The Safe Schools program helps put the focus back on learning
Schools and universities are increasingly vulnerable to crime and violence. A school is three times more likely to be burglarized than a business, andvandalism costs schools more than $1 billion a year. According to the National Education Association, every hour of every school day, 900 teachers are threatened, and more than 2,000 students and nearly 40 teachers are physically attacked on school grounds. Safety concerns take up too much time and attention.
Fully integrated protection against fire, theft, vandalism and intrusion
Sonitrol has provided comprehensive school security solutions for the educational community for nearly 50 years. Today, Sonitrol is one of the largest providers of school security systems in North America, serving more than 12,000 schools. We are expert at assessing your school’s vulnerabilities and recommending appropriate, cost-effective solutions to secure your facilities.
School Alert - an Innovative Panic Button Solution
"We worked with Sonitrol to put panic buttons in all of our school buildings. We consider this additional measure a critical component of our overall security plan." Jeff Bryan, Director of Buildings and Grounds
Red Lion Area School District of York County, PA
Sonitrol offers School Alert for increased school security and safety. This solution is specifically designed to meet the needs of schools and universities and it compliments Sonitrol's existing verified audio intrusion alarm, access control, video and fire monitoring solutions currently in use by over 12,000 school locations across North America.
The School Alert security solution consists of placing fixed emergency / panic buttons in common areas around the school and even in classrooms for maximum protection. School Alert can also include "wireless emergency buttons" carried by school administrators via lanyard or keychain that can be activated anywhere throughout the school.
When pressed, these panic / emergency buttons can activate the Sonitrol audio sensors, which are placed strategically throughout the school. Sonitrol's monitoring personnel can now hear events occurring in "real-time". Operators in turn relay exactly what is happening to responding law enforcement, providing critical details to ensure they are equipped with all the information they need to effectively handle the situation.
School Alert is one of the many proactive approached schools should take in protecting students and the faculty against school crime. Sonitrol's verified electronic security systems are designed to give schoolscomprehensive coverage without making students feel like they are walking into a prison.
Sonitrol has been protecting schools for over 40 years and its proven technology has helped law enforcement apprehend over 157,000 documented criminals since 1977. In 2005 alone, Sonitrol assisted law enforcement in apprehending 2,521 suspects with 54% of those apprehensions occurring at schools.