to Atlanta Fulton County Emergency Management for the Super Bowl and have several projects underway in the Atlanta / Fulton County area but having Atlanta Public Schools trust us with their visitor management is a major benchmark for us in the K-12 market,” Lee continued.
Unique to ScholarChip’s visitor management system is their sex offender database. Realizing there was no comprehensive, centralized database, ScholarChip created their own national-level sex offender listing. ScholarChip’s database includes records from the Department of Justice’s National Sex Offender Registry, individual state offender databases and third-party service companies and is continuously updated with information gathered from 55 distinct entities.
How it works:
The ScholarChip Visitor Manager solution is a simple process for the visitor. The person presents their state-issued ID to a card reader mounted on the visitor kiosk and Visitor Manager scans the 2-dimensional barcode for basic identification information. The visitor’s information is quickly cross-checked against ScholarChip’s sex offender database and the school’s list of limited access or prohibited individuals.
Cleared visitors have their picture taken using a webcam mounted on the visitor kiosk and are issued a paper pass featuring their current photo. Returning visitors, such as volunteers, are quickly identified and issued a pass.
If a visitor is found on the school’s restricted access list or indicated as a potential sex offender, a silent alert is sent to the school’s SRO or a designated administrator. This allows specially-trained individuals to respond and handle the situation according to school protocol.
ScholarChip’s Visitor Manager also provides APS with Student Pick-Up. Through integration with the SIS, schools will have alerts displayed at the kiosk for early dismissal permission, pick-up restrictions and information associated with a student being authorized to leave campus and with whom.
The system provides a wide range of reports via the Management Site. Administrators can search for information for specific dates or date ranges, see visitors by reason for visit, pull reports on students leaving school early, see visitors by time entering or leaving and by what exit, and review any attempted visits by prohibited individuals or sex offenders.
Jackie Cornman, Sr. Project Manager for ScholarChip, will be responsible for the systems installation and client sign-off. Marcia Rhodes, ScholarChip Project Manager for ARMET Group, will assist Bridgeway with project implementation and training.
ScholarChip, the largest provider of automated school safety and operations services, was first to market in centralizing and integrating school safety and operations. In additional to its Visitor Management solution, ScholarChip provides solutions for behavioral education, automated attendance, point-of-sale, large group and event attendance, bus attendance, hallway monitoring and more. ScholarChip operates seamlessly with major student information systems such as PowerSchool, Infinite Campus, eSchool and Synergy.
Based in Morganton, NC, Bridgeway Solutions, Inc. is the exclusive representative for ScholarChip and its K-12 solutions in the Carolinas, Georgia and neighboring regions. Trusted as the Southeast’s leader in secure identification and access management solutions, Bridgeway has focused on student safety and campus security solutions intently for the last several years. Bridgeway is currently facilitating automated attendance and student ID management programs in South Carolina and completing integration and testing phases of ScholarChip’s classroom attendance solution at Alpharetta High School in Georgia. Bridgeway Solutions is also working with North Carolina DPI to test integration of ScholarChip solutions.
Bridgeway Solutions is a founding member of ARMET Group, a national association of experienced solution providers and integrators empowering administrators with custom, comprehensive identification and secure access management technologies. Channel partners include Bridgeway Solutions, Alabama Card and School Safety Associates serving the Southeast, Higgins Corporation and Metropolitan Data Solutions serving the Northeast, Midwest Card, ID Edge and Mid-America Business Systems serving the greater Midwest states, Diamond Business Systems and Newbart Products providing sales and service for Texas, Capture Technologies in Northern California, and Legend ID serving Washington State and Oregon.
Bridgeway Solutions is an Authorized Solution Partner for ARMET Group providing sales, support, integration and training for ScholarChip in the Southeast.
Morganton, April 3, 2019--Bridgeway's Technicians came to the home office in Morganton this week for intensive ID hardware and software training. On Wednesday Gary Fields (in red), Senior Sales Engineer for Zebra, led the technicians through the technical aspects and physical components of the ZC350 plastic card printer.
Wayne Peck, Brandon Johnson, Rich Billig and Doug Taylor regularly participate in skill-building and technical training to stay on top of rapidly changing ID and access management technologies, hardware and software products.
Together Bridgeway's team has over 70 years experience in installation and integration of ID and access management hardware and software solutions. Each is highly qualified to assist customers with onsite and remote installation, integration, product training, preventative maintenance and general customer support. You might even say they are Bridgeway's leading sales representatives.
Bridgeway offers onsite, remote and depot service for ID software and hardware products including major ID printer brands such as Zebra, Datacard and Matica.
Finding the right badge holder may seem daunting. What size, what materials, 2-cards, 3-cards, with or without slots for lanyards?
Let’s focus on the badge holder size for today.
Most plastic ID cards are 3.375” x 2.125”, commonly known as 80/30, so you’ll need about .25” larger in both height and width – a little more if your cards will be punched.
At Bridgeway Solutions, we have a variety of vinyl and plastic badge holder options to choose from.
Our e-store badge holder item descriptions include the inner dimensions (the area in which the ID card, name tag, etc. will go) of each card holder.
These are just a few of our card holder options:
Shop our e-store to find your perfect badge holder.
Or, call or email us at (828) 438-1676 / sales@BridgewayID.com and we’d be happy to assist you.
Choosing the most cost efficient and productive plastic card printer ribbon can be challenging.
What’s the difference between a YMCKO and YMCKO-KO card printer color ribbon and what do these acronyms mean?
T or O=protective top coat or overlay
YMC colors are used for full color card printing.
K is a black panel commonly used for text.
The ‘T’ or ‘O’ panel helps prevent card colors from fading, and offers some protection from scratches, dirt, and moisture.
YMCKT-KT is used in double-sided card printers, printing full color on the front and black only on the back with a top coat/overlay on both sides.
Learn more about ribbon formats and their use at https://www.bridgewayid.com/id-supplies.html.
Carabiners aren’t just for mountain climbing. Badge reels can be carabiners too.
A carabiner is a metal loop with a spring-loaded clip used to link two or more items together.
Carabiner badge reels are designed to securely clasp onto lanyards, purses, belt loops, clothing, and chains, giving you quick access to your ID badge.
Badge reels are customizable – add your company logo and text, pick colors, and select from a wide variety of fittings.
Email or call us to customize your carabiner badge reel. email@example.com / (828) 438-1676
Or, check out the selection of carabiner badge reels in our store.
Plastic card printer cleaning cards help keep your machine operating its best.
There are two types of cleaning cards - presoaked in a cleaning solution and adhesive. Either will clean the printer’s rollers, which is the mechanism that pulls the cards through the printing process.
Cleaning cards remove dust, grime, and oils from blank plastic or PVC cards to prime them before they move to the printing sequence to protect the printhead and ensure quality printing.
If your card printer is producing blurry or splotchy cards, the fix may be as simple as cleaning the printer. Simply insert the cleaning card per manufacturer’s instructions so that your printer produces high quality graphics and text.
It’s a good idea to run a cleaning card through your card printer with each ribbon change.
New, boxed Datacard printer ribbons include a cleaning card. Don’t throw it away – use it.
Maintain your machine -- keep it running longer, performing at its best.