BluePoint Alert Solutions announced the formation of the Institute of Proactive Responsibility (IPR), a new service offering focused on helping schools, businesses, communities and local law enforcement better prepare for emergency situations.
The co-founder of OpenEyes Technology has helped to develop and implement not only the technology, but also the emergency response plans that need to be in place to successfully mitigate crisis situations like active shooters in school settings.
The STOP School Violence Act would appropriate $50 million per year for ten years to be put toward developing threat assessment systems, anonymous reporting systems, and improving security through the use of technologies and increased personnel.
We are pleased to see more schools pursuing proactive measures for school safety by installing our Rapid Emergency Response System, which is designed to improve response times by law enforcement in crisis situations like armed intruders on campus.
The competition for how resources are allocated brings about improved, more intentional decisions which necessarily benefit the organization ... but what happens when another priority trumps security in the budget?
Burlington Central School district has done a great job of focusing their attention on the protocols that will make a difference in an emergency situation. This district is taking a very proactive approach to our kids safety.
Rural schools must consider unique situations when making the decision to incorporate new technology. For example, unlike in an urban setting, first responders are not always located within a mile or two of remotely located schools.
The National Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Resource Officers published a guide to best practices for schools to consider when running active shooter and other armed assailant drills.
Most schools and facilities have an emergency-response protocol in place for situations such as an active shooter, but several factors impact whether the situation tips from an emergency scenario into being deadly.
For administrators, teachers, law enforcement and even parents, proactivity and thoughtfulness are two key things that cost nothing and can potentially lead to positive changes. Is your school or district making changes?
Michael Dorn has an extensive background in school safety and promotes a very broad view of improving safety. He challenges us to look at varied aspects of safety from building design, to bullying prevention, to security technologies.
Some schools may consider that cell phones used by teachers and students are reliable enough to notify police during an on-site incident. However, recent research into various forms of cell phone-based protocol shows us otherwise.
The BluePoint Alert system is inspired by the tried and true fire alarm system that already exists in school buildings today. Our system can get police to a school faster than a 911 call and helps rapidly alert building occupants to an incident.