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Texas Silent Panic Alert Technology – Alyssa’s Law

Effective May 5, 2023, Alyssa’s Law (SB 838/HB 669) was passed in Texas. This bill requires school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to provide silent panic alert technology in classrooms beginning with the 2025-2026 school year. The technology must allow for immediate contact with district or school emergency services and agencies, law enforcement agencies, health departments, and fire departments.

Texas HB3

Texas HB3 aims to enhance school safety and security in schools throughout the state, and it will go into effect on September 1, 2023. The legislation provides $15,000 per campus for school safety and security improvements, which includes panic alert technology. The language of the bill is intentionally technology-agnostic, indicating that technology that is eligible for funding can include solutions such as silent panic alert devices, two-way radios, or wireless Internet booster equipment. This includes software-based panic alert solutions and has been confirmed by the TEA. Read our blog to learn more about Texas HB3.

TX HB3 - Texas Silent Panic Alert Technology
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Protect Life and Respond to Emergencies

At the center of the Raptor Emergency Management Suite is Raptor Alert. Raptor Alert is a silent panic alert system that works on the devices your schools use every day. Raptor Alert expedites and streamlines emergency response by allowing users to initiate an emergency directly through 911 and provide critical information to first responders, law enforcement, and campus personnel.

Raptor is Fully Integrated With the SRP and SRM From The "I Love U Guys" Foundation

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation, a well-known school safety organization, has an extensive set of emergency response protocols, including the Standard Response Protocol® (SRP) and the Standard Reunification Method™ (SRM). As a mission partner, Raptor is fully aligned with these protocols and officially licensed by the Foundation to include them in our Emergency Management software.

When using Raptor® Emergency Management, you can be confident that everyone is following these protocols and speaking the same language during any emergency.

Easy-to-Use Mobile Panic Alert Application

Now Able to Connect Multiple Safety Technologies via the Raptor® Connect Integration Platform

Multiple Ways to Alert: Alertus Wearable Panic Button

The Alertus Wearable Panic Button seamlessly integrates with the Raptor® Alert app, providing staff with a discreet one-click option for emergency assistance. Utilizing the school’s Wi-Fi infrastructure, it enables quick alert initiation during critical situations, ensuring a prompt response.


During emergencies, users can activate Raptor Alert by pressing the Alertus Wearable Panic Button.

All the Benefits
of Raptor Alert

Once an alert is initiated, users can utilize real-time group messaging and data sharing through their Raptor Alert app.


The compact and lightweight design makes the panic button easy to adopt and can be a solution for substitute teachers who may not have access to Raptor Alert.


Rechargeable battery lasts for months and includes a test button to confirm functionality

Integrate with Existing Safety Infrastructure

Configure your wearable panic buttons to initiate a one-step activation of existing mass notification solutions through Raptor Connect, like strobe lights, intercoms, or alarms.

Directly Integrates With 911

When time equals life, every second of clear communication can make all the difference. That is why Raptor Alert supports standard E911 services, is RapidSOS Ready™, and is fully compatible with all standard Public Safety Answering Points and emergency calling infrastructure.

Raptor automatically shares caller information with 911 dispatchers, including caller name, callback number, precise location—down to which building they are in—school name and address, and type of emergency.

Our Software Was Built to Help Schools Manage Every Stage of Safety

From approving all entrants, managing volunteers, and confidently responding to any emergency, you can address every aspect of your school’s safety—all in one, user-friendly integrated suite.  

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Available Funding

The state of Texas has allocated funds for implementing school safety requirements. The following programs include purchasing silent panic alert technology.

Safety and Facilities Enhancement (SAFE) Grant

Deadline to submit the Cycle 2 funding application: May 28, 2024

Cycle 2 will provide $275,024,497 (in addition to the $800M from Cycle 1) for LEAs to certify compliance with the adopted school safety standards applicable to Chapter 61, Sub-chapter CC, 61.031 of Commissioner’s Rules. LEAs that are already in compliance will be able to utilize grant funds for other security measures such as active shooter/emergency response training, threat reporting systems; prevention, identification, and management of emergencies and threats; and more.

The deadline to apply for Cycle 1 was January 8, 2024, and the grant period ends July 2025. Allowable expenses for Cycle 1 include silent panic alert technology, maintenance/service contracts for these systems, comprehensive school safety software systems if the silent panic alert technology is the main component, and more.

School Safety Standards Formula Grant

Totaling $400 million, the 2022-2025 School Safety Standards Formula Grant provides funds for LEAs to meet the new school safety standards and other security related costs. The purpose of this project is to first allow LEAs to implement the new safety standards applicable to Chapter 61, Sub-chapter CC, 61.031 of Commissioner’s Rules.

A sample application can be found here.

How schools can use these funds

Initially, grant funds may only be expended to meet minimum compliance to implement the new safety standards, which includes Silent Panic Alert Technology.

