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

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Keys to an Effective School Safety Alert System

Senior law enforcement leaders discuss some of the disconnects that hinder school safety alert efforts. By: Mutualink Staff Mutualink recently hosted a webinar featuring senior law enforcement leaders discussing the challenges to providing effective k-12 school security. Chief Craig Miller, Sheriff Paul Penzone, and Mutualink’s own Chrissie Coon shared their perspectives. Click here to read an earlier post on this webinar. Paul Penzone serves as sheriff for Maricopa County, Arizona, and spent 21 years in...

March 29th, 2022|Blog|
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The Challenges to Effective K-12 School Security

Senior law enforcement leaders share their front-line takes on K-12 school security challenges By: Mutualink Staff Mutualink recently hosted a webinar featuring senior law enforcement leaders discussing the challenges to providing effective k-12 school security. Chief Craig Miller, Sheriff Paul Penzone, and Mutualink’s own Chrissie Coon shared their perspectives. Paul Penzone serves as sheriff for Maricopa County, Arizona. Maricopa is the fourth largest county in the country by population and the fastest growing. Sheriff Penzone...

March 25th, 2022|Blog|
  • 911 Continuation of Service

Mutualink Provides Continuation of Service when 911 Call Centers Go Down

911 Call Centers are a lifeline between the public and the police, fire, medical, and emergency services. From time to time these call centers go down for a variety of reasons – mother nature, maintenance, accidents. How you prepare for this inevitability can be the difference between life and death. By: Mutualink Staff There are more than 6,000 911 call centers or Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) across the country with an estimated 240 million...

March 16th, 2022|Blog|
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School Safety – How Automated Response is Changing the Game

When responding to a school safety emergency, time is of the essence. The more information you have at your fingertips, the quicker you can respond and resolve the incident. By: Mutualink Staff School Shootings Reach an All-Time High More school shootings were recorded in 2021 than at any time since data started being collected, according to NewsNation and Education Week: 34,000 children were exposed to gun violence 249 incidents 34 school shootings resulting in injury...

March 8th, 2022|Blog|
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How to Improve Disaster Communication – An Interview with Chief Craig Miller

Craig Miller, former Chief of Police at the Dallas Independent School District, shares his front-line take on disaster communication. By: Mutualink Staff Chief Craig Miller spent 37 years protecting the citizens of Dallas, Texas. Beginning as a sworn police officer in 1982, he rose to the rank of Deputy Chief of the Dallas Police force – the eighth largest force in the U.S. - before retiring in 2011. During his career, he worked patrol, vice,...

February 10th, 2022|Blog|
  • Mutualink LNK360™ has the certifications and the experience to protect the next generation

LNK360™ – Certified School Safety Alert Solution

Incidents of school violence are increasing, and many companies claim their technology can help. But only Mutualink LNK360™ has the certifications and the experience needed to protect the next generation. By: Mutualink Staff The return of in-person teaching across America has seen a corresponding increase in school violence. In 2021 there were 168 incidents of gunfire on school grounds, resulting in 36 deaths and 99 injuries. These tragedies are no longer isolated incidents, and no...

February 7th, 2022|Blog|
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School Safety: A School Police Chief’s Perspective

One of the most important challenges our communities face today is school safety. By: Mutualink Staff Recently we were fortunate enough to sit down with Chief Craig Miller (retired) of the Dallas Independent School District (ISD) to ask his perspective on school safety. Before we dive in, here is a little background on Chief Miller. Chief Craig Miller, former Chief of Police at Dallas Independent School District, shares his insight on school safety. Prior to...

February 3rd, 2022|Blog|
  • Remote Resource Monitoring for Public Safety

Mutualink Optimizes Remote Resource Monitoring, Reducing Time to Resolution

During a critical event, Mutualink can remotely leverage existing closed-circuit television (CCTV) monitors, to improve communications and reduce the time to resolution. By: Mutualink Staff The Scenario Any facility in which the public gathers – schools, shopping malls, theaters, office buildings, retail spaces, hospitals, sporting arenas — has the potential to become critical. In both natural disasters such as tornados or man-made events such as an active shooter, reducing the time to resolution can save...

January 26th, 2022|Blog|
  • Shootings Increase Demand for Panic Alarm System for Schools

Shootings Increase Demand for Panic Alarm System for Schools

There have been 32 school shootings between Aug. 1, 2021, and Dec. 16, 2021, according to Education Week in which 66 people have been killed or injured. That is 6.4 incidents per month. After each school shooting incident, there are well-intentioned promises from the community to improve response, better protect our children, and reduce chaos. [...]

January 10th, 2022|Blog|
  • Chrissie Coon

2021 Top 50 Women Leaders in Software as a Service (SaaS) Awards Mutualink’s Chief Customer Experience Officer As Part of This Year’s Annual List

The Software Report names Mutualink’s Chrissie Coon for her leadership in providing technology innovation for public safety communications and building solutions for smart cities.    Wallingford, CT - Mutualink, Inc., is proud to announce that Chrissie Coon, the company’s Chief Customer Experience Officer, was named to The Software Report’s list of the Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS of 2021. The Software Report receives hundreds of nominations from industry peers and makes its selection based...

January 7th, 2022|Press Releases|
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National School Safety And Security Summit Coming February 2022

Inviting all school leaders and law enforcement professionals across the nation to learn more about improving the safety of students in K-12 schools   PHOENIX, AZ, JANUARY - 4, 2022 – The National School Safety, Security, and Trauma Informed Practices Summit will be held February 6-8, 2022, at Grand Canyon University, located at 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, Arizona. School violence reached a record high in 2021 with more than 240 school shooting incidents according...

January 4th, 2022|Press Releases|

A First Responder Alert System Information Superhighway

An Information Superhighway infrastructure can be made into a first responder alert system for safer and more resilient communities. See how Mutualink is doing this in New Hampshire, Virginia, and Indiana. When people think of infrastructure, they often think of physical infrastructures such as roads, bridges, and tunnels. That makes sense since throughout history roads and bridges have marked the advancement of human civilization. They connected people and societies, enabling the exchange of goods, ideas,...

December 17th, 2021|Blog|