Functioning phone/intercom system, check.
Evacuation maps in every room, check.
Security cameras in the halls, check.
Something tying all of those together to keep up to date communications open with everyone involved throughout any incident…?
This is where DIR-S comes in. School security is incredibly important and having up to date hardware and protocols is imperative for any school and are worth their weight in gold when it comes to keeping students and faculty safe. Often times the thing that schools still find themselves lacking in is something that will tie together everything that they already have.
Every time we present DIR-S to school or other facilities, we make it clear that it is not meant to replace whatever security systems or protocols they might already have in place.
For example, security cameras and auto locking doors are an excellent thing for schools to be outfitted with. When faced with a real-life situation, locked doors and cameras can do a lot, but having clear and effective communication throughout the situation is irreplaceable.
Schools are faced with a wide variety of different kinds of situations on a regular basis. DIR-S has been proven time and time again in keeping open communications among teachers, officials, and responders. This has made it so that response time to emergencies has been cut down drastically in schools that have implemented DIR-S and taken it seriously.
Recently, DIR-S was used in a school when a fight broke out among students after school.
The school principal sent out an alert on DIR-S as soon as he received word that the fight had broken out, and the school resource officer and surrounding faculty was instantly notified.
The school resource officer and principal were able to stay in active communication while handling the entire situation.
Fights are something that all schools find themselves handling on a regular basis, and they need to be handled in the most effective and quick way possible.
Everything a school can do to help their school safety is good, but they need to all be able to work together effectively, and that is exactly what DIR-S does.