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16 Sep

School Emergency Preparedness

Execute your Emergency Procedures at the CLICK, or PRESS of a button.

Keeping School Safe:
Summer is quickly winding down and students are back in the classroom, making school security our top priority. We are often asked to share best practices, and common applications of our software. I have compiled a short list of these applications below. 

Active Shooter:  The diagram above outlines the types of configurable notifications that Vigilance Software can send out, while simultaneously taking control over existing access control, security, life safety, and communication technologies, increasing the speed in which authorities are notified and control over the situation is established.

Bomb Threat: Throughout the year most schools are faced with periodic bomb threats causing temporary evacuation, or even closure. Vigilance Software can be configured to immediately place the facility into lock down, and notify appropriate personnel through various communication methods increasing response time. 

Medical Assistance: Vigilance Software can be configured to allow teachers to request timely assistance from the school nurse. More serious concerns or injuries can be escalated allowing the alert to be sent offsite requesting transport from local paramedics.

Student Fight: School fights are on the rise and becoming increasingly violent. When a confrontation ignites, Vigilance Software can alert your response teams including your School Resource Officer of the event.  As with all of our alerts everything is documented in accessible history logs for quick review.

Local Witness:  Through the use of area programming, system users can request assistance from near by coworkers. When a conversation with a parent, student, or colleague is escalating, it is nice to call for a local witness to drop in on the conversation avoiding "he said, she said" conflicts.   

Systems Monitoring: Vigilance Software is commonly used to monitor building systems such as boiler alarms, generator failures, high/low temperature conditions, and other critical system alerts. Receiving this information quickly helps reduce down time, and minimizes damages experienced by critical systems failures.