TDD Donates Public Health Technology to Clark Atlanta University


Atlanta, GA, March 2, 2021—TDD, a leader in the integration and deployment of smart technology for public safety and health, announced its donation of a new public health and safety solution station to the campus of Clark Atlanta University (CAU).

The SafePass IDS is a breakthrough purifying sanitation system providing touch-less, intelligent technology. The system was recently installed in Brawley Hall on the campus as additional support to Clark Atlanta’s current COVID-19 precautions and protocols. SafePass IDS provides 24/7 protection and high efficacy against bacteria and mold remediation, safely sanitizing individuals in a single solution.

Users of the CAU campus system touted its ease of use to include its accurate temperature readings that the user can easily see. The system allows students to keep their distance while obtaining the reading.  Additionally, a standalone temperature check station has been installed in the campus student center.

“We would like to thank both TDD for their generous donation and Lisa Wilson, Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs at Clark Atlanta for bringing the opportunity to our institution,” said Sam D. Burston, Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer at CAU. “The installation of this breakthrough technology has afforded us with a positive impact that will help in our efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus on our campus community.”

“A key mission of the University is to provide leadership in technology transfer and to collaborate in the development and implementation of operational advances,” said Lisa Wilson. “This donation represents an important step not only for pandemic mitigation, but for forming partnerships in the science and technology arena that support the leadership and betterment of our University community.”  

Until vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 take hold across the country and globally, mitigating against the spread of infection is crucial to public health everywhere. Even as initiatives are underway for the reopening of activities, creating safe environments for everyone stands as a most critical factor, and institutions of higher learning are no exception. 

“Coming together while staying safe is what we must do to ensure our society continues to progress and thrive as much as possible during these trying times,” said Robert LeGrande, Founder and CEO of TDD. “Deploying smart technologies such as SafePass IDS is our way of giving back to the CAU community and working towards creating a safer face-to-face experience,” LeGrande added.

CAU is an accredited university with a rich history of academic excellence. For more than 150 years this stalwart institution has cultivated and nourished the minds and spirit of some of the nation’s leading citizens. “As a CAU graduate, I am honored to support my alma mater as it continues, during this pandemic, its distinguished tradition of excellence in education,” LeGrande noted. 

“Working closely with the students, faculty, and staff from CAU,” said SafePass IDS CEO, Donald Toatley, “they were really looking for a system that was not only easy to use, but also provided benefits like accurate temperature readings easily and safely.”


About Clark Atlanta University (CAU)

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is a private, research-intensive, liberal arts institution, offering 38 areas of study at bachelor’s, master’s, specialists, and doctoral levels. Established in 1988 by the historic consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), CAU continues a 155-year legacy rooted in the African-American tradition and focused on the future. Through global innovation, transformative educational experiences, and high-value engagement, CAU cultivates lifted lives that transform the world. Visit to learn more about Clark Atlanta University.  

About The Digital Decision (TDD)

Founded in 2007, TDD integrates and delivers a range of services that support and safeguard communities using digital services that take advantage of existing infrastructure and the Internet of Things (IoT). TDD designs, builds, installs, and maintains smart technology that seamlessly integrates into existing local infrastructure to improve residents’ access to online services while making it easier to secure communities.


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