Sometimes it takes a tragedy to pass legislation that protects school children against violence. One such case is Alyssa’s Law. This law aims to protect students by requiring schools to put in panic buttons to send silent alerts to law enforcement agencies. The silent alarm directly links to law enforcement, allowing first responders to get to the scene as soon as possible. Alyssa’s Law has been signed into law in New Jersey, Florida and most recently New York. Additionally, the law is in progress in Arizona, Texas and Virginia as of 2022.
Alyssa’s mother, Lori Alhadeff, is behind the legislation of Alyssa’s Law, as the family used to live in New Jersey. She pushed a similar measure in Florida, where the tragedy occurred on Feb. 14, 2018. The Parkland, FL, school shooting claimed 17 lives, including that of her daughter, Alyssa, 14. She was shot 10 times by an ex-student carrying an AR-15.
The Need for Silent Panic Alarms to Emergency Officials
School and law enforcement officials, as well as politicians, have recognized the need for a way to send out a mass alert, and such an app has been designed. The app notifies law enforcement, as well as school staff, about a threatening situation, threat, or medical emergency. It’s hoped that quick and accurate information provides faster emergency response, as well as notification and preparedness for schools and classrooms. And, that these lead to tragedy averted and lives saved.
Alert Protection services has designed two real time emergency notification solutions to meet Alyssa’s Law requirements. These systems give your school staff and first responders the tools they need to respond to any crisis quickly and reliably. Learn more about Team Alert Pad and Alert-Com (both are Alyssa’s Law Compliant) by contacting us today. These services allow school staff and security to be prepared for whatever emergency situation may come.