This is an AArete Higher Education Insight
A Higher-Ed client approached AArete to assess their campus security partner. The campus was in a high-crime region. The client partnered with AArete to execute a security strategy that included vendor partnerships, camera installations, and Clery Act requirements. AArete aligned with the Universities public safety unit to ensure the execution aligned with leadership expectations.
AArete combined a data-centric approach, evaluating crime statistics with industry best practices for security services from peer universities, to establish a go-forward operating model that would meet the client’s goals. These goals included: student safety, general public safety, minimizing cost impact, and more.
AArete was able to yield both financial and qualitative value through the establishment of an improved security program. This included a reduction of $1.1M in spend, while optimizing the locations of guards, cameras, and reporting processes.
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