Why Does Your School Need An Emergency Messaging System

Don't Skip A Security Notification System When It Comes To the Safety Of Your Students And Teachers

Why Does Your School Need An Emergency Messaging System

Whether you're a school administrator or on the school board, you are responsible for ensuring the safety of students, staff, teachers, and parents when they're on school premises. Emergencies can strike when you least expect it, and if you don't have a proper system in place, panic can set in and make the situation even worse. That is why communication is key. An emergency messaging system for your San Antonio, TX institution lets you clearly alert everyone and delinate next steps.

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A Fast And Reliable Source Of Information

Information spreads fast, but misinformation spreads faster. With an emergency messaging system, you can take control of the narrative by sending out alerts or messages that explain any unfolding situation without leaving room for doubt. This information is valuable for both internal and external parties; for example, if there are any people present on-premises who are unaware of the emergency situation, the notification can get them one step closer to being safe, whereas any parents and other concerned parties not on school property, can also be informed and remain calm while you deal with the situation.

With An Emergency Messaging System, You Can Alert Your Network About Concerns Such As:

Fire

Fires can start in any place, and they can spread far and wide if not dealt with promptly. One of the first steps for managing fire is informing people in the immediate vicinity so they can leave the premises until the emergency response team gets the fire under control. This emergency messaging system can also guide students and staff towards the closest exit and remind them of predetermined meeting points.

Chemical Or Gas Leaks

Science labs in schools or even cleaning supplies in maintenance closets can be a source of harmful chemicals. As schools often have gas lines running through them as well, it is a good idea to have an emergency notification system in place to prevent people from getting exposed to the leak. As soon as a leak is detected, a message can be sent to the entire propery urging for evacuation and detailing the location of the leak.

Shooter Situations

While it is unfortunate, schools in the United States have experienced school shootings in recent years, and these critical events tend to occur in a very limited time frame. For maximum safety and protection of people on school premises, you can use a notification system to potentially save lives. Combine this system with a gunshot detection device to alert authorities and staff of the exact location of the incident and to advise whether evacuation or lockdown is the best course of action.

Don't miss out on an opportunity to improve your security system. Talk to ASAP Security Services about installing an emergency notification system in your San Antonio, TX, school. Call us at 877-418-ASAP or fill out our contact form online. We look forward to working with you! 

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