Be ready for a school emergency with a mobile panic button and alert system
What is Alyssa’s Law?
Seventeen people lost their lives and 17 others were injured when an assailant opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018. Lori Alhadeff, who lost her 14-year-old daughter Alyssa that day, turned her tragic loss into action.
“Alyssa’s Law”—named after Alyssa Alhadeff—is legislation that requires public schools, including charter schools, to have silent panic alert systems that link directly to first responders and law enforcement agencies so they are instantly alerted of any emergency, can quickly get on the scene as quickly as possible, take down the threat, and triage any victims.
Where is Alyssa’s Law Being Implemented?
Already passed into law in New Jersey and Florida, Alyssa’s Law is quickly gaining traction around the U.S., becoming a crucial consideration for school districts, not only to meet state requirements, but also—and most importantly—to better protect students and staff who find themselves in emergency situations. Legislation to-date is as follows:
Mobile Panic Button Alert Systems Explained
To comply with Alyssa’s Law, a mobile panic button alert system must directly link to multiple first responder agencies, ensuring real-time coordination. The highest-quality emergency notification systems feature built-in, mobile panic buttons that enable teachers and staff to quickly and discretely alert a customizable list of district leaders, building administrators, and first responders of an emergency with a simple touch of a button from wherever they are on campus. In states like Florida, such a system is being referred to as “Alyssa’s Alert.”
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Raptor® Alert Panic Button Solution
Raptor® Alert is a mobile panic button solution and emergency notification system that expedites awareness and response to localized incidents and school- or district-wide emergency situations with the touch of a button. It is a module within the Raptor® Emergency Management suite of solutions.
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Alyssa’s Law Requirements
The Raptor solution allows any authorized user to initiate a discreet, silent alert from their mobile device or desktop by manually pressing the digital button. Alerts provide the type, location, and time of emergency and who initiated the emergency in real-time.
“We were really pleased with how well everything worked and how quickly and efficiently the Raptor app kept everyone on top of the accountability and reunification processes…Communication through the app is immediate, and the Sheriff’s Office and other first responders appreciate how well it works.”
*Alyssa’s Law requirements may vary by state
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With the Raptor® integrated school safety system, districts can exceed the requirements of Alyssa’s Law with the tools needed to fully address emergency preparedness, emergency response, and emergency recovery—all at a low cost—and with a partner solely-focused on K-12.
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