CENTEGIX CrisisAlert incident alert solution now provides school districts more options as they seek to meet the requirements of Alyssa’s Law.
Alyssa’s Law, named after Parkland shooting victim Alyssa Alhadeff, requires public schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement during an emergency.
It was adopted by the state of New Jersey in 2019 and the state of Florida in 2020. In New York and Nebraska, versions of the law have been submitted to the legislature.
The CrisisAlert solution sends instant communication with the simple push of a button through visual cues and audio integration, enabling rapid response to any incident or crisis, says the company. Campus-wide alerts communicate emergency information using colored strobe lights, desktop alerts and intercom integration.
Now, the CrisisAlert badge can integrate with both CENTEGIX’s mobile app and other mobile panic applications, allowing districts to leverage existing solutions, according to the company.
“We have heard from districts about the challenges of relying on app-only mobile panic button solutions — from low user adoption rates to the multiple steps needed to access an app,” said CENTEGIX CEO Matthew Stevens.
“We created other options and an upgraded path so more districts can take advantage of the best solution and improve their safety plans on a timeline that works for them.”
CrisisAlert is said to also offer enhancement options such as a redundant, secure network, audio and visual notifications for campus-wide alerts, and integrations to video, two-way radio, and other security systems.
CrisisAlert is used at more than 700 schools across the country with 160,000 devices deployed to protect more than a million students and staff. The two largest school districts in Florida — Hillsborough County Public Schools and Martin County Schools — use the solution.
For more about CrisisAlert, visit centegix.com/education or watch the video above.
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