The Problem

Over 20 million people are enrolled in an American college or university. Campuses across the nation serve as hubs of learning, innovation, and growth. For some, campus is home. For others, it is a destination as intellectuals and professionals travel for conferences and lectures, students gather for informational sessions and tours, and children meet for sports camps and summer programs. The openness and accessibility of college life makes our educational institutions a mainstay in their communities. It also makes our universities along with their students, faculty, staff, and guests vulnerable to physical security threats.

The American university system has suffered some of the greatest tragedies in our country’s history as a result of school shootings and on-campus violence. In an instant, centers of community and creativity can be thrust into chaos by the actions of a single person.

Additionally, every summer thousands of children are entrusted to the care of coaches, athletes, students, professors, instructors, and volunteers, participating in college camps and summer programs throughout the country. Many of these individuals have not been thoroughly vetted in advance, ensuring a clear criminal offender record. This leaves our children and our universities vulnerable to great harm.

The Solution

Through its suite of physical security risk identification databases, Lumina provides actionable intelligence to colleges and universities to mitigate threats to physical security. Customers can pinpoint physical risk created by faculty, staff, students, volunteers, or any other individual with nexus to your college or university.


Lumina provides screening services for individuals with nexus to domestic violence and international violent crime through its unique and proprietary Security Database. This database identifies individuals and entities affiliated with, engaged with, or otherwise connected to violent actors. This database is utilized to service many of Lumina’s corporate clients as well as the intelligence community. Screen your faculty, staff, students, and volunteers for early identification of individuals, who may intend to harm your personnel or facilities. For more information, please contact us directly at 866.599.0404 or to learn more about this proprietary database and possible uses.


Lumina’s Sexual Offenders (“SOFF”) database provides sexual offender screening services for the identification of sexual predators among your network. The database is updated continuously and in real time, ensuring optimal physical security risk mitigation. It includes sexual offender data for all fifty states as well as all U.S. territories and Native American tribes. Lumina SOFF intelligence can be used to identify and eliminate risk among your workforce, students, and volunteer populations.



The Security Database includes predictive data and analytics for violent criminals and their networks on a global scale. The Sexual Offender Database includes sexual offender registries for all 50 states as well as all U.S. territories and Native American tribes, ensuring full domestic coverage.


The Sexual Offender Database and the Security Database are updated continuously, ensuring the best possible risk mitigation.


Security reports highlight individuals with a history of violent activity as well as those engaged in activity indicative of criminal intent. Lumina Sexual Offender Reports and Security Reports provide detailed profiles of individuals identified as true matches on each physical security risk identification database. Sexual Offender reports draw special attention to individuals identified as repeat offenders.


Protect your sensitive data. Lumina asks that you simply provide the names of individuals and entities within your network. Our machine learning algorithms will not only check for the names submitted, but will further screen for nicknames and other possible name variations. Our Artificial Intelligence and trained Intelligence Analysts execute efficient physical risk identification without the need for social security numbers, addresses, or other sensitive data points.


Run your physical risk assessment against all states, territories, and tribes within the Sexual Offender and Security Databases, or scale your selection up or down depending on your organization’s needs and operations. It is a quick and simple process.


All Lumina reports are drafted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).


All Lumina reports and correlation results will be archived on your secure Lumina24/7 client portal. Our data dashboards and reports allow for easy risk monitoring and provide you with actionable intelligence for enhanced company-wide security. Lumina24/7 is a fully auditable platform that tracks every step of analysis from the moment a name enters the system.


Lumina can run names through its physical security databases on an ongoing basis, ensuring no risk goes unnoticed. Lumina will issue real time alerts as risk is identified. Alternatively, you can choose to run physical security risk assessments annually, quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily, or with even greater frequency, depending on your preference or need.


Lumina’s machine learning algorithms and trained intelligence analysts eliminate false positives without the need for further information from clients. Once names are correlated against our databases, you will receive a robust intelligence report with detailed profiles of individuals and entities identified as true matches within the physical security risk identification databases.

Ensure Security Throughout Your Community

With Lumina’s Physical Security Solutions for Colleges and Universities, you will have the protection you need to ensure your faculty, staff, students, guests, and facilities are safe. You will receive immediate alerts as risk is identified, enabling fast action and targeted risk mitigation. Our predictive analytics will further ensure preparedness across campus for flagged physical security threats. Contact us today to see how Lumina can service your Physical Security needs.

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Still Not Sure?

Here’s what our clients have to say about Lumina’s Physical Security Solutions for Colleges and Universities

“Before Lumina, we had a very weak process for vetting volunteers working our summer programs. It was a huge area of concern for us. With Lumina SOFF intelligence, we feel confident that our campers and summer program attendees are in good hands.”

Head of Summer Programming, State University

“The security of our faculty, staff, and students is always top of mind. With Lumina, we’re taking a more proactive approach to ensuring the safety of our community.”

Director of Security, Liberal Arts College