Author: Stephanie B. - Community Outreach Consultant
Security on a Divided Corporate Campus
Security is a high priority in a corporate office environment. Often, corporate offices are spread out over different floors and/or buildings, much like a campus environment. Working in a campus setting can be difficult to maintain a high level of security, with multiple buildings housing employees of a single company. There are many precautions that can be taken to protect employees, but it can be more difficult to communicate if employees are spread throughout an extended area.
Restricting access can only do so much in preventing unauthorized parties from entering an area. Most corporate facilities have areas where the general public can enter without any special access. If an active shooter incident were to occur, there would need to be a way to inform key personnel that the safety of the campus has been compromised. Such notifications often initiate a campus lockdown or evacuation protocols.
Though Shot Tracer cannot prevent a shooting from taking place it is a critical tool in a crisis situation. Shot Tracer’s line of products are designed to notify key personnel immediately in the event of an active shooter. Rapid notification allows security personnel the much-needed time to secure the campus. The advanced technology provides near-instant alerts with time, location and number of shots. This information is put in the hands of building officials and law enforcement in order to eliminate the threat. Shot Tracer has available options for both indoor and outdoor sensors.
Time is critical in an active shooter event. Clear, accurate information is imperative to ensuring that everyone on the campus is safe. The provided information is also vital to law enforcement, shortening their response times and allowing them to better track the situation. Emergency personnel are better prepared when they receive accurate information so they are able to address the situation more effectively.
There may also be a situation where an employee is the culprit. This employee may have access to everywhere and everyone on campus. They may also have knowledge of existing safety protocols that employees would be directed to follow in an emergency. Shot Tracer is able to detect the movement of the shooter to notify those in danger. The devices could be placed in the various buildings throughout campus as well as outdoor space. The constant tracking and flow of information is available instantly to all users, regardless of location.
The reality of modern society is that active shooter situations or threats are not going away. Shot Tracer is not able to prevent an active shooter event, but provides the key tools which are critical for a timely response. Shot Tracer’s goal is to provide a cost-effective solution to help save lives when an active shooter event takes place. The technology provides instantaneous alerts with the time, location, and number of shots to law enforcement and surrounding medical facilities.
By providing this vital information to law enforcement and medical personnel/first responders, threats are eliminated quickly and as a result lives are saved.