Incident response provider praises mandate for silent panic alarms in US schools

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CENTEGIX, a provider of incident response solutions, has commended Representative Joshua Gottheimer (D-NJ) and other Congressional leaders for their introduction of the Alyssa’s Legacy Youth in Schools Safety Alert (ALYSSA) Act, regarding panic alarms.

New legislation

The legislation will require public schools across the US to provide all classrooms with silent panic alarm technology.

The ALYSSA Act is named for Alyssa Alhadeff, a victim of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and has been championed by Alyssa’s parents, Lori and Dr Ilan Alhadeff.

“This is a major step forward in the effort to keep our schools safe,” said CENTEGIX CEO Brent Cobb.

“We as a nation have gotten far too many reminders that, in a crisis, a fast emergency response is crucial to saving lives.

“An effective emergency alert system is key to enabling the fastest response possible. Through the work of leaders in Congress like Representative Gottheimer, students, parents and teachers across the country are that much closer to peace of mind that their schools are secure.”

Panic alarms

CENTEGIX highlights that its CrisisAlert platform offers a rapid incident response solution that protects students and staff members by enabling teachers and staff to immediately get help with a discreet panic button or panic alarm on a wearable badge.

CrisisAlert operates via a private network, ideal for schools where gaps in Wi-Fi and poor cellular signals often disrupt connectivity.

With built-in location technology and campus-wide notification capabilities, CrisisAlert can simultaneously send a school into lockdown while immediately providing first responders with actionable information enabling them to respond faster in any situation.

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