New Software Changes The Way Police Are Alerted About Threats In Schools

In Force Technology

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DANVERS, Mass. (WBZ-AM) — A company in Danvers has developed software that aims to change the way police are alerted to active shooters and other emergencies at schools.

In Force Technology, LLC has been set up in five Massachusetts communities, including Worcester and Peabody. A school staff member can get crucial information directly to police units in less than 12 seconds.

“Not only are we notifying law enforcement, we’re informing or alerting everyone else in the building simultaneously about what’s happening. So, now every staff member is aware of the threat in the situation, what the threat is, where it may be in the building. And then, based on that information, they can take the appropriate course of action,” company CEO, Brandon Flanagan, said.

The year-old company’s platform can also be found in New Hampshire and Maine.

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) reports

 

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