School shootings, explosive devices, knifes and other threats. What will you do if the unthinkable happens on your school campus?
The question that must be considered is not “if” an emergency will happen in a school but rather “when”. What if you could notify everyone on your campus as well as the police within six seconds of the type and location of the emergency? Now you can with School Security First.
How does the School Security First APP Work?
With this App, any school staff member can activate one of the 7 available emergency alerts. Once the alert goes out, every person on campus who has the School Security First App, as well as the police, will be notified as to the type and location of the emergency. Knowing this information will help everyone take the necessary precautions that may save lives.
Once the authorities have defused the situation, a staff member will press the “All Clear” icon where everyone, including parents will be notified that the emergency is over. A GPS activation system built into the APP will also be turned on automatically so parents can locate their child within 5 feet of their location.
We at School Security First hope this App will never be activated. But if it does, we believe it can help save lives.
Knowing the location of the emergency decreases confusion and allows people to determine the best way to stay safe or exit safely. With School Security First, the ability to notify potential victims and the police within 6 seconds is an important feature. The difference between minutes and seconds can save lives.
School Emergency Statistics
- There is a school shooting, on average, once every eight school days. (Education Week, 2018)
- 2018 had the highest number of school shootings ever recorded, in figures going back to 1970.
- In 2017, there were 65 school shootings reported.
- 2015-2016 school year, U.S. schools reported 1,267 bomb threats, an increase of 106% compared to that same time period in 2012-2013. (Educator’s School Safety Network)