“The average school shooting lasts only 12.5 minutes. According to Homeland Security statistics, the average police response time is 18 minutes.”
The number of active shooters in our schools is increasing at an alarming rate. In 2016 alone there were nearly 50 school shootings in the United States. The only true defense against this threat is to reduce law enforcement response time to these incidents. Right now, it takes first responders 18 minutes to arrive at an active shooter incident according to Homeland Security. The average school shooting will have ended 5 minutes before they arrive. We must reduce the response time and that’s where SchoolGuard comes in.
How It Works
The SchoolGuard® app technology is simple and powerful. Teachers and staff download the app to their mobile phones. In the event of an active shooting, a teacher presses the panic button provided in the app. An alert is immediately sent to the mobile phones of all federal, state and local law enforcement officers, ON and OFF duty, in close proximity to the school. The app simultaneously speed dials 911 and connects the teacher to emergency services. All other staff and teachers in the school with the app installed are also immediately alerted of the shooting, and a map of the location of the initial alert is displayed on their mobile phones. The map provides awareness to staff and teachers, which allows them to react accordingly.
A Panic Button In Every Hand
SchoolGuard® places a panic button in the hand of every teacher and staff member with a compatible smartphone. The SchoolGuard® service allows for unlimited downloads per school. The app is portable, effective, and invisible to the students. Learn more about the features of the SchoolGuard® App