What do you do when faced with an emergency situation to spread the word immediately without causing a panic? DIR-S is used almost every day in different situations our clients find themselves in.
When schools and organizations using DIR-S are all familiar with the application and have taken the time to become proficient with it, reaction times are cut down to mere minutes. As can be seen in the case study below, this school was able to react to the threat posed to them in a matter of minutes, when managing this same type of situation might have taken well over an hour to manage.
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LOCKOUT alert initiated at 8:32 a.m. by Responder Chris Trager.
8:33 a.m. (District Administrator): This is not a drill; I will keep you all informed here on DIR-S as I can.
8:35 a.m. (Responder): Report of person in the student parking lot waving a weapon out the window. Vehicle located unoccupied in the North student parking lot with an air soft gun inside. School remain in lockout while we investigate.
8:45 a.m. Alert ESCALATED to LOCKDOWN by Responder Chris Trager.
8:46 a.m. (Responder) For safety reasons we escalated to a lockdown. There were five students potentially involved. Working on getting them all contained.
8:54 a.m. (Responder): Lifting the LOCKDOWN. All students have been identified and contained. No weapons outstanding.
Because of DIR-S, this situation which could have caused a panic and taken hours to handle was completely taken care of in a matter of roughly 30 minutes. No one was harmed, and everyone involved in the situation was able to stay informed as to the information pertinent to them.
This video is about Setting up DIR-S Notifications on iPhone. Most of the questions we get are from clients wondering why they are not receiving notifications on their mobile devices. Most of the time this is because they have simply opted out of notifications. This video shows how to correctly set up your DIR-S (duress) notifications to ensure that you receive notifications when DIR-S is used.
In this video, we run through the steps a teacher, or "base user," should take when they receive a "Lockdown" alert on DIR-S (duress).
Since DIR-S is used often in high stress situations, we have gone to great lengths to make it as user friendly and simple of a process as possible. To aid in this, we provide in this video a step-by-step rundown of what to do.
In this video, we run through an example of how to conduct an Evacuation procedure from a smartphone using DIR-S (duress). Similar procedures are used when sending out other alert types from smartphones; this particular video is taken in the context of an evacuation.