Our nation's schools should be safe havens for teaching and learning, free of crime and violence. Between natural and man-made disasters, our schools need to be better prepared to protect students and staff from threats including armed intruders, abductions, fights, fires, and chemical spills.
Schools have already invested millions of dollars in physical access controls, video surveillance, and school resource officers to protect our kids, and yet serious security issues still persist. If these measures don’t stop an incident, notification and response solutions are the next level of protection.
Schools can experience a variety of critical incidents. According to the most recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics, school violence impacted 74% of public schools in the United States, and a large number of schools are not prepared to handle active shooter situations.
One fundamental area that hasn’t been addressed is the ability for school personnel to silently and discretely sound an alert, be connected with first responders who can instantly begin to collect valuable incident situational information, while en route to the school.
School Safety Response provides this missing link between school personnel and emergency responders, Situational Awareness. The solution features a silent alerting application, complete with two-way discrete communication via text and voice. Each alerting device is placed into an Audio Surveillance Bridge, allowing school personnel and first responders to collect valuable incident information immediately. Combining silent alerting, discrete communication with situational awareness can save valuable seconds when responding to any incident at your school. This is NOT a replacement for dialing 911 if it is safe to do so.
We Save Lives…it is as simple as that.
GEOS provides security, safety and worldwide rescue services. Operating since 2007, the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) has saved over 4,000 lives in over 100 countries. The IERCC is the World’s first commercial global Alerting Post for Satellite Emergency Notification Devices.
GEOS’s services bring together the latest portable devices, networks, and communications technologies and relationships with emergency responder organizations worldwide to provide powerful search and rescue coordination.
Experienced specialists in the field of International Search and Rescue (SAR) and worldwide emergency response, former and current first responders staff the IERCC 24x7x365 days per year. All IERCC staff members are FEMA certified.
Housed in an underground, nuclear blast-proof bunker, the IERCC is equipped with redundant electrical grids, Internet fiber connectivity, and is completely self-sufficient.