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Our Mission

To provide an affordable Rapid Emergency Response System (RERS) that instantly notifies emergency responders and building occupants of an emergency situation, expedites a rapid response, and empowers people to make more informed decisions faster to saves lives.

Our Company

BluePoint Alert Solutions has its origins in the aftermath of the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut. In the aftermath of that tragedy, in a discussion with a local school district superintendent the idea was expressed that all of our buildings are required to have fire alarm systems for fire emergencies; why not have a similar system for police emergencies. That simple conversation resulted in our intuitive rapid emergency response system for law enforcement. We have since expanded its capabilities into medical emergencies as well.

BluePoint has assembled a leadership team of talented professionals from varied backgrounds that include: security and safety specialists, professional engineers, architects, construction managers, and school leaders. BluePoint provides a proprietary, patented Rapid Emergency Response System (RERS), that integrates with a wide variety of existing security systems such as: security cameras, access control, shot detection, and many other building security enhancements.

Meet the Team
John initiated the concept of BluePoint Alert Solutions with a single goal: save lives. He leads the company in product line and new system development, and advocates for increased security not only in schools but all public spaces. He has successfully designed and implemented Rapid Emergency Response Systems for dozens of school facilities and churches. In addition to his work with BluePoint, John is an engineer and managing partner of Shales McNutt Construction with more than 25 years' experience in the construction industry.
Co-founder, CEO
John McNutt
John leads BluePoint Alert Solutions in product development, system integration, and marketing strategy. He is also the company's industry liaison for informational outreach. He works closely with education officials and private industry leaders to implement BluePoint's Rapid Emergency Response Systems. In addition to his work with BluePoint, John is an engineer and managing partner of Shales McNutt Construction with more than 25 years' experience in the construction industry.
Co-founder, CMO
John Shales
Stephen, a graduate of the University of Illinois and is a licensed architect with 25 years of experience in architecture with a focus in public architecture. He has served over 40 different school district clients, numerous municipalities, libraries, park districts, churches and banks as well as other private clients. Mr. Nelson serves on his local School Board, Education Foundation Board and Planning and Zoning Board. He has also completed the FEMA Emergency Management Institute for Multi-Hazard Emergency Management Training for K12 Schools.
AIA, LEED AP, Partner
Stephen Nelson
Mike, a graduate of Western Illinois University, is a Certified Public Accountant and has been involved in construction-related accounting, finance, and administration for more than 25 years. Before joining Shales-McNutt predecessor Seagren/Shales, Inc. as part owner, he was controller of a large road building and aggregate mining conglomerate. Knowing that information management is key to running an efficient construction project with all parties working as a team, Mike is always looking for ways to employ technology to make the process smoother and more accessible.
CPA, Partner
Mike Shales
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Fax: 847.841.0511