The number of active shooters in our schools is increasing every year. The average school shooting lasts only 12.5 minutes. According to Homeland Security statistics, the average police response time is 18 minutes. The only true defense against this threat is to reduce law enforcement response time to these incidents.
How it works…
The SchoolGuard™ app technology is simple and powerful. Teachers and staff download the app to their mobile phones. In the event of an active shooting, a teacher presses the panic button provided in the app. An alert is immediately sent to the mobile phones of all federal, state and local law enforcement officers, ON and OFF duty, in close proximity to the school. The app simultaneously speed dials 911 and connects the teacher to emergency services. All other staff and teachers in the school with the app installed are also immediately alerted of the shooting, and a map of the location of the initial alert is displayed on their mobile phones. The map provides awareness to staff and teachers, which allows them to react accordingly.
A panic button in every hand…
SchoolGuard™ places a panic button in the hand of every teacher and staff member with a compatible smartphone. The SchoolGuard™ service allows for unlimited downloads per school. The app is portable, effective, and invisible to the students and costs less than a penny per student per day.
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