Minimum Compliance Allowable Expenses Raptor Compliance
Purchase and installation of silent panic alert technology. Raptor Alert silent panic alert technology enables teachers and staff to quickly initiate a response to an emergency from any hard-wired, cellular, or wireless device. Users can initiate an alert directly through 911 and provide critical information to first responders, law enforcement, and campus personnel. Includes a real-time group messaging feature for all users.
Either solely or in combination with other funds, to purchase comprehensive school safety software systems that include, but not limited to, visitor screening, safety drills, response to emergencies, and reunification but only if the silent panic alert technology is a primary component of the comprehensive system. The Raptor School Safety Suite ties together the critical aspects of safety throughout your campus, from prevention through recovery, in a cohesive, easy-to-use software suite. The comprehensive system includes: Raptor Visitor Management, Raptor Drill Manager, Raptor Alert, Raptor Reunification .
After a LEA certifies they meet minimal compliance with the school safety standards rule, other allowable items include school safety and security training and planning.
Other Allowable Items Raptor Compliance
School safety and security training and planning, including active shooter and emergency response training. The Raptor Compliance & Success Program provides a series of highly intentional professional services for the successful implementation, adoption and usage of Raptor Emergency Management products throughout your district.
School safety and security training and planning, including the prevention, identification, and management of emergencies and threats, using evidence-based, effective prevention practices. Raptor StudentSafe brings together the systems that help schools recognize, document, support and manage the wellbeing of individual students. The intuitive and robust platform includes safeguarding and behavioral threat assessment (BTA) methodologies which are proven to help schools recognize a student in need of early intervention and support for their wellbeing.

SPAT Grant Program

Totaling 17.1 million, these funds have been allocated to LEAs for the purchase of silent panic alert technologies, such as Raptor Alert, for campuses as a measure of school safety. It may include:

  • Wired panic button or buttons;
  • Wireless panic button or buttons; or
  • A mobile or computer application.

That requirement satisfied, here are additional guidelines the state has for this grant’s use:

Requirement Raptor Compliance
An alert capable of being triggered manually by campus staff. Raptor Alert empowers all campus staff to trigger alerts based on your emergency response protocols such as a lockdown, evacuation, etc.
An alert is triggered automatically in the event a district employee calls 911 from any location within the school system. Raptor Alert enables all campus staff to initiate an alert and call 911 (or text 911 where available) from any location, all within the mobile application.
With any alert generated, the location of where the alert originated shall be included. A Raptor Alert incident can show the location of the initiator in the chat feature of the application. Additionally, real-time messaging sent from Raptor Alert to 911 dispatch includes the precise on-campus location of the caller.
The alert notifies a set of designated school administrators as needed to provide confirmation of response, and if confirmed, notice is issued to law enforcement and emergency responder agencies of an emergency situation requiring a law enforcement and/or emergency response, and a notice can simultaneously be issued to all school staff of the need to follow appropriate emergency procedures. Raptor Alert enables customers a great deal of configuration flexibility. Raptor can be configured to notify selected personnel and allow them to make the decision on whether to initiate a campus-wide emergency and/or emergency responders or, alternatively, Raptor can support a workflow that enables any user to immediately initiate an incident, including the option to notify emergency responders.
For any exterior doors that features electronic locking mechanisms that allow for remote locking, the alert system will trigger those doors to automatically lock and to automatically notify relevant campus staff of any door where the lock cannot engage. Raptor Alert features an integration interface called Raptor Connect that enables native, bi-directional integration with a school’s digital security systems and peripherals, such as access control, mass communication, VOIP phones, and much more. Raptor Connect is available to schools and integrators at no charge. For districts with electronic locking mechanisms that allow for remote locking, Raptor will work with your vendor to integrate and define workflows.

With the money allocated per school, Texas districts can purchase the entire Emergency Management Suite which includes Drill Manager, Raptor Alert, Accountability and Reunification.

Stronger Connections Grant Program

Preliminary award notifications made: November 1, 2023 

Totaling $93,985,252, the FY23 Stronger Connections Grant through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) provides funds for Texas LEAs to provide students with safer learning environments.

Allowable expenses include trauma-informed practices, emergency plan development, site assessments, and more.

FY24 Nonprofit Security Grant Program

The FY24 Nonprofit Security Grant Program will provide up to $150,000 (per eligible applicant) to non-profit organizations throughout Texas for projects that support physical security enhancements and other security activities.

Allowable expenses include planning related to the protection of nonprofit facilities and the people within them, target hardening equipment, physical security enhancements, security-related training courses, programs, and exercises for nonprofit security personnel, and more.

Related Resources

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Understanding Alyssa’s Law in Texas

Effective May 5, 2023, Alyssa’s Law (SB 838/HB 669) was passed in Texas. This bill requires school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to provide silent panic alert technology in classrooms beginning with the 2025-2026 school year. 

Choosing the Right Panic Alert Technology Under Texas HB3

Texas HB3, legislation aimed at enhancing school safety and security, was signed into law on June 14th, 2023. It will take effect on September 1st, 2023, demonstrating Texas’ unwavering commitment to the safety of students, faculty, and staff in schools.

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