How Mobile Panic Alarms Save Lives

Panic alarms can summon help in a wide variety of incidents, including those involving active shooters, medical emergencies, mental health crises, non-custodial parents and more.

With schools planning on bringing most, if not all, of their students back for in-person classes this fall, there is a lot of concern that more students, parents, staff members and faculty members might act out due to the stresses and mental health issues resulting from the pandemic.

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That’s why it’s so important for campuses to learn about and adopt appropriate safety and security technologies. The good news is that there have been some innovative solutions that have recently come on the market that can better protect a school or college campus.

In this video, I interview Dean Olds, who is vice president of innovation and strategy at Centegix to talk about the evolution of panic buttons and the value of this technology being integrated with other solutions, such as strobes, intercoms and video surveillance systems.

Additionally, he discusses the need for panic alarms to be used to notify first responders and on-site staff about a wide variety of incidents, such as those involving active shooters. He also says panic buttons can and should be used in situations that are much more likely to occur on K-12 and higher education campuses, including medical emergencies, individuals experiencing mental health crises, fights, non-custodial parent issues and more.

So, check out the video above and learn about how panic buttons can improve the safety and security on your campus.

You can also learn more about Centegix at Campus Safety Conference Texas July 21-23. Centegix is CSC Texas’ registration sponsor, so visit their booth when you are there.

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About the Author

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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