Although much attention is being focused on lockdown systems to help SROs and CSOs better plan and prepare for emergency situations, one of the most critical components of an effective emergency response plan is often overlooked — communications. When combined with a lockdown solution, a well-conceived and properly implemented communications solution can provide responders with real-time information to help isolate threats, initiate the most appropriate response, and potentially save lives.

Sielox addresses the need for integrated emergency lockdown and notification capabilities by layering various systems to provide comprehensive and scalable solutions. This layered approach allows school administrators, security professionals and first responders to react quickly and gather as much information as quickly and easily as possible.

At the heart of this layered solution is Sielox CLASS™ (Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System). CLASS is an award-winning Emergency Notification and Response Solution that is accessible anywhere and anytime using a PC, tablet or smartphone over WAN, LAN, high speed cellular network or Wi-Fi. CLASS’ combined communication capabilities and accessibility dramatically improve situational awareness, saving time and potentially lives.

CLASS provides vital information to responders so they can manage a situation as it is unfolding. Administrators or any designated initiator can issue an emergency alert to notify responders of conditions in real time while communicating status via one of five programmable color-coded alert levels. This allows occupants within the facility to report status at their specific location that responders can view on facility maps on a room-by-room basis with color-coded conditions that update in real time.

CLASS also includes a chat feature enabling two-way communications between occupants and first responders to exchange detailed information or instructions. The versatile system can also issue specific Alert Level response instructions via email or text, and override any PC on the network to ensure the highest visibility of alert status.

When CLASS is layered with Sielox Pinnacle™ Advanced Access Control Solution or AnyWare™ Browser-Based Access Control Platform, it provides a comprehensive and highly effective first line of defense that can lock down a facility at moment’s notice. The combination of Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System combines with wireless lock integration from Allegion and ASSA ABLOY for immediate physical lockdown of any or all interior and perimeter doors.

These same solutions are also ideal for courthouses, higher education housing and administration facilities, and state, local and county government facilities – anywhere that has the potential need for a lockdown and crisis management solution.

Learn more about our powerful, and highly cost-effective lockdown and emergency notification solutions here: www.sielox.com/solutions/school-lockdown/

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