As schools continue to look for ways to reduce risk and provide safe learning environments for students and staff, personalized safety solutions will become an important tool to aid their efforts. Capitol Electronics is committed to helping schools become safer for all. Wearable personal panic badges that integrate with mass notification systems are making it easier than ever to alert school safety teams that a problem has arisen on a school campus.

With one-touch activation, teachers and staff can send an instant notification of request for assistance. Customizable as to who receives alerting, including authorities. School resource officers, administrators, or other relevant safety personnel will receive an alert that includes information about who triggered the message along with their exact location. This helps minimize delays, ensuring a response is deployed quickly to mitigate potential issues.

Schools should also be aware that these tools can help fulfill the requirements put forth in new legislation being enacted across the country. As described by Make Our Schools Safe, Alyssa’s Law “…is critical legislation addressing the issue of law enforcement response time when a life-threatening emergency occurs because time equals life. The law calls for the installation of silent panic alarms that are directly linked to law enforcement, so in case of any emergency they will get on the scene as quickly as possible, take down a threat and triage any victims.” New Jersey and Florida have already passed versions of Alyssa’s Law, with New York, Texas, Arizona, and Nebraska considering similar legislation. It has also been proposed at the federal level.

The wearable personal panic badges connect to a mass notification system for internal alerting can also be used to directly alert first responders. They can receive the same information as internal teams to know an incident has taken place, where it is happening, and who is requesting help. This can help better coordinate efforts between first responders and in-school safety teams, minimizing confusion and getting assistance to those who need it as fast as possible.

Wearable personal panic badges provide the fastest notification available and integrates with a mass notification system with the capability to monitor doorsdetect gunshot, and provide active shooter solutions.

Capitol Electronics is committed to helping schools become safer for all.