When an armed intruder is in your school
If you are a teacher or administrator in a school, you are always on the lookout for danger. Your chief concern is the safety of all students and faculty in your school. What will you do if an armed intruder enters your school? Do you have a plan, not just for student safety, but for notifying law enforcement immediately? How can you get help most quickly? Do you have a simple way for teachers or other staff to inform the rest of your staff that there is a life-threatening emergency in your school building?
The SchoolGuard® Active Shooter App immediately notifies law enforcement and all members of your school faculty and staff when there is an emergency in your school facility. With the simple use of a mobile phone or desktop, everyone is aware of the situation and can act quickly to save lives and prevent injury.
As reported by FBI statistics on active shooter events, the need for solutions in our schools is urgent. School faculty and staff need effective ways to communicate with each other and immediate access to law enforcement in an emergency situation.
How do I use the SchoolGuard® Active Shooter App?
Guard911’s SchoolGuard® is a simple app added to your mobile device or desktop. It can be added for all necessary users in your school and facility. The app is tied to your specific school facility, allowing all members of your school community to be in one network.
In the event of a life-threatening emergency in your school, any faculty or staff member can act quickly and speedily by simply reaching for a mobile device or using a desktop app.
On a mobile phone or tablet, the reporting adult chooses to “Report Armed Intruder” and Call 911. The app then presents a touchscreen slider verification to prevent any instances of pocket dialing. Once the user verifies the threat with the slider, 911 is called immediately. While the reporting adult is waiting to speak with 911, all staff members are alerted as well as all other protected Guard911 properties within 5 miles. At the same time, all law-enforcement in close proximity to the threatened location are alerted for instant notification.
On a desktop, the reporting adult taps the button “Report Armed Intruder.” As a safety precaution, the app will ask “Are you sure?” When the reporting adult taps “Yes,” all members of the network for that school facility are informed of the presence of an active shooter. Law enforcement in the area are also immediately informed so that they can quickly arrive at the facility to provide life-saving help.
How is law enforcement contacted?
Law enforcement in the area are notified via the Hero911 network, which is an established network of federal, state & local officers. These law enforcement officers who have volunteered to be part of our network are notified of the active intruder emergency and can report quickly to the scene to provide life-saving assistance as needed. All members of the Hero911 network can see the location where the emergency was reported on a map displayed within the app.
Why do school faculty and staff want the SchoolGuard® Active Shooter App?
The SchoolGuard® Active Shooter App app is part of a secure safety plan for any school. It is available for any staff member on a mobile phone and is at their fingertips immediately. Every school employee hopes they never need to report any emergency, but Guard911 gives them confidence and freedom. If there is an armed intruder, they have a panic button literally in their pockets.
The proven effectiveness and simplicity of Guard911’s app provides a simple and effective tool for all schools to expedite response time during an emergency. Doesn’t your school want this assurance and reliability? Give your school faculty and staff confidence that they can call for help from law enforcement immediately in the event of an emergency with Guard911..Empower your school staff with Guard911.