What is Alyssa’s Law?
In February 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed “Alyssa’s Law”. This law is named after Alyssa Alhadeff, a 14-year-old student who was killed during the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Alyssa’s Law requires public schools in New Jersey to install panic buttons inside each building. These buttons silently alert and notify law enforcement to active shooter situations on campus. They must also be approved by the Department of Education, and installed by a person licensed in New Jersey to engage in the alarm business.
How B Safe Meets And Exceeds The Alyssa’s Law Standard
Our panic buttons are monitored by our local monitoring station. In the event of an emergency, the monitoring station will dispatch the appropriate response unit. A standard button will notify the police to respond to a high school. B Safe’s central monitoring station would guide them to where the emergency is occurring. In the event of an emergency, every minute is important.
Can a system notify other teachers and staff that there is an emergency, even in other buildings?
Yes. Teachers are the first responders to a situation and B Safe’s system quickly alerts them to protect their classrooms and evacuate the building if necessary. This response allows teachers to take preventative steps faster.
Will the system provide critical data to first responders?
B Safe’s central monitoring passes along potentially life-saving data to the teams that need them. This helps police, fire and EMS teams to know where to go and how to get in a building faster during a crisis situation or emergency.
Is there funding available?
B Safe will walk you through every step of the funding process to build an all-encompassing security system that protects your students and staff. These systems include more than the panic button recommended by Alyssa’s Law, and include important devices such as access control readers and HD cameras.
How do we get started?
To schedule a walkthrough of your school or campus, reach out to B Safe’s school security specialist, Bob Shipman, by calling (856) 218-9400.