The technology will allow staff and faculty to communicate during an emergency as well as respond to reports from students about mental health issues or school threats.
There is little debate as to whether the introduction of new emergency communications technologies have changed the industry for the better.
The University of Oklahoma has a history of evolving alongside technology.
Information is key during a campus emergency. Injuries and damages from events, such as active shooters, fires, chemical spills and severe weather, can soar if a campus lacks a proper emergency notification system (ENS).
Not all campus environments are created equal and neither are the threats they face.
The app, Covert Alert, uses voice-activated phrases to send the user’s exact location to five contacts and begins a live audio recording of what’s going on around you.
The university cleared its campus after receiving a bomb and coordinated armed threat Tuesday.
North Carolina students and parents were suppose to have access to an app this school year that would allow them to anonymously report tips on potential school dangers. However, the state superintendent said it has been delayed.
Detroit schools have been faced with similar security issues as other schools nationwide. In the 2010-11 school year, a technology push was put in place, particularly at the high school level.
DeSoto Parish School System is rolling out Edulog, a mobile app that lets users view bus routes and set up custom alerts for when a bus is leaving campus or arriving near a home.