Bolstering school security solutions with acquisition
Raptor Technologies, the market leader in U.S. K-12 school security solutions, announced that it has acquired LobbyGuard Solutions, LLC, a visitor management and front office automation system provider.
“The combination with LobbyGuard is a tremendous step forward in achieving our goal of protecting every student in every school, every day” said Jim Vesterman, CEO of Raptor. “Seventy-five percent of schools use pencil and paper for visitor management, and 95% of schools use pencil and paper for emergency management. This creates a great opportunity for Raptor and LobbyGuard to offer a full line of visitor management products including self-service kiosks for the K-12 market as well as corporate and government markets. LobbyGuard and Raptor employees share a common passion for protecting students and visitors and have the resources to provide advanced, innovative solutions to customers.”
“We are excited to join Raptor and contribute to its rapid growth serving the K-12 market with its best-in-class visitor, emergency and volunteer integrated solutions,” said Kevin Allen, President of LobbyGuard. “This is a fantastic opportunity for two leaders in security solutions to join forces and help schools and businesses around the country stay safe. The combined organization will serve nearly 30,000 K-12 schools and will have a footprint in the very large commercial market. Our talented, experienced employees are looking forward to joining the Raptor team.”
LobbyGuard will operate as a division of Raptor based in its current location in Raleigh, NC. LobbyGuard President Kevin Allen will remain in his current position and all employees will continue in their current roles.
About Raptor Technologies
Raptor Technologies helps schools protect their students and staff with innovative visitor, volunteer, and emergency management solutions that instantly screen for registered sex offenders, manage custody issues, run background checks on volunteers, and aid in the preparation, response and recovery from emergencies. Since its inception, Raptor has identified and alerted officials to more than 50,000 instances of sex offenders attempting to enter Raptor-protected schools and issued more than 250,000 custody alerts. The Raptor system has also been credited with the arrests of numerous absconded sex offenders that crossed state lines. For more information, visit raptortech.com.
About LobbyGuard Solutions
LobbyGuard was one of the first companies to introduce products in the visitor management sector and was the first to offer a self-service sign-in kiosk. LobbyGuard software and products are designed to increase building security and reduce workload on front desk personnel by using the self-service convenience of kiosk and smartphone-based applications. LobbyGuard handles over 1,000,000 visitor sign-ins each week at school, corporate, government, and medical facilities worldwide. LobbyGuard is a division of Raptor Technologies. For more information, visit lobbyguard.com.