November 16, 2021 – Mutualink is expanding the ability for first responders and law enforcement to get critical lifesaving information through its integrated platform during a school emergency. The platform allows school administrators to share critical pictures, live video, school floor plans, and any other critical information directly with 911 in real-time.
Mutualink is the leading provider of communications solutions for public safety and is a trusted partner in Alyssa’s Law school safety mobile panic alert solutions. Panic buttons integrated with Mutualink provide a direct link to communicate voice, text, video and pictures to authorities in an emergency. In addition, users gain access to the broader Mutualink Network- the largest nationwide ecosystem of government, public safety entities, and secondary response organizations in the world.
Law Enforcement Agencies, Fire Departments, Local and County government and Schools are among the various public safety entities in Brevard, Broward, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Hernando, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Leon, Manatee, Marion, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St Lucie, Sumter, Valencia, Volusia, and Walton counties- that have joined the Mutualink Network to enhance their emergency communications and protect their communities.
“There are dozens of panic buttons and active shooter alert apps on the market, but the terrifying reality is that some don’t provide direct communication with 911 dispatchers and first responders,” said Chrissie Coon, Chief Customer Experience Officer. “So in situations where seconds can save lives and information is critical during a response, we want to give school administrators the peace of mind that the panic button solution they are using integrates directly with 911 to get the fastest response.”
Alyssa’s Law requires all Florida public schools to have a mobile panic alarm system in place this school year. The Florida State legislature passed the law in honor of Alyssa Alhadeff, who died in the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. New Jersey adopted its own Alyssa’s law in 2019. Many other states are working to adopt versions of Alyssa’s Law.
“We commend community leaders for working hard to select the best solution for their public safety community,” said Mark Guthrie, Senior VP & Chief Growth Officer, Mutualink, Inc. “We’re honored to be on the teams trusted to equip Florida’s educators, first responders, and community leaders with the technology they will rely on in emergencies.”
Mutualink is part of partnered solution selected and approved by the Florida Department of Education to comply with Alyssa’s Law. To learn more about Mutualink, Inc., visit https://mutualink.net/school-safety/
Mutualink, Inc. is the leading technology provider of a best-in-class intelligent multimedia network that enables public safety community partners to securely share voice, text, video and data for instant communications and real-time data sharing. Certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act for interoperable communications, partners and clients trust Mutualink, Inc. to provide innovative, scalable, secure solutions they rely on every day and in any emergency.