School shootings, explosive devices, suspicious person and other threats. What will you do if the unthinkable happens on your school campus?
On a school campus, the question that must be considered is not “if” an emergency might occur but rather “when”. If the unthinkable does happen, what if you could notify 911 and everyone on your campus as to the type and exact location of the emergency in under 6 seconds? 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 is activated, the police and every person on campus who has the School Security First App will be notified as to the type and exact location of the emergency and simultaneously. The App continues to work in real time so if a location changes, any personnel can update this information with just one click. Knowing this information can help everyone take the necessary precautions in order to 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 the emergency is over. A GPS activation system built into the APP automatically turns on the student's phone 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.
By knowing the exact location of the emergency, at all times, decreases confusion and allows people to determine the best way to exit safely or stay safe. With School Security First, the ability to notify 911 and potential victims within 6 seconds is an important feature. The difference between minutes and seconds will help in saving lives.
School Emergency Statistics
- There is a school shooting, on average, once every eight school days. (Education Week, 2018)
- In the first 46 weeks of 2019, there have been 45 school shootings reported, well surpassing 2018's total.
- 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)