Alyssa’s Law: What is it? & Why is it Important?

As active shooter threats are becoming more common, many states are considering adopting Alyssa’s Law in an effort to improve emergency response time. According to National Sheriff’s Association, the  average time it takes for police to arrive at a school shooting is 18 minutes.

Alyssa’s Law aims to reduce emergency response time with a silent panic button. This law requires all public schools to have a mobile panic alarm system that notifies first responders and law enforcement.

Alyssa’s Law was created in honor of Alyssa Alhadeff, 17, who lost her life in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 2018 shooting. Alyssa’s mom Lori Alhadeff believes faster response time and effective communication with first responders will help to save lives. 

This mobile panic button is a step towards creating a safer learning environment for students and teachers.

How Alyssa’s Law Improves School Safety

Send Safety Alerts to Teachers

When an emergency occurs, teachers can easily tap the mobile panic button on their phones to send safety alerts to staff on campus. Administrators can immediately respond to the safety alert and initiate a school lockdown process. Real-time alerts help teachers and students get to safety quickly during an emergency. 

Notify Law Enforcement 

Alyssa’s Law provides a solution to slow police response times with a mobile panic button. With one click, teachers can immediately notify law enforcement of an emergency. The panic button sends detailed messages to first responders, including the type of emergency, location, and time of the incident. This allows law enforcement to immediately respond and dispatch a team of first responders to the scene.

Communicate With First Responders 

Clear communication is critical when lives are at risk. Law enforcement can better respond to an emergency when they can directly communicate with teachers and administrators. Integrating your mobile panic button system with a two-way communication system allows teachers to share their location and health status through group messaging. This information helps first responders provide the right resources to help stop the threat or provide medical assistance. 

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