Why Apps Are Not Enough: How Holistic, Comprehensive Approaches to School Safety Save Lives

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Why Apps Are Not Enough: How Holistic, Comprehensive Approaches to School Safety Save Lives

Join Eastern DataComm for a Complimentary Live Educational Webinar entitled,

Why Apps Are Not Enough: How Holistic, Comprehensive Approaches to School Safety Save Lives

Event Summary

In the wake of numerous school shootings nationwide, it is becoming a hard-learned, but valuable lesson for many school administrators and law enforcement officials that effective lockdown response goes far beyond just app-based notifications.
This webinar provides school district stakeholders with a wealth of information that details why these app-based systems, when used in isolation, often fall short, referencing the Uvalde tragedy as a case study. The insights shared are aimed to empower school leaders with the information they need to foster safer campuses through the use of integrated technology solutions like emergency notification, phone and paging systems, access control, and video surveillance.

Eastern DataComm’s School Safety Advisor, Paul Jenne, along with Superintendent of Maywood Public Schools, Mike Jordan, discuss:

  • The importance of recognizing and addressing school-specific complexities and vulnerabilities
  • The major limitations of phone application-only emergency notification solutions
  • The key features of a comprehensive emergency notification and response system
  • How a robust school safety ecosystem, complete with integrated technology, is the best approach to achieving a well-protected school campus

Agenda at a Glance

  • Introduction: Meet Our Presenters
  • What Are Phone App-Based Notification Solutions?
  • What Are the Major Limitations School Officials Need to be Aware Of?
  • The Value of Recognizing School-Specific Vulnerabilities and Complexities
  • Key Features of a Comprehensive Emergency Notification and Response System
  • Take-Away Summary
  • Audience Q&A

Duration: 30 Minutes

Recorded on November 17, 2022

Learning Objectives | Topics for exploration

This webinar covers three core concepts related to application-based emergency notification systems, their limitations, and what approaches are better suited for fostering safer schools with the intent of providing school leaders with the insight they need to prevent future tragedies.

Intended Audience

This webinar provides helpful information for key school district stakeholders including:

  • K–12 Superintendents and Business Administrators
  • School District IT Professionals
  • School Safety and Security Professionals
  • Higher Education Administrators
  • Those entrusted with ensuring the safety of school district students, faculty, and staff within your district


Paul Jenne

Eastern DataComm Sales Manager & School Safety Advisor

Paul Jenne leads business development at Eastern DataComm, a safety and communications company that has served school districts, businesses, and municipalities for over 30 years. As a father of three, school safety is a topic that is near and dear to Paul’s heart. Paul has worked with hundreds of schools, teaching them how to create safer environments by leveraging effective technology. His goal is to help customers improve their day-to-day communications, but most importantly, assist them with finding cost-effective technological solutions to ensure they are best equipped to keep their communities safe.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is the Superintendent of the Maywood Public School District in Bergen County.  He has served in that capacity for the past 14 years. Prior to his tenure in Maywood he served as Principal of Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, Associate Principal of Indian Hills High School, Assistant Principal of Summit High School, and teacher at Seton Hall Prep.  Michael was named Bergen County Superintendent of the Year in 2020 and in 2021 was awarded the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Michael has served the students and families of Maywood while also being involved with County and State organizations including being the President of both the Bergen County Association of School Administrators and of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators Legislative Committee. Michael continues to advocate for both the Special Olympics and the Tomorrows Children’s Institute for Pediatric Cancer in both a professional and personal capacity. Michael and his wife Michelle, who is a mathematics teacher at Leonia High School, have two children and are residents of Maywood.

A Special “Thank You” from Eastern DataComm: All Attendees Receive a Complimentary School Safety Consultation!

When you register for this educational experience, you become eligible to receive a complimentary School Safety Consultation with our School Safety Advisors.