WHAT IS ALYSSA’S LAW
Time Saved = Lives Saved
Named after Alyssa Alhadeff, a victim of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy in Parkland, Florida, Alyssa’s Law addresses the issue of emergency response time with silent panic alert systems linked directly to first responders and law enforcement agencies.
Our Emergency Management Suite (EMS) includes the option of 911Cellular’s silent panic alert to help you comply with Alyssa’s Law. Better together, we are dedicated to providing school staff and students with crucial extra minutes that could mean the difference between safety and tragedy.
Where Does Alyssa’s Law Legislation Stand Nationwide?
Advocates of Alyssa’s Law believe that “time equals life” and that the installation of silent panic buttons will provide those crucial extra minutes that could mean the difference between safety and tragedy.
Passed into Law:
The bill was signed by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2020 and is already in effect.
The bill was signed by Governor Phil Murphy in 2019 and is already in effect.
The bill was signed by Governor Hochul in June 2022 and requires all schools to consider installing silent panic alarms.
The bill was signed by Governor Abbott in June 2023 and requires public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to put silent panic alert buttons in each classroom.
Currently in Process:
Bi-partisan legislation was introduced in the House in 2021 and is currently stalled in committee.
Legislation was introduced by Senator Tony Vargas in 2020. The bill is currently awaiting approval by the Education Committee.
Legislation was introduced by Representative Timothy Anderson in 2022 and is currently awaiting passage in the House.
Proposed Federal Law:
The ALYSSA Act and the Safer Schools Act of 2021
Both the ALYSSA Act and the Safer Schools Act of 2021 are currently in committee in Congress. Introduced by Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) and Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX-25), respectively, the bills would require schools to install silent panic buttons as well as conduct robust security and risk assessments to identify gaps in hard security and make necessary changes.
“During shootings, everyone is trying to call 911, and the 911 switchboard takes seconds to minutes to respond. The average school shooting takes six minutes or less, so those delays become a child’s or staff member’s life.” – Ilan Alhadeff, Alyssa’s father
What Safety Solutions are Available for Alyssa’s Law?
Navigate360 has the safety solutions you need to comply with Alyssa’s Law requirements. Our Emergency Management Suite (EMS) includes the option of 911Cellular’s silent panic alert that connects directly to first responders. This robust platform allows you to seamlessly communicate with staff and parents while verifying custody information through the Student Information System (SIS) integration to expedite the reunification of students and parents during a crisis.
Some Alyssa’s Law requirements include conducting safety risk assessments and making any physical security measures recommended. Navigate360’s Risk Assessment and Security Audit services send ASIS-certified PSP security professionals to your facilities to conduct a thorough review of your campus and any potential safety concerns.
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