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Summit Area YMCA Steps Up Security, Prepares to Launch Raptor System for Check-Ins Starting June 20

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The Raptor System is connected to a comprehensive database that has been accumulating date for more than a decade and that updates on a weekly basis. Credits: facebook.com/RaptorTechnologies/Photos
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SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning for its summer session, which starts June 20, the Summit Area YMCA will require all adults over the age of 18, including volunteers, to present a form of state- or government-issued photo identification -- thus getting cleared by its new Raptor System -- before being able to enter the facility.

Once cleared, the individual will no longer need to present their state or government issued photo ID on future visits. Parents and guardians who are dropping off children in YMCA programs will also be required to be scanned, and will also be provided an access card for the duration of their participating child’s program session. 

Registration for this process began on June 6 for family members, June 7 for youth / adult members, and June 13 for community members for summer programs.

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According the Summit Area YMCA, the introduction of the Raptor system -- manufactured by Houston-based Raptor Technologies -- is in line with the YMCA's goal to provide the best service in both hospitality as well as safety, with the safety of its members, especially youth, is integral to the successful development of a strong and secure community.

Each year, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 10,000 individuals with their free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Summit, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Millburn, Springfield, Short Hills, Gillette, and Stirling.

The Raptor System's instant screening program allows Summit Area YMCA staff to better protect members and guests from unwanted visitors, namely sexual offenders. If a potential threat is identified, the Raptor system sends instant alerts to designated management staff via email and text.

Law enforcement would then be notified if necessary. More than 15,000 school and community facilities throughout the United States are protected by Raptor, a program with a comprehensive database with over a decade of accumulating data that updates on a weekly basis.

For further information, contact Terri Clinton, Summit YMCA Executive Director, at terri.clinton@thesay.org,  call 908-273-3330, ext. 1126, or visit theSAY.org

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