New York School Safety

During times of school emergencies, from medical issues to serious threats, seconds truly make a difference. Getting the right information to the right person at the school and to public safety as quickly as possible is critical to minimize the negative effects of emergencies, including the potential for saving the lives of our most vulnerable.


The State of New York introduced Senate Bill S5117 which relates to providing critical incident mapping data relating to school safety plans.


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Why is School Safety Important?

School safety is crucial for the well-being and success of students, staff, and the entire school community. It is essential that schools take proactive measures to create a safe and secure learning environment.

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    Encourage Learning

    When students feel unsafe at school, they may not be able to focus on their studies, which can impact their academic performance and long-term success.

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    Protection from Harm

    Whether it be physical, emotional, or mental harm, students want to be protected while attending school, whether it be bullying, harassment, violence, and accidents.

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    Positive School Culture

    Students will feel more comfortable approaching teachers, students, and staff for help as well as participate in extracurricular activities.

What is Alyssa’s Law?

An immediate way for law enforcement to be notified of emergencies at school via silent alarms.

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How GeoComm Focuses on School Safety

GeoComm School Safety provides GIS-based indoor maps of schools aimed at supporting law enforcement, fire, and medical responders by providing a visual representation of indoor spaces to 9-1-1 call takers or dispatchers without additional work and planning from 9 to 1-1 entities in New York.

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"School safety is of high importance because schools are meant to be safe spaces for students to learn, grow, and develop their potential. At GeoComm, we are leading this initiative with the safety of students and staff in schools at the heart."

Jody Sayre, GeoComm Vice President of Public Safety GIS Content and Services

GeoComm’s School Safety Solution

GeoComm’s School Safety Solution nearly instantaneously links a 9-1-1 call or the press of a panic button to designated school personnel (e.g., SRO) and law enforcement, displays the caller’s location on a detailed indoor map and alerts others to the incident. This solution is a game-changer. Built using powerful GIS technology from Esri, GeoComm’s School Safety Solution serves as the foundation for additional system integrations such as access control, cameras, gun detection and pre-plan and training applications.

In addition, the indoor maps can be provisioned into public safety applications, resulting in greater interoperability. The indoor map acts as the hub, integrating capabilities which can have a significant effect on reducing response times and improving situational awareness.


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The New York State Center for School Safety

The New York State Center for School Safety, in cooperation with the New York State Education Department, provides professional development and technical assistance to school and district administrators, staff, students, parents, community members and Boards of Cooperative Education.


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How will GeoComm Provide Value to the New York State Education Department?

The legislation (S5117), as written today, funds the development of school mapping data that can be viewed in your existing public safety applications for emergency response. GeoComm’s School Safety Solution can help fulfill your school safety needs and is in compliance with the New York legislation.

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Why Public Safety Location Intelligence®?

There is more data available than ever before and it just keeps growing.  Public Safety Location Intelligence® from GeoComm provides a new way to get the right location information, on the right map, for the right people, at the right time, in order to respond to emergency calls faster.

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