School of Rock Buford Pursues Security Measures and Property Risk Mitigation with ACG Solutions Protect Technologies

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New, Gwinnett-based franchise location for global after-school music program selects unified audio and video surveillance solution to protect students, staff and high-end studio equipment

ACG Solutions, a leading provider of state-of-the-art information technology (IT), security and telecommunications solutions, today announced that School of Rock Buford (School of Rock), among the newest franchise locations for the global after-school music program, has successfully adopted components of the company’s protect solutions.

Like many schools across the country, School of Rock regards the safety of its students and staff a top priority. Because School of Rock’s curriculum combines private instructor/student lessons with group band practices, protecting student and staff from harm and liability exposure was identified as a strategic imperative. Management also sought security measures to protect high-end instruments mixing boards, and other studio recording equipment from theft and/or vandalism.

“Our strategic imperative is to create a safe place for kids to learn, develop friendships with other kids who are into music, and carve out a niche for themselves by tapping into natural and learned talent,” said Neal Weaver, Owner/Principal, School of Rock Buford.

“The technology solutions ACG recommended became the drivers to achieve our security measure priorities while creating a positive learning environment, which is our ultimate goal.”

After a consultation on business needs, ACG Solutions architected a unified camera system with built in microphones in School of Rock’s private studios. Now administrators can monitor or replay all conversations and activities in the studios. The camera system also provides the additional benefit of providing an additional channel to grade and evaluate instructors on teaching quality. The personalized consultation also supported School of Rock in obtaining a better phone system contract and an upgraded internet speed for its computer network. All the recommended technology is scalable to support future expansion as School of Rock’s business grows.

“We are pleased to support School of Rock Buford to address its protection imperative,” said Laura Faught, president and COO, ACG Solutions. “Our company brings to bear not only the latest and best technology solutions, but also in-depth product knowledge with installation expertise to create a single point of accountability. That helps our customers achieve faster and better results so they can place primary focus on their core business.”

About School of Rock Buford

School of Rock Buford offers music education programs for children (typically ages 5- to 8-years old) to learn playing rock-based instruments – with the ultimate goal of joining a band. With a grand opening planned for Saturday, Sept. 22nd, School of Rock Buford is among the newest franchise locations for this for-profit educational company and is becoming the largest after-school music program in the United States. For more information visit ( ).

About School of Rock

With over 210 locations worldwide, School of Rock is the world's premier music education program, offering classes for ages 3 and up using the “song first” method to get students excited about playing music. In addition to weekly private lessons, students enrolled in the School of Rock Performance Program rehearse every week to prepare for their seasonal concerts at real rock venues! In the past year alone, School of Rock has performed at some of the most prestigious stages in Los Angeles including The Troubadour, The Whisky A Go Go, and The Roxy. For more information, please visit

About ACG Solutions

ACG Solutions serves all industries with a complete portfolio of information technology, security and telecommunications solutions for powering the intelligent building™.
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