Reduce time to resolution.
Enhance communication between
schools and first responders.

Safe Schools: Achieving a Secure Learning Environment through Collaboration with Law Enforcement Agencies

Mutualink K12 is a school safety communications tool that helps schools connect with each other and with law enforcement.  Our interoperability platform works with panic buttons that instantly open communications between the school and first responders while also placing a 9-1-1 call. Radio, video, text messaging and file sharing provide situational awareness. Fully encrypted, Mutualink is the best way to send secure video to EOCs and Command Posts.

Working with You to Keep Schools Safe

Collaboration for Emergencies and Every Day

We’re helping schools make connections within their school district. And we connect them with the first responders who serve the school community. In an emergency, effective communication with first responders leads to better response. And to better outcomes.

With Mutualink, teachers and school administrators share secure, on-demand radio, voice, video, text and information with public safety. We connect first responder agencies and schools, even if they use different devices and networks. Security Directors put their best foot forward with Mutualink interoperability.

Easy to Use. Quick Communications.

Every day, schools that use our platform benefit from improved communication between schools. And with the law enforcement agenices that keep them safe. They harness the resources of radio and CCTV investments.

Florida School Security Summit:
Interoperable Communications

School and law enforcement professionals discussed school security and interoperable communications at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida in May 2018. The program included a technology demo by Capt. Rick Francis of Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

One District’s Story

Hear a recorded webinar from Capt. Richard Francis, School Safety and Security Director at Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. Seminole School District is responsible for keeping 65,000 students safe. The Mutualink platform with Panic Button enables quick and sustained situational awareness between the schools and law enforcement.

Resources

School Shooting Incidents by State

The K-12 School Shooting Database research project from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security offers statistics relating to active shooter incidents. It also looks at a number of other gun violence incidents affecting schools. The database can be filtered and sorted by time of day, age and gender of shooter(s) or victims(s), etc.

Protecting Student Privacy
School Security & Privacy FERPA

Rethinking School Safety
FEMA PrepTalk

This is an innovative collaboration tool that spans the entire community. Our schools benefit from the experience our first responders have on the platform. Our goal is to connect with law enforcement more quickly, creating better situational awareness before they even reach the school. We’re also seeing a better way to work between schools.

Philip Thornton, Ed.D.,
Superintendent of Schools in Warwick.

The ability to instantly and securely share multimedia information in an emergency situation — including live video feeds, school building blueprints and police and fire radio to school radio and public address audio — is a potentially life-saving asset to first responders and the students and teachers they are protecting. The fact that Mutualink K12 ensures that all parties maintain control over their resources cuts down on time-wasting red-tape while protecting the privacy of everyone involved.

Patrick Fiel, Sr.,
former Executive Director of Security, District of Columbia Public Schools

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 to Resolution! Every Minute Counts.

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

K12 Panic Button App

With Mutualink’s Panic Button App activated by Rave Mobile Safety, your smartphone becomes a lifeline to safety. When you press 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 for School Safety.

Mutualink’s true power is in its interoperability platform. Whether initiated by a panic button or someone on scene, the Mutualink platform shares video from in-school cameras, providing responders with critical information about what is going on, while also opening radio communications channels.

Mutualink Panic Button
Mutualink Panic Button

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 for Safe Schools.

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!

Panic Button App

With Mutualink’s Panic Button activated by Rave Mobile Safety, 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.

Mutualink’s true power is in its interoperability platform. Whether intitiated by a panic button or someone on scene, the Mutualink platform shares video from in-school cameras, providing responders with critical information about what is going on, while also opening radio communications channels.

Additional Resources

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 Safe Schools

By Dr. William M. Toms in collaboration with Mutualink

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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Portable K12 Interoperable WorkStation

K12 Network Interface Controller

The Smart Panic Button

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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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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