As Florida schools take steps to meet the requirements of Alyssa’s Alert in time for the upcoming academic year, many are turning to the CENTEGIX CrisisAlert safety solution, which was recommended by the Florida Department of Education in February. Alyssa’s Law, named in honor of Parkland shooting victim Alyssa Alhadeff, requires Florida public and charter schools to have a panic system that can be activated via mobile device.
While the digital divide has long been a problem for educators, the pandemic brought the issue to the forefront as schools began implementing distance learning models.
One of the biggest challenges for any campus is providing a safe environment for students to live and learn.
When it comes to how to best protect students, it’s common for people focus on increasing building security and safety. However, people often don’t realize the very real threat of medical emergencies that occur in schools.
On Friday, May 14, the Department of Homeland Security released a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin suggesting that as pandemic-related restrictions begin to ease, violent extremist groups may take the opportunity to strike.
Galaxy Next Generation, Inc., a provider of interactive learning technology solutions, has launched G2 Visual Alerts, a feature that enables users to send a message—both text and image—to any device in a school district.
Last week, a communication error on the campus of Ohio State University at Newark in Newark, Ohio, led to a student and a research staff member seeing guns pointed in their direction—unaware that they were in the middle of a scheduled police training exercise and that the weapons were fake.
The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, has launched a new campus safety website to help students keep track of news and relevant campus resources.
Singlewire Software has teamed up with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. to provide integration between Zoom Phone and InformaCast mass notification software. Zoom Phone customers will now be able to trigger and receive mass notifications using InformaCast to stay informed about crisis events that may impact their well-being.
Mobile technology in access control applications is a growing trend and schools and integrators are well-positioned to take advantage of its benefits.