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The latest Mutualink news, press releases, blog posts and events

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  • Joe Dooley, Director of Public Safety and Security Solutions at Mutualink

Active Shooter Drill with Interoperability Focus Uncovers Failures: A Mutualink Interview with Joe Dooley

A recent active shooter drill in Conneaut, Ohio revealed sizable failures in emergency response planning and execution. The drill, which came after months of planning, focused on measuring progress in unified command and interoperability, which were identified as key factors for success in emergency response situations by the DOJ Uvalde report. In our interview with Joe Dooley, Director of Public Safety & Security Solutions at Mutualink, we explore why the failures in this well-planned active...

February 15th, 2024|Interview, Blog, School Safety|
  • Automated Emergency Response Solutions: What they are, how they work, why they matter

Automated Emergency Response: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

If you've heard terms like "Automated Emergency Response (AER)" or "Interoperable Systems" and felt more confused than comforted, you're not alone. This advanced technology makes all the difference, but it tends to come with a lot of complicated, technical talk. That's why we're here to break things down into terms everyone can understand, without an encyclopedia. Read on and in 2-3 minutes you'll know exactly what Automated Emergency Response is, how it works, and why...

February 9th, 2024|Blog, Industry, School Safety|
  • Children near / exiting a school bus. The cover photo for our 2024 CT-NSGP grant Guide

The 2024 CT-NSGP: Our Free Guide to the Nonprofit Security Grant

The 2024 CT-NSGP (Connecticut Nonprofit Security Grant Program) is a new grant opportunity for 501(c) (3) organizations that own property in Connecticut that the DESPP commissioner determines is at heightened risk of a terrorist attack, hate crime, or violent act. The Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) is distributing $5 Million in available funds, with a max grant of $50,000 per facility. The application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2024, at 5...

January 31st, 2024|Connecticut, Grants, Guides|
  • A Blue Colored Collage Image demonstrating sa secure response in an emergency with a lock and other secure elements.

How to Identify and Strengthen the Weakest Link in Your School’s Emergency Response Plan

A Chain Is No Stronger Than Its Weakest Link But do you know yours? We do – and we have the insights and tools to repair it. Read on for critical lessons from past tragedies and the present-day, proven solutions that securely enhance your school’s safety.          Learning From the Past What did Parkland High School, Robb Elementary School, and The Covenant School in Nashville all have in common? They had established...

January 31st, 2024|Blog, School Safety|
  • An emergency response solution is demonstrated by an officer. He is sitting at a desk with multiple monitors utilizing Mutualink's automated emergency response solution, reviewing the details of an alert he just received. He is on the right hand side of the image looking to the left, where you can see his two monitors. On the monitors you see he is using Mutualink's Automated Emergency Response solution - the sophisticated and secure technology gives him immediate visual and communication access with the school who made the alert, as well as smart floor plans. He is serious, focused, and dedicated to conducting the most efficient emergency response.

The #1 Emergency Response Solution Boosting East Texas School Safety

How Lost Time Cost Lives in The Uvalde School Shooting The devastating impact of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde continues to reverberate. The most recent DOJ report underscores the critical importance of a successful emergency response solution to save time in emergencies, prompting Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith to take decisive action to enhance East Texas School Safety. Sheriff Larry Smith expressed deep concern over the incident, recognizing the vulnerability of children in...

January 24th, 2024|News, School Safety, Texas|
  • There are a series of monitors, all of which are related to school safety in texas. A logo for Mutualink is on the screen, a company dedicated to improving school safety in Texas and across the country. Live camera access, smart floor plans, and communication channels are immediately shared with police via invitation-only access during an emergency.

School Safety in Texas: How Smith County Is Ahead of the Curve

Smith County Sheriff, Larry Smith, Is Spearheading Change for School Safety in Texas Motivated by the findings of the DOJ report on the Uvalde School Shooting Response, Smith County Sheriff, Larry Smith is taking action to enhance school safety in Texas. In the fall of 2023, Sheriff Smith and other law enforcement in East Texas conducted thorough research, seeking to improve school safety in Texas. Their findings identified Mutualink as the premiere solution for addressing...

January 24th, 2024|Press Releases, School Safety, Texas|
  • The Uvalde School Shooting Response DOJ Report title page. It reads "Critical Incident Review | Active Shooter at Robb Elementary School. The photo is in black and white, showing the school entrance sign with the words Welcome and Bienvenidos (welcome in Spanish). An ocean of floral arrangements, bouquets, crosses, and pictures adorn the area. Symbols of love and grief left from family and friends.

The DOJ Report on the Uvalde School Shooting Response: Key Findings

The DOJ Report on the Uvalde School Shooting Response was released last Thursday. The disastrous events that unfolded on May 24, 2022, were and continue to be devastating to the victims, their families, the Uvalde community, and everyone across the country. We hope this report will provide some semblance of closure for those most impacted, and inspire action on all levels to prevent future crises from unfolding in a similar, tragic manner. With a mission...

January 22nd, 2024|School Safety, Blog|
  • Teacher in classroom answering questions. Navigating the 2023-2025 SAFE Grant Cycles 1 and 2

Navigating the Texas 2023-2025 Safety and Facilities Enhancement (SAFE) Grant Cycles 1 and 2 with Ease

Extension for Cycle 1 If you missed the January 8th deadline for the 2023-2025 Safety and Facilities Enhancement (SAFE) Cycle 1 Grant, you’re in luck! The TEA has announced an extension to January 26th, 2024. Finalize and submit your application by or before then for the opportunity to be one of 700 recipients being awarded a portion of the allocated $821.5M funds.   Preparing for Cycle 2 Interested in applying but don’t know how or where...

January 10th, 2024|Blog, School Safety|

Security Boost for City Schools

Waterbury police install digital system to aid safety BY LIVI STANFORD REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — Inside the Real Time Crime Center at Waterbury Police Department on Wednesday there was silence as a demonstration began of a digital communication system that allows law enforcement and other public safety officials to securely share voice, video, and data instantly in the event of an emergency at a school. At left, from left, Board of Education members Elizabeth C....

July 7th, 2023|Press Releases|

Mutualink to Host the Connecticut School Safety Symposium on March 2

School Safety Experts, Law Enforcement and Educators to gather in New Haven to discuss the psychology of mass shootings and how to make classrooms safer. New Haven, Connecticut – Mutualink, a leading provider of security and safety solutions for schools, in cooperation with the Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association and the Dr. Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, is pleased to announce the Connecticut School Safety Symposium. The symposium is aimed at bringing law...

February 27th, 2023|Press Releases|

Connecticut Schools Security Grant Opportunity

Grant Opportunity: Connecticut Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security Multi-Media School Security Grant Program (MMSSGP) Eligibility: Connecticut Public & Non-public Schools Public Schools: This grant application is for all public schools including (LEAs, RESCs, publicly endowed schools and charter schools Budget/Award Cap: There is no cap for public schools Match: Public schools have a match percentage determined by the wealth index of the town in which they are located. State Technical Schools do not...

February 8th, 2023|Blog, School Safety|
  • Jane Beup

Mutualink Announces a New Director of Marketing and Communications

Marketing Veteran Tasked with Leveraging Creativity to Match Mutualink’s Expansion and Growth WALLINGFORD, CT – Mutualink, Inc., an innovator and leader in interoperable communications for homeland security, public safety, and private security, announces Jane Beup, a visionary marketing veteran, has joined the company’s team as Director of Marketing and Communications. Beup brings more than a decade of marketing and communications experience to help amplify the innovation and expansion of Mutualink’s life-saving technology. “Mutualink is quickly...

November 10th, 2022|Press Releases|