Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 26th, 2019 – Quill Security Technology, a cutting-edge physical security analysis company, today announced that it will be working with Bethel University to map and implement security solutions for its Saint Paul campus. Bethel will be the first university to implement Quill’s innovative software for comprehensive security risk mapping.
The Quill team will work with Bethel to map the university’s physical environment. In plotting Bethel’s facilities, Quill is able to create an individualized digital model of physical risk, from vandalism to terrorism. The result of this partnership will be an in-depth case study on technology modernizing physical security risk assessments.
Zachary Hill, Director of Risk Management, Safety and Security for Bethel says, “Security risk assessments are crucial to understanding and effectively mitigating risks. However, reports lose relevance as the underlying information becomes outdated and a detailed understanding becomes more difficult. Quill’s assessment philosophy addresses both these issues and will help us blend analytics, technology, and the human factor to stay ahead of the curve. Quill is striving to put relevant and actionable information in our hands and I am excited to partner with an organization dedicated to pursuing creative solutions the security industry needs in the 21st century.”
Campus safety is an increasingly pressing concern for many university administrators. In 2016, a total of 28,400 criminal incidents against persons and property on campuses at postsecondary institutions were reported to police and security agencies. Important decisions about security must be made quickly and made well, often involving expensive services like traditional comprehensive Security Risk Assessments (SRA).
Traditional SRAs can be months-long processes that deliver one-time, static representations of potential security threats to a building or campus. Quill’s intuitive software turns this process into an efficient, dynamic, and user-friendly representation of a facility’s literal risk map, ideal for a university campus like Bethel’s. Quill will then be able to provide guidance informed by real-time data, just as the user can update their risk map with pertinent data as it is made available.
Quill CEO Lewis Werner says of the new partnership, “Bethel University is the perfect partner for this project. Their team already embraces a proactive security mindset and relentlessly pursues any solution to serve their mission. It shows dedication to their students and faculty that they are exploring emerging technologies in such a collaborative and visionary way.”
About Quill Security Technology
Quill Security removes barriers between people and good security by modelling physical security risk in fine detail in buildings and campuses. Risk is continuously computed, and recommendations are quantified for mitigation efficacy and ROI. Organizations can plan for security outcomes instead of experiencing security incidents.