K-12 SCHOOL SAFETY PROGRAM

Saving Time. Saving Lives.

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Safety and Security: The Optimal Solution

From a panic button in a school office to a fully coordinated response, the Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform (IRAPP) network enables faster response, saving lives. Through the use of real-time interoperable communications based on everything-over-IP (EOIP) technology (Optimal Solution), all forms of media can be shared with law enforcement as needed, mitigating challenges and improving operational effectiveness. Schools using Radio-only or Video-only solutions (gray scale above) are at a disadvantage.

Mutualink’s Solution
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As school administrators and public safety professionals develop strategies to prevent violence and respond to incidents, they recognize that no one tool will solve the problem. Instead, they develop initiatives that provide a holistic solution. The benefits of Mutualink as part of a community’s school safety initiative include:

  • Quickly achieve and sustain situational awareness between school and law enforcement
  • Develop an inclusive communication model to involve law enforcement, emergency response teams, fire, EMS, hospitals, state and federal agencies as needed
  • Improve operational effectiveness through real-time shared communications and secure multi-media collaboration technologies
  • Connect all involved parties to a common operating picture utilizing voice, video and data using IP-based, peer- to-peer networking technology.

Mutualink knows that you need more than a panic button when an emergency occurs. You need help fast, and providing first responders with real time information as events unfold is the key. Push a Mutualink panic button (or other panic buttons Mutualink integrates with) and critical information starts flowing. It’s that easy.

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Instant Voice from any Device.

Mutualink instantly connects schools with first responders enabling seamless communications during an emergency. School radios, phones and mobile devices are connected with emergency dispatch and responders arriving on scene, eliminating time-wasting telephone relays and message errors.

Reduce Time by 50%! Every Minute Counts.

Mitigate school violence by getting police to the scene quicker, with better situational awareness. In active shooter exercises conducted by schools and police in Hartford CT, time to resolution was cut in half!

Rave Panic Button App

With Rave’s Panic Button App from Mutualink, your smartphone becomes a lifeline to safety. When you activate your panic button, you immediately call 9-1-1, initiate a collaboration session between the school and first responders, and notify on-site personnel.

Instant Eyes on the Scene.

At the same time, video from in-school cameras is securely shared, providing responders with critical information about what is going on.

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Instant Voice from any Device.

Mutualink instantly connects schools with first responders enabling seamless communications during an emergency. School radios, phones and mobile devices are connected with emergency dispatch and responders arriving on scene, eliminating time-wasting telephone relays and message errors.

Reduce Time by 50%! Every Minute Counts.

Mitigate school violence by getting police to the scene quicker, with better situational awareness. In active shooter exercises conducted by schools and police in Hartford CT, time to resolution was cut in half!

Rave Panic Button App

With Rave’s Panic Button App from Mutualink, your smartphone becomes a lifeline to safety. When you activate your panic button, you immediately call 9-1-1, initiate a collaboration session between the school and first responders, and notify on-site personnel.

Instant Eyes on the Scene.

At the same time, video from in-school cameras is securely shared, providing responders with critical information about what is going on.

Resources

Schools Train for Fires – Why Not Train for Shootings?
By William J. Smith –  AmericanSchoolSafety.com

Anyone who attended grade school within the last fifty years will certainly recall time spent on the school lawn or in the parking lot waiting for the fire alarm to be reset. Semester after semester, year after year, fire drills were simply another aspect of our lives as students. While we all remember fire drills, how many of us could cite the number of casualties caused by fires at U.S. educational institutions for any year?
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Governor Cuomo Launches Mutualink K-12 School Safety Pilot Program in Rockland and Oneida Counties

“In an emergency, mere seconds can make all the difference in averting tragedy,” Governor Cuomo said. “This new technology is yet another step we are taking to better protect students and ensure that first responders and law enforcement have access to quick and accurate information. I look forward to seeing the results of this pilot program.”
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Case Study: Improving School Safety Through Enhanced Situational Awareness
By Joe Mazzarella

The mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. serves as another grim reminder of a disturbing pattern. Schools are attractive targets for those seeking to carry out high-profile mass killings. This trend is not limited to schools and has spread to other places of public mass gathering, such as movie theaters, malls and workplaces of all kinds.
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Creating a Culture of Collaboration for Safer Schools

According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, “since 1992, more than 40 schools have experienced multiple victim homicides”. Technology like Mutualink can makes schools safer and save lives. The ability to communicate and see events in real time inside schools, and across agencies and partners when needed, provides critical capabilities that can make a real-world difference in terms of response and safety outcomes.
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