A plethora of technologies, systems and services exist for the school sector when it comes to communications. Assessing critical communications and safety and security technology, using the technology to its fullest, and executing that technology in the time of an emergency all require some due diligence for school safety and security stakeholders.

A few critical considerations for implementing emergency communications within schools include:

  1. Conducting risk assessments and identifying security and safety risks and needs.
  2. Vetting technologies; piloting systems and services.
  3. Testing security and safety technologies, processes and procedures; including appropriate stakeholders in the conversation.
  4. Training and using the technology.

Watch the roundtable video above as Security magazine sits down with school security experts for a deeper dive into these considerations for the K-12 sector and learn from Mike Dorn, Executive Director of Safe Havens International; Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global and former Executive Director of Security at the Texas City Independent School Districts; and Guy Grace, School Security Consultant, Advisor to the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools and former Director of Security for Littleton Public Schools.

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