IE 11 Not Supported

For optimal browsing, we recommend Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.

Navigate360 Cloud Platform Updates Standards for K-12 Safety

An Ohio company that provides cloud-based security software for schools and other public agencies has launched a new safety and security suite that aligns with state mandates and connects various aspects of surveillance.

Security cameras outside a school.
With the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, still fresh in the minds of many, security has become a paramount concern of late in K-12 schools across the U.S. In the months since the May shooting, more than a handful or major districts have piloted new safety programs, and potential bills in Texas may lead to bulletproof shields and funding for school safety. Noting this trend, a company in Ohio that focuses on protecting school districts with a cloud-based platform last week announced it has upped its standards to ensure K-12 schools are secure.

Navigate360 last week launched a new safety and security suite to help school districts stay compliant with updated state mandates, the company said in a news release. The company said the suite integrates its Visitor and Volunteer and Emergency Management systems with panic buttons that adhere to Alyssa’s Law standards — a legislated mandate for public elementary and high schools to be equipped with silent panic alarms to alert law enforcement in the event of an emergency. The cloud-based suite also provides 360-degree views and site maps of a campus, and everyone on it.

“School safety is a complex, multifaceted issue,” Navigate360 Chief Executive Officer JP Guilbault said in a public statement. “We’re … providing a modern, connected platform that eliminates schools’ functional and data silos by integrating visitor, volunteer and emergency management into a single platform with Alyssa’s Law-compliant panic buttons. This is the new standard for modern school safety.”

The suite’s features include an integration with student information systems to improve information verification; a more streamlined communication tool for staff, families and law enforcement; tracking of tardiness and early releases of students; a dashboard giving front-office staffers the ability to maintain oversight of people coming onto campus; pre-populated drills aligned with district and state requirements; and a comprehensive view of the campus through site mapping and drawing, ultimately allowing law enforcement to better assess emergency situations and establish entry and exit points for safety.

In addition to the platform update, Navigate360 also offers training courses such as the ALICE active shooter response and certification trainings; Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guide (CSTAG) training; National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) training; and courses on suicide awareness and prevention.