Make Mass Notifications Easier with Software Only Solutions
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Make Mass Notifications Easier with Software Only Solutions

With many industries facing post-COVID delays in acquiring equipment, it is no surprise the mass notification industry is experiencing a shortage of hardware. For many companies and schools, this presents a problem in filling the needs of their team members to stay in the know and communicate effectively. A software only solution is a great…

Integrated Solutions for Fire Prevention Month
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Integrated Solutions for Fire Prevention Month

Did you know that October is Fire Prevention Month? Layered Solutions is the perfect resource for notifying staff quickly, speeding up building evacuations and reducing response time from first responders. Let’s discuss the integrated technology that our team can work together with your existing systems to keep your school or organization safe from the threat…

Case Study: Rapid Mass Notifications at Franklin Township Schools
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Case Study: Rapid Mass Notifications at Franklin Township Schools

Integrating Disparate Mass Communication Technologies What if you could integrate all of the legacy intercom paging units in your school corporation to work seamlessly together in one app? Or, using that same app, activate one panic button to deploy critical messages to buildings across the entire district? How about viewing fire, lockdown or other emergency…

3 Tips for Back to School with Layered Solutions
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3 Tips for Back to School with Layered Solutions

It’s hard to believe but there are only a few short weeks until students across the country will be back to school campuses. Many chief technology officers and school principals/administrators have been prepping for the 2022-23 school year since summer break began, but there are a few tips concerning safety and communication that Layered Solutions…

5 Problems & Solutions: School Security & Daily Operations

5 Problems & Solutions: School Security & Daily Operations

As safety threats evolve, chances are your school, district or university is now dusting off and upgrading emergency response tools and processes on your campus(es). Given the financial limitations typical of school budgets, it’s worth noting the same school security technology that helps you minimize loss in a crisis can also improve daily operations, productivity,…

Dept of Justice: 10 Essential Actions for Student Safety

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released Ten Essential Actions to Improve Student Safety, aimed at preventing and mitigating violence on school campuses. In this post, we sum up those 10 actions, linking to the full report and other resources below. The 10 essential actions are as follow: Comprehensive school safety…

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Layered Solutions to Overhaul Intercom Systems at Lawrence Township Schools

News release, September 21, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS — Layered Solutions, an Indianapolis-based provider of integrated emergency and routine communications, was chosen to update school intercom systems for the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Indiana. In doing so, school staff will have two-way communications from classrooms to front desks. The technology will also enable school leaders to…

School Technology Integrations: 3 Ways to Improve Student Safety, Engagement

Rising risks and shrinking budgets have long been challenges to student safety and adequate emergency management in schools from K-12 to higher ed. Then came COVID-19. Risks skyrocketed, priorities shifted, and you’ve been forced to cook up new ways to serve your school community. There’s the challenge of keeping students and staff healthy, of course….

Mandatory Panic Buttons at Schools: Will Alyssa’s Law Go Nationwide?

Mandatory Panic Buttons at Schools: Will Alyssa’s Law Go Nationwide?

Alyssa’s Law, which requires schools to have silent panic alarms installed and linked to local law enforcement, is now on the books in New Jersey, and is pending in New York and Florida. Federal legislation could take it nationwide. What is Alyssa’s law and how does it involve emergency mass notification technology? Named for Parkland…

School Security: Better Emergency Response on a Tight Budget

As school budgets shrink and safety risks rise, keeping students, staff and visitors safe is a BIG job — one that often exceeds the time, funding and skill sets you have available. Understandably, reading up on emergency management advice often highlights how far you still have to go, and the gaps you can’t do much…