D-Link and TCEA Announce "Secure Your Schools" IP Surveillance Grant Program

Applications Now Open for Single Qualifying School or District to Receive a D-Link IP Surveillance System

Oct 26, 2011, 12:11 ET from D-Link

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link, a leading provider of high-end networking solutions, with Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) today announced the "Secure Your Schools" Grant Program, which will award a single qualifying school or district with a complete D-Link® IP surveillance system in the 2011-2012 school year to help keep students safe on campus. Applications are now being accepted, and the winning school or district will be notified during an award ceremony at the TCEA conference Feb. 6-10, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

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"D-Link has been a long-time supporter of TCEA's mission through its participation in our events, always demonstrating its commitment to educators and students," said Lori Gracey, executive director, TCEA. "The need to secure students, staff and property in school districts is becoming more obvious and we are excited to partner with D-Link to offer this grant to a school or district in need."

The Secure Your Schools Grant is open to new or existing TCEA members that demonstrate a true need for IP-based surveillance and also have a network infrastructure in place to support the Grant hardware package. Applications can be submitted on D-Link's grant application webpage, and will be accepted now through Dec. 31. In January 2012, D-Link and TCEA representatives will review the applications and select a winning school or district, which will be announced in an awards ceremony at TCEA 2012.

The Grant provides a complete end-to-end solution including nine IP cameras (seven indoor and two outdoor), a NVR (Network Video Recorder) for surveillance footage storage, video management software and a network switch. The complete package includes:

D-Link will also host a webinar on Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time entitled, "The Economics of School Surveillance," featuring Pam Alvarez, technology director from Colorado City Independent School District, and Vance Kozik, D-Link's director of product marketing, IP Surveillance. D-Link will also provide resources such as white papers and success stories specifically for K-12 IT directors to better educate TCEA members on the benefits and important of deploying an IP Surveillance system in education environments.

"More than ever, schools and districts need to protect their assets and resources, and D-Link's IP surveillance solution is an easy-to-maintain and affordable way to ensure students and school property stay protected," said Kozik. "Partnering with TCEA to provide this Grant allows D-Link to bring another layer of support and protection to Texas schools that lack these important technology resources."

Please visit http://web.dlink.com/K12General-GrantApplication1.html for additional details about the grant and to access the application. The deadline to submit is Dec. 31.

D-Link will be showcasing its IP surveillance technology solutions at the TCEA 2012 Conference in Austin, Texas (Booth #2321).  

About D-Link
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management.  For more information visit www.dlink.com, www.dlink.ca or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).

About TCEA
The Texas Computer Education Association is the largest state organization devoted to the use of technology in education. Founded in 1980, the organization has been very active throughout supporting instructional technology. Its primary focus is on integrating technology into the PreK-12 environment and providing members with state-of-the-art information through conferences, workshops, newsletters, the Internet, and collaborations with higher education and business. TCEA is affiliated with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which provides a two-way channel of information throughout the world. For more information visit www.tcea.org, Facebook (www.facebook.com/tcea.org), and Twitter (www.twitter.com/tcea).

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