Telecor Announces Alarm Manager for Real-Time Classroom Status During Emergency

During a lockdown, Alarm Manager allows occupants to report their status directly to the front office or command center.

Telecor Announces Alarm Manager for Real-Time Classroom Status During Emergency

Telecor, a provider of intercom, paging, clock, mass notification, and security communication technology, announces the release of an improved version of its Visual Console Graphical Display that provides real-time classroom status during a school lockdown event.

Alarm Manager allows occupants in locations designed as Shelter In Place, such as classrooms, to report their status directly to the front office or command center, according to the company. Responders can view the status of all classrooms on a room-by-room basis through interactive 3D and 2D floor plans that use colored icons.

A “red” classroom icon immediately alerts security personnel that a classroom has not acknowledged the emergency lockdown and will enable two-way communication between the classroom and responders, including features such as “covert listen.” The solution can also indicate medical/security call-ins.

Alarm Manager uses the existing Telecor Visual Display Console Display/GUI, making integration to the eSeries Public Address/Intercom and District-Wide Mass Notification solution seamless, the company says. Classrooms will receive pre-recorded messages according to the school’s Emergency Response plan with instructions on procedures during specific emergency situations.

“In today’s high-tech world, it’s hard to imagine that many school administrators and security personnel don’t know if emergency messages are received by teachers in classrooms and that we still have schools sending runners to determine classroom lockdown status,” said Kyle Jova, Telecor’s Chief Operating Officer. “In some instances, cards are being passed under doors to relay status to safety personnel while potentially alerting an intruder as well. Our team decided there must be a better way – a more secure way to acknowledge receipt of emergency messages – and that’s why Alarm Manager elevates the safety of our classrooms to a whole new level.”

For more information on the company, visit www.telecor.com.

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