The SAFE System is an alert notification system designed to work with Audio Enhancement’s classroom systems. Using the built-in alert button on the transmitter, a teacher wearing the pendant microphone can discreetly send a signal for help. An entire network is alerted to respond promptly and appropriately to the situation. The SAFE System consists of a receiver/amplifier unit, teardrop microphone, Monitoring Station, and either a Network Adapter or a security camera. It can be customized to process alert notifications according to each specific school district policy.
Regardless of the severity of the health emergency, all medical incidents need immediate and appropriate response. According to a statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, especially among children, with 70% of injury deaths occurring in school-aged youth (5–19 years of age). It is estimated that 10% to 25% of injuries to children occur while they are in school. In addition to injury-related emergencies, status asthmaticus, diabetic crises, status epilepticus, sudden cardiac death, and other medical emergencies can occur in students and staff at school.1” [emphasis added]
From allergic reactions to broken bones, sports injuries to chemical exposures, head or heart conditions, the SAFE System provides a way to get help.
Students threatening and harrassing others is an old problem that has become a national concern. According to StopBulling.gov, 28% of students in grades 6-12 experienced bullying2.
Furthermore, it isn’t students alone who can become subject to bullying – an article published on CNSNews states that “in November [of 2010], the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics quietly released a report—“Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010”—indicating that 145,100 public school teachers had been physically attacked by students at their schools in the course of a single school year and that another 276,700 public school teachers had been threatened with injury by a student in that school year3.” [emphasis added]
With the capabilities of the SAFE System, teachers and administrators are able to monitor, intervene and correct such behavior before it leads to tragic circumstances.
As pushing, shoving and name-calling occurs, it can often escalate into violent situations that affect more than the perpetrators and victims. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, “ten percent of students reported being in a fight on school property one to three times, 1 percent were in a fight on school property four to eleven times.4” The SAFE System gives school personnel the upper hand and the ability to step in before things get serious and students get seriously hurt.
Today’s schools face new challenges that extend far beyond simply teaching curriculum. The potential threats to a child’s safety are real – and they’re unpredictable. While many think “it can never happen here,” recent news stories show armed students or intruders showing up in the most unlikely of places. According to a document summarizing the Secret Service’s Safe School Initiative Report, there is “no accurate or useful profile of ‘the school shooter…‘”
Having an informed staff that can instantly summon authorities with the SAFE System can be the key to handling these extreme emergencies. In the same Secret Service document, it states “The findings clearly emphasize the importance of paying attention and listening to America’s young people. More than a handful of adults— parents, teachers, school administrators and counselors, coaches, and law enforcement—can make an important contribution to and play a key role in preventing violence on school grounds.5” [emphasis added]
Every day, teachers bring every tool at their disposal to help their students learn. Now, The SAFE System brings them the tools to keep their students safe.
Audio Enhancement offers customers the opportunity to come to their headquarters for hands-on training from our team of skilled professionals. The training covers everything you need to know to get SAFE System up and running in your school. Rob Crueiss of Clinton Learning had this to say of his experience:
“As always the team from Audio Enhancement were spectacular. Jared was a wonderful instructor; positive, thorough, knowledgeable, observant, and most importantly patient. I walked away feeling totally comfortable being able to communicate the technical aspects of SAFE and VIEWpath, along with new found ways to discuss the products with perspective customers. It was everything I was hoping to take out of this training.”
To learn how you can participate in a training, send us an email and you will receive the latest training schedule.
- MS-1000 Monitoring Station
- Alert Notification Button
- Front Office SAFE Package
- MS-200 Network Interface
- MS-400 Amplifier
- SAFE VMS
- SAFE Commander
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