Archive Tag: Emergency Notification

How to Keep a School Site Secure

School Site Safe

Providing a safe learning environment through ‘smart’ on-campus security is one of the most important responsibilities for schools across America. Over the past few years, school security has been prioritized with greater investment of time and resources in safety measures. It’s a school’s direct responsibility to implement solutions that consider the various nuances of a […]

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School Safety During an Emergency

School Lockdown

School Safety During an Emergency When an emergency strikes your school, the situation must be handled quickly and effectively to minimize further risk and incidents. Does your school provide a safe school environment during an emergency? It’s vital that each situation has been carefully planned for and that a comprehensive implementation plan is actioned. There’re […]

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What Teachers need to do in an emergency lockdown

What Teachers need to do in an emergency lockdown

Your worst nightmare is here. You’ve heard an alarm, there is an intruder in your school. Do you know what to do in a school emergency lockdown?

An emergency lockdown is used when a threat or incident occurs on the school premises. When a lockdown takes place, teachers must act quickly, and undertake tried and tested procedures and precautions to ensure a safe school environment for students.
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5 Ways to Improve Schools Safety

5 Ways to Improve Schools Safety

School safety is an ongoing and complicated issue for many schools in the US, whether you’re an educator, administrator, student or visitor, a school environment must always be safe, and schools must do everything in their power to prevent intruders and other potential dangers. It’s a school’s responsibility to build a positive and safe climate […]

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How to Protect Schools from Intruders

How to Protect Schools from Intruders

Every school has a duty of care to provide a safe environment for students and educators. School is more than just a place to prepare you for a job, it’s a place for students to grow, interact with others, develop their skills, and get a real education. It’s for this reason schools must provide a safe working and learning environment for students, to help them achieve their best academically and develop socially. One of the many responsibilities of schools is to take the necessary preventative measures and protocols to protect students from intruders by implementing an efficient safety plan. Here are some ways your school can protect students and educators from potential dangers like intruders. […]

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Eastern DataComm New Website Launched

EDC Website Blog Images

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newly designed website. Visit us at https://easterndatacomm.com/ to see the new website. After four months of work and commitment, we are delighted to reveal our new website officially on March 23, 2021. We wanted to make the new website user-friendly, easy to navigate and align with […]

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The Role of Technology in K-12 School Safety

Years ago, K-12 students had fire drills and “say no to drugs” programs. Some school districts also had students practice using emergency exits on buses. Today, there are lockdown drills to protect students against shooters and terrorists. There are extensive programs about bullying, sexual assault and weapons. Although serious violence is relatively rare, most schools […]

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Helping School Administrators Stay Connected on the Go

K-12 and higher education school administrators have become just as mobile as the learning environments in their schools. Administrators are constantly visiting classrooms and buildings, meeting with parents and teachers, attending professional development workshops, and collaborating with fellow education professionals. Administration is no more tied to a desk than a child’s education is. And like […]

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Why Multiple Modes of Communication Are Critical for Emergency Notification

In a crisis, seconds count. Panic and confusion can be deadly. Everyone vulnerable to danger must be alerted as quickly as possible, and advised whether to lockdown, shelter in place or evacuate. That’s one of the takeaways from the New Jersey School Security Task Force Report and Recommendations, published in July 2015. The result of […]

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