Emergency communication is a hot topic for higher education campuses, especially considering the continued increase in active shooter incidents. According to an FBI study, 1-in-4 active shooter situations happen at school campuses. Below are four emergency communications solutions Convergint can implement to minimize the destruction of an active shooter situation.
1. Detecting Shooters on Campus
Immediately detecting a shooter on campus minimize the destruction caused by mass shooting incidents. Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) and Convergint can implement Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System, gunshot detection technology, which is designed to alert in under one second of a gunshot and with zero false positives.
With sensors installed throughout campus facilities, critical shot location information can be immediately relayed to the building’s occupants and emergency personnel so that the proper steps can be taken to quickly control the situation. By removing the “human factor,” life-threatening delays can be avoided.
The Guardian sensor utilizes dual-factor authentication, validating both the acoustic bang and infrared flash of a weapon and immediately sending out alerts and notifications to multiple parties simultaneously. The system updates as each shot is fired, tracking and reporting in real-time as the incident unfolds. This provides critical shot detection information such as the location of the shooter to select recipients by email, text message, or other third-party communication systems.