What Is Alyssa’s Law?
Alyssa’s Law is a landmark state legislation compelling schools to increase safety and security standards for the protection of students and staff in an emergency event. It is named after 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff who lost her life in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018.
Investigation on the shooting tragedy found that delayed response was a contributing factor in the loss of life. The purpose of Alyssa’s Law is to decrease the amount of time it takes for first responders to arrive at the scene of any type of emergency situation—whether it’s a shooting, a natural disaster, or any other unforeseen crisis event.
Alyssa’s Law Requirements
Alyssa’s Law requires that all public elementary and secondary schools install either silent panic alarms or alternative emergency mechanisms approved by The Department of Education.
Alyssa’s Law legislation in Florida reads that “each public-school building must be equipped with at least one panic alarm for use in a school security emergency, [it] must be directly linked to the local law enforcement agencies that are designated as first responders to the school’s campus and must immediately transmit a signal or message to those authorities upon activation.”
Introducing ALERT Mobile
ALERT is an emergency response solution in compliance with Alyssa’s Law. Committed to creating advanced solutions for rapid communications and smart and safe environments, ALERT by HAVRION is an all-in-one mobile emergency management system for schools, buildings, and facilities.
“At HAVRION, we are dedicated to increasing safety by empowering employees, students, administrators and property managers with the best technology. Our latest solution, ALERT, works to ensure the preservation of human life in an emergency situation by enabling clear and instantaneous internal and external communications”, said HAVRION CEO, Henry Fleches.
How ALERT Mobile Complies with Alyssa’s Law
✔ Digital and Physical Silent Alarm
ALERT can be immediately activated through physical or digital panic buttons with a direct connection to first responders.
✔ Early Detection System
ALERT Mobile works in tandem with HAVRION Protect’s Automated Sensors to detect threats in the environment and then send actionable notifications through the mobile app
✔ All-in-one Communication Tool
ALERT enables text, email, voice mail and group call to rapidly coordinate emergency response and exchange critical information on and off-site
Short for Standard Response Protocol – a universal color-coded event response protocol to facilitate rapid and coordinated action
✔ Live Updates
ALERT pushes updates once staff and students are locked down safely or have evacuated the building
✔ Real-Time Headcount
Real-Time Attendance Checks is a key feature in ALERT that lets emergency managers know who is safe and who needs help