Guard911 – Alyssa’s Law Emergency Mobile Alert System Deadline is Fast Approaching
The deadline for all Florida public and charter schools to choose their Alyssa’s Law emergency mobile alert system is August 1, 2021 – less than a month away.
“The Florida Legislature has allocated $6.4 million in recurring state funds to ensure every Florida public [and charter] school has this critical life-saving tool.”
Florida Department of Education
There’s No Better Solution “When Seconds Save Lives”
Are you looking for a panic button solution that fulfills Alyssa’s Law requirements? You are in the right place! SchoolGuard® offers a life-saving mobile app that is easy to implement and even easier to use.
In the event of an active shooter or any type of emergency, with the touch of a smartphone screen, 911 is immediately notified and law enforcement is on the way.
In fact, SchoolGuard goes beyond what any other panic button can do. It offers the ONLY federally approved, FREE app for our Hero911 Network of over 60,000 federal, state, and local officers who can be at your school fast when the SchoolGuard alarm is pushed. There is no better solution When Seconds Save Lives.
Guard911 Awarded State of Florida Department of Education Contract
Photo courtesy of makeourschoolssafe.org
Guard911 will work with additional Florida school districts to protect against active shooter situations.
“We are honored to be awarded a contract to work with the Department of Education to safeguard additional schools in Florida against senseless acts of violence. SchoolGuard is already operable in several Florida schools and we look forward to expanding our reach in our mission to protect more statewide … as seconds save lives.”
Nate McVicker, President and Founder
What is Alyssa’s Law?
Alyssa’s Law, named after Alyssa Alhadeff who was massacred in the Parkland, Florida school shooting, is critical legislation that addresses the issue of law enforcement notification and response times when a life-threatening school emergency occurs, because “time equals life.”
The law calls for the installation of panic alarms in schools that are directly linked to law enforcement, so in any emergency, law enforcement will be notified faster and be on the scene as quickly as possible, take down the threat, and triage any victims. Reduced notification time + reduced response time = lives saved. When Seconds Save Lives®
For over three years, Bay County Schools have relied on safeguarding their school district with the SchoolGuard service offered by Guard911 and I remain a strong advocate to this service.
SHERIFF OF BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOMMY FORD
Union County schools have relied on the powerful, proven effective and simplicity of SchoolGuard for the past several years. We highly recommend other school districts in Florida to implement the Guard911 serve as well.
COORDINATOR OF SAFETY AND MENTAL HEALTH AT UNION COUNTY SCHOOLS, FLORIDA, STEVE HOARD
For staff to have immediate access to other adults during a crisis or situation is very important, and SchoolGuard offers that. It is valuable for our peace of mind, but more importantly, we understand the threat of school shootings is real, and we’ve witnessed in other emergencies how critical immediate action can be.
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, GEORGIA
SchoolGuard is very applicable to the reality of our world and works well for faster emergency notification and response.
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, DR. K. HANCOCK
We’re believers in SchoolGuard. We hope to never have to use it for an active assailant situation, but we do use it for our drills and other emergencies, and we know it works.
ASSISTANT SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT, MISSOURI
We like that it’s usable on any smartphone and very simple to operate – even in panic situations. It isn’t complicated with a bunch of bells and whistles that we don’t need, which is helpful in an emergency – it’s not always easy to think straight in stressful situations.
ASST. SUPERINTENDENT, DR. TODD CULBERTSON
How SchoolGuard Works
With a single touch of a smartphone screen, the mobile panic button app immediately and simultaneously:
- Speed-dials 911 for the “activator” to report the emergency.
- Sends a campus-wide alert to all users while activator waits to speak to 911.
- Alerts properties in a 5-mile radius. Organizations that are also protected with Guard911 are notified for situational awareness.
- Officers in the Hero911 network are instantly notified. This feature is exclusive to Guard911 panic button products.
Why Choose SchoolGuard?
Alyssa’s Law has been passed in New Jersey and Florida; it has been introduced in New York and Nebraska, and may soon become law in every state. SchoolGuard, a proven, easy-to-use panic button mobile app fulfills every one of the law’s requirements and more. Whether you are in one of the Alyssa’s Law states or any school district in America, you don’t have to wait for a law to protect your children at school – you can implement SchoolGuard at any time.
The Guard911 team is here to assist you, “When Seconds Save Lives.” Contact us through the form below for a no-obligation conversation and we will get back with you very soon. Thank you.