Report: CENTEGIX CrisisAlert Helped School Staff in 3,200 Incidents

CrisisAlert was installed and certified in over 600 Florida schools for the start of the 2021-22 school year.

ATLANTA, Ga.CENTEGIX, an IoT company, released its first Alyssa’s Law Update report on the usage of its CrisisAlert solution in Florida schools.

In February, the Florida Department of Education (DOE) recommended the CrisisAlert wearable badge for school districts to comply with Alyssa’s Law. The law, named after Parkland shooting victim Alyssa Alhadeff, mandates Florida public and charter schools to install a panic alarm system activated by a mobile device.

However, CrisisAlert doesn’t rely on a mobile phone application downloaded to a personal device, allowing for 100% user adoption.

The solution, which is the only badge-based solution approved by the DOE, was installed and certified in over 600 Florida schools for the start of the 2021-22 school year. Teachers and staff have used CrisisAlert to call for help in over 3,200 emergencies since the beginning of the school year, the report finds. Although the driving force behind the product was a mass shooting event, 97% of the time, it has been used for everyday emergencies such as medical or behavioral situations.

“Because all staff have a badge, CrisisAlert meets Alyssa’s law requirements to ensure that all staff can call 911, and CrisisAlert exceeds the requirements because it provides precise alert location,” said CENTEGIX President Brent Cobb. “For campus-wide events, lighted strobes, screen messages, and intercom messages ensure that everyone on campus knows what to do in an emergency, unlike mobile phone apps, which notify only those who may have downloaded the applications.”

The report also includes detailed user feedback on the value of the solution. Staff report that incident response times have improved, and that teachers feel safer and have peace of mind to focus on teaching, according to the company.

“Having a way for every staff member, at their fingertips, to notify first responders to get there as quickly as possible makes all the difference in the world,” said Frank Frangella, the Martin County School District safety and security director.

To learn more about CrisisAlert, visit centegix.com.

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