Arizona School Safety Emergency Alert System

Mutualink / Raptor Partnered Solution

The state of Arizona has allocated millions for school safety, are you set up?

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill that allocates millions in funding to keep Arizona schools safe. The program is designed to improve security in Arizona schools and reduce response times to dangerous incidents.

Once accepted by the host agency, your school or police department is funded and included in the project. Don’t delay! Mutualink is ready to help get you started.

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Four Arizona counties implementing new school safety system for emergencies

Video courtesy of Arizona's Family.

Meet the Arizona Team

Chrissie Coon
Chrissie Coon
Chief Strategy Officer
Marc Taylor
Marc Taylor
Sr. Public Safety Solutions Executive
mtaylor@mutualink.net
Andy Williams
Andy Williams
Client Solutions Executive
awilliams@mutualink.net

Installation and Implementation Project Phases

As we embark on this project together, Mutualink wants you to know we are committed to a successful installation and implementation. We have an entire technical team that will be by your side for the entire project. Normally the installation takes 6-8 weeks to complete.
The county-wide project is broken into 5 phases:
  1. Radio Integration - Install hardware and configure to integrate radios between Sheriff’s Office and local PSAPs and/or public safety agencies.
  2. Video Integration - If school districts are connecting video, hardware needs to be installed and configured at the District where it is managed.
  3. Software Configuration and Installation - Software licenses will be configured prior to being deployed and trained operationally. The Mutualink team will work closely with your IT administrator to configure and distribute the licenses appropriately.
  4. Training & Implementation - Training is critical to the success of the system. Mutualink is passionate about helping our customers operationalize the system. Once hardware and software are installed we will work with you to develop a training schedule.
  5. Launch Day - Once installation is nearing completion and law enforcement agencies, district personnel, and school administrators have been trained, we will help facilitate a Launch Day to formally operationalize the system for the County. We will work to coordinate clear and concise communication to partner agencies that the system is up and functioning and available to be used in emergency situations.

Ready to take the next step, schedule a meeting with Andy Williams, your Client Success Executive. You can choose a time best suited for you and your team here.

Who to Invite to Your Technical Workshop

During your technical workshop, we will introduce you to our delivery and installation teams, provide a high-level overview of the project, and discuss detailed information we will need to move forward. You may want to consider inviting the following people to join you in the meeting:

IT Administrator

This person should have a thorough understanding of the networks and firewall, have intimate knowledge of routers and switches, and should possess the authority and root passwords to assign static IP addresses, as well as have complete control of firewall port forwarding rules. They will also need to understand your internet environment, make decisions concerning the use of internal connections, or whether to commission cable or DSL modems.

Radio Communications Manager

This person should have a thorough understanding of the radio system, can determine whether to transmit and receive frequency data and understand wideband vs. narrow band, PL, and DCS tones, and can determine if the radio environment is repeated, simplex, conventional, or trunked. Further, this person will need knowledge of the FCC license, understands the coverage area of the radio system, and can make recommendations as to placements of control stations and antennas.

Facility Manager This person is familiar with all the work areas, understands equipment power requirements, understands house cabling and the location of network jacks. etc. This person can coordinate the placement of equipment and ensure the availability of AC power outlets, etc.

A School Safety Technology Solution You Can Trust

The Mutualink technology goes beyond just radios. Our solution brings in all critical information – voice, video, and data resources together on an easy-to-use platform. Arizona’s state-funded school safety interoperability communications system meets legislative technical requirements and connects schools directly with law enforcement in an emergency. Watch the video for a live demo on how our Mutualink & Raptor Technologies integrated panic button solution provides instant communication to law enforcement and first responders when an incident occurs.

School Safety Alert System Coverage & Implementation Schedule

Arizona School Safety Alert System Coverage
Summer 2022

Mojave County
Navajo County
Greenlee County
Pinal County

Late Summer/Fall 2022

Gila County
Graham County
Yavapai County
Maricopa County

Pending 2023

Coconino County
Apache County
La Paz County
Cochise County
Pima County
Yuma County

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FAQ

How much was allocated to my County?

Pinal County - $1.8M

Santa Cruz - $750K

Graham - $750K

Cochise - $1.5M

Pima - $2M

Greenlee - $500K

Coconino - $1.25M

Navajo - $1.25M

Apache - $1M

Yavapai - $1.8M

Mohave - $1.250M

Maricopa - $3.050M

Yuma - $1.35M

La Paz - $750K

Gila - $1M

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