We regularly make financial and in-kind gifts to organizations who perform good works.
Perhaps the highest-leverage use of our charitable dollar belongs to the United Front Against River Blindness (UFAR).
This NGO is currently delivering river blindness treatment to tens of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo — for about ten cents a dose. This Nobel prize-winning pharmacological treatment is now preventing many Congolese from going blind, thanks to the efforts of UFAR and pharmaceutical giant Merck.
UFAR held their annual fundraiser last week, and Secuni was pleased to make a donation to UFAR.
For Immediate Release: October 23, 2023
Secuni Supports Eradication of River Blindness with Charitable Support to Leading NGO
Edison NJ — Secuni, a security technology integrator and services company, announced that it has made a donation to the United Front Against River Blindness (UFAR). The company’s support at the UFAR Champion level allowed 10 undergraduate students to attend UFAR’s 13th annual Soiree Saturday benefit on October 21st at the Marriot Forrestal Hotel in Princeton, NJ.
UFAR is a non-profit organization dedicated to combating five priority Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), including river blindness, that affect millions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The organization was founded by Dr. Daniel Shungu, a renowned medical researcher and humanitarian.
The event’s keynote speaker and honoree was Mr. William I. Campbell, Chairman Emeritus of The END Fund. Mr. Cambell pointed out that eradicating these diseases is one of the lowest cost ways to make a large impact on the human condition. Mr. Cambell singled out UFAR as being in the most effective tier of NGOs because UFAR treats individuals against river blindness (Onchocerciasis) for about 10 cents a dose.
“It was an inspirational event,” said Barton Kartoz, General Manager of Secuni, “and one must commend UFAR and The END fund for their collective efforts to alleaviate the suffering of millions through low-cost pharmceutical interventions.”
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On August 10, 2023, our company began operating publicly as Secuni.
We have selected the new name to reflect our steady expansion beyond security technology integration, to include managed services and the unification of systems that solve a company’s security, safety, and operational requirements.
Our company turned 24 this year.
And like a college graduate with some real-world experience, we’ve got a fairly developed sense of how we work with others and make decisions.
It’s common for large companies with multiple facilities in the US (and overseas) to have a fragmented set of security systems at all those sites. You might have several kinds of video surveillance solutions running at the same time, and access control systems that don’t talk to each other or your HR database.
This is part of our series on how a managed services team helps your system deliver the required level of corporate safety and security.
(If you’re new to this series, a third-party “managed services team” is a remote set of security experts who assume responsibility for your security system’s day-to-day operation. Here’s our team.)
Today, we’ll focus on how they help deliver a high level of system uptime.
We firmly believe in the long-term value of using open-architecture security hardware and software. In other words, fundamentally extensible components that can easily integrate together.
In contrast, some security product lines lock users into a proprietary platform. This may meet your requirements and save capital expenditure in the first few years, but at the cost of higher operating expense and narrowed future choices.
Systems based on open architecture can accommodate new innovations faster, easier, and at lower cost.
Our small teams approach works because Secuni employees tend to stay with us for a long time.
We speak particularly plainly about two matters.
The advantages of open-architecture solutions, as compared to more closed platforms which lock you in. We have seen enough situations where client requirements evolve over time and users discover that the closed platform(s) do not readily rise to the new needs, and that the cost or complexity of deployment is actually prohibitive.
Here’s the sequence of people you might meet when you hire a typical security technology integrator.