Delaware County Installs Silent Alarm Systems to Boost School Security

Delaware schools install silent alarm systems to immediately answer threats and get police on scene fast.

DELAWARE – Delaware County installed The Police Alert for School Safety silent alarm system in many of its K-12 schools.

The alarm systems, also known as DelPASS, are located in the schools’ main office, where security camera footage can be viewed. Once a button is pushed, the system sends an alert to 9-1-1 dispatchers.  From there, dispatchers can communicate with the school through a two-may mic and notify police, reports

DelPASS is specific to Delaware County, but is being considered by other counties as well.

“We hope there is never a situation where we need to use this, but if so we are prepared,” said County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle. “The safety of our students and teachers is a top priority.”

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