What is Alyssa's Law?
Alyssa’s Law is named after Alyssa Alhadeff, one of 17 students who lost their lives during a tragic school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in 2018. After a thorough investigation, it was noted that “insufficient response time” was a critical factor in preventing lives lost. Alyssa’s Law proactively works to counter gun violence by requiring elementary and secondary school buildings to implement preventative security measures. The law specifically requires warning lights and silent panic alarms that directly link to law enforcement to notify them of any emergency.
What is a silent panic alarm?
A silent panic alarm allows authorized personnel to instantly alert law enforcement of an emergency with a manual panic button or a human-less response activated through gunshot detection which minimizes response time. Honeywell’s duress button seamlessly integrates into a school’s security system allowing school staff to better react and respond during life threatening situations.
Every Second Counts
Honeywell provides integrated school security solutions to meet the Alyssa’s Law requirement. School staff and first responders can quickly access critical information necessary during an emergency event. With gunshot event detection and active shooter countermeasure technology, the system automatically dials 911 with a recorded message for law enforcement to eliminate delays in response to a crisis. Other features include immediate lockdown capabilities; livestream floor plan of a school indicating location of the shooter to law enforcement; and instant updates to mass notification systems.
A silent panic alarm can integrate with existing security solutions to create an ecosystem that directly notifies law enforcement of emergency events.
Our systems provide an automatic response that allows security personnel, law enforcement, and school attendees to quickly access real-time data for informed decision making.
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Honeywell security experts worked with Martinsville, Va., schools to implement technology that improved situational awareness and prepared them for life-threatening emergencies.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Alyssa’s Law has been passed in Florida and New Jersey. The bill is known as the Leilah Hernandez Act in Texas and has been signed into law.
Unfortunately, school gun violence is a continued concern across the country, making it critical to proactively assess schools’ security systems and remediate any potential gaps. Integrating safety solutions into schools’ emergency protocols can potentially help mitigate life-threatening emergency situations.