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Hawkeye secures St Ann school

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill
Trisha Ann Jordan (left), a parent of Northview Christian Preparatory School joined the school’s chairman Reverend Carlton Mullings (right) and principal Britton Blackwell (centre), to discuss security concerns at the school with Hawkeye executives (from second left), Michael Elliot, Mark Powell and Twitty-Ann Thomas.
Students of Northview Christian Prep listen attentively to a presentation about security by the team from Hawkeye led by Twitty-Ann Thomas (centre), general manager of Group Sales, Marketing and Client Care of Hawkeye. Also pictured from left are: Mark Powell, Michael Elliot, Selvin Johnson and Layton Anderson.
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Students and staff at Northview Christian Preparatory School in St Ann's Bay now have a greater sense of security. This relief comes as Hawkeye, one of Jamaica's largest electronic security companies, has taken the school under its wings, rescuing it from a number of break-ins and thefts. The most recent incident resulted in damage to the premises and theft of equipment, costing the school more than $150,000.

Hawkeye has installed a state-of-the-art electronic security system, complemented by a 24-hour monitoring service. In the event of an attempted break -in, an alert will be raised at Hawkeye's control centre and a team will be dispatched to the school to investigate and apprehend any perpetrators. Hawkeye has also donated money to help offset the costs of replacing the doors and grills that were damaged in the last robbery incident.

"This is a great boost for Northview Prep as we can now have the peace of mind that our school is safe and secure. Our limited financial resources make it challenging to recover from the theft, so we welcome Hawkeye's contribution and thank them for unhesitatingly coming to our rescue," said Reverend Carlton Mullings, chairman of the school board.

He indicated that with Hawkeye's protection the school community can have less fear about the threat of criminal activity on their school.

"It is important to the team at Hawkeye that we secure what matters most," said Twitty-Ann Thomas, general manager - Group Sales, Marketing and Client Care of Hawkeye.

"Having the confidence that their school is safe and secure enables the students, teachers and administrative staff at North View Prep to focus on teaching and learning," Thomas added.

Communities across Jamaica have benefited from the services and security solutions that Hawkeye has provided for more than 25 years. The company is known for innovations in electronic security solutions such as its HD video surveillance, burglar alarm system and web based vehicle-tracking service - HawkTracker.

keisha.hill@gleanerjm.com