The deadline to implement a mobile alert system in Florida schools is fast approaching — August 1, 2021. As public and charter schools consider which Alyssa’s Law emergency mobile alert system to implement to safeguard their children, staff, visitors, and school communities, it’s beneficial to know Guard911 is an FDOE-approved vendor, contact number 21-959.
The company’s one-of-a-kind mobile alert app, SchoolGuard, empowers staff and immediately notifies law enforcement, getting them to a school emergency faster than any other system.
Guard911 Mobile Safety Alert Apps Include the Hero911 Network
Guard911 is the ONLY app solution with the Hero911 Network of 65,000+ law enforcement officers who are notified instantly, along with 911, when the app is activated. In active shooter incidents and emergency situations, Hero911 officers can be on-scene faster than those dispatched through 911 – something NO other service has – which is vital When Seconds Save Lives.
The Florida Legislature has allocated $6.4 million in recurring state funds to ensure every Florida public [and charter] school has this critical life-saving tool. – Florida Department of Education
Hear What Those Who Use Guard911 Say About the Service
Many Florida public and charter schools, such as Taylor, Bay Union, and Gulf Counties, see the value of Guard911 and have selected Guard911 as their solution. They appreciate its simplicity, the proven effectiveness of the technology, and how it sends instant notifications to those who require it.
Steve Hoard, Coordinator of Safety and Mental Health at Union County Schools, believes Guard911 is an excellent vendor choice by the state.
“Union County schools have relied on the powerful, proven effectiveness and simplicity of SchoolGuard for the past several years.” Hoard states, “We highly recommend other school districts in Florida implement Guard911 as well.”
Retired Chief Tony Pustizzi, who was one of the first to respond to the Parkland massacre, also commented, “Partnering with Guard911 allows us to get the message of the importance of preparedness out to more people. We need to reach as many first responders as possible to effectively eliminate a threat as soon as possible. Unfortunately, school shootings are going to happen. Law enforcement must be prepared.”
According to Detective Tony Stewart, “SchoolGuard was the first to give some control to the staff in case of emergency and speed up notification and response times. The school district chose it based on its simplicity, affordability, and most notably, the Hero911 network.”
Why Should Your School Choose Guard911?
In addition to the dedicated nationwide team of Hero911 officers, schools across America have chosen Guard911 since 2013 for many reasons.
- Guard911 is the most straightforward, easy-to-use emergency mobile alert system available.
- There is minimal effort required to get started. Schools simply call and they do the rest.
- Guard911’s expert team can have the service up and running within a couple of days.
- Mobile app AND desktop app solutions are included, with wearable and fixed panic buttons.
- The emergency alert instantly speed dials 911 and notifies the established Hero911 Network of law enforcement officers, as well as 911 call takers in proximity to the Guard911-protected property.
- A campus-wide emergency alert is instantly sent to teachers and staff for situational awareness.
- Any Guard911 protected property within 5 miles is also alerted of the threat.
- There are other one-of-a-kind, useful features with equal simplicity, such as Principal Push™ and Teacher Assist™.
- Training takes mere minutes.
Guard911 was formed by law enforcement and technology experts with a deep psychological approach to active shooter emergencies. Guard911 apps were designed with a single focus – to provide an early warning system for armed intruder tragedies and save precious seconds that can mean the difference between life and death.
Don’t Wait Until it’s Too Late — Be Empowered & Save Lives with Guard911
The expert team at Guard911 is available to answer any questions and help your school implement SchoolGuard — a one-of-a-kind mobile app that provides safety, security, and empowerment to every staff member who downloads it onto their smartphones. Help save lives and provide the safety and security our kids and school staff deserve. For more information on how your school can be protected by this mobile emergency alert system, contact the Guard911 team, [email protected], 618-973-9174.