Safety in schools has become an exceedingly prominent and sensitive topic. How can your school stand out as one with both recognition of the issue and a plan for action based on the concerns from parents? BluePoint Alert Solutions is here to help.
No matter what your response protocol is currently—lockdown, run-hide-fight, ALICE—the real barrier to faster response is the human-centric tasks needing to be completed. These tasks take too much time, especially when people are in a state of panic.
Command & Control
Swift, Informed Decisions:
We met with emergency responders throughout the country and asked: What tools would be most beneficial to improving response? We learned what was truly valuable and what wasn’t. Combined with the commitment to keeping our solution simple and intuitive, we provide critical information delivered quickly, securely, and intuitively. Our Command & Control communication portal equips both emergency responders and building occupants to make more informed decisions faster. Access to this information is unhindered during a crisis, and protected during normal times. Some of the key features include:
Effective Emergency Communication:
Not only will people receive notification and instruction from the command group, they can also respond to the command group with more information: pictures, their location, injuries, etc. This communication is based in the very familiar and simple text and email mechanisms people use every day, not a special app they are unlikely to find or use effectively in a panic.
Clear Location Awareness / Recognition:
A map of the facility, clearly indicating the location of the activated pull station, advises where in a facility the incident started. This is critical for emergency responders, building leaders, and designated employees. This data intuitively empowers people with actionable information for saving their own life and the lives of those around them.
Security Camera Feeds:
Our solution makes live camera feeds available to first responders and building leaders in a way that is organized and easily understood—crucial for all responders. Instead of using cameras to look at what happened in the past, we make them a critical tool to learn what is happening in the moment.
Location & Reunification:
People can report their location, and—during the crisis only—have their location tracked. This allows emergency responders to see where people are, where they are moving to, and where they are moving from. It also provides a means for people to respond with their status (“I’m okay” or “Need help”) so emergency responders can get a quicker handle on the severity of the situation. Lastly, it enables building leaders to more quickly account for their people during the reunification process.
PRODUCT IN USE
How can you provide a positive learning atmosphere while ensuring a safe and secure environment? BluePoint Alert Solutions is here to help.