Texas School Safