Lockdown Mass Alerting Feature Added to DefenCall K-12 Smartphone Panic Button Solution for improved incident response
Lockdown feature allows faculty and staff members to order a school lockdown from the DefenCall K-12 smartphone app – saving vital time in a serious incident
September 18, 2013 – New Canaan, CT – DefenCall, Inc., a subsidiary of Defentect Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: DFTC) today announced the availability of a new lockdown option to its cutting-edge DefenCall K-12 smartphone panic button app solution.
The lockdown feature enables any faculty or staff member using the DefenCall K-12 app to order an emergency lockdown with the press of a button. Tapping the” lockdown” button immediately initiates a 911 call while simultaneously sending a “Lockdown Ordered” text message and email to all faculty and staff members. Alert messages can also be sent to local first responders and school resource officers. The alert messages include the name of the caller and their GPS location for greater situational awareness.
“There are two keys to a successful outcome in a serious school incident – quickly notifying first responders to send help and alerting faculty and staff to take immediate action to protect students,” said James C. Ackerly, CEO of DefenCall. ”The new Lockdown feature of our DefenCall K-12 app allows schools the ability to do both of these things more effectively. And because DefenCall K-12 is a smartphone-based technology, it is affordable for all school districts.”
DefenCall K-12 is a smartphone app that also enables panic button alerting to 911 supported by text message and email alerts to school “emergency team” members and district safety administrators for enhanced situational awareness.
For more details on the functions and benefits of smartphone panic button systems, download DefenCall’s Guide to Inbound Emergency Alerting for K-12 Schools & Districts white paper. This white paper outlines what smartphone panic button apps are, how they work, and why K-12 schools and districts should consider them as part of their safety toolbox.
For more information on DefenCall K-12, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 203-354-9164.
DefenCall, Inc. (www.defencall.com) provides solutions that enhance personal security by connecting community members with first responders and support networks through smartphone technology. DefenCall’s products include DefenCall Campus, a smartphone-based mobile alerting panic button system which connects college students’ smartphones directly to campus security departments, DefenCall K-12, an alerting system that allows classroom teachers immediate emergency “panic button” access to their administration and local police, and DefenCall Healthcare, a smartphone personal duress button app for hospitals and healthcare facilities.
DefenCall, Inc. is a subsidiary of Defentect Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: DFTC), an intelligent threat awareness firm that develops and markets IP radiation detection and sensor management systems. Defentect is committed to the discovery and deployment of advanced technologies for physical and homeland security.
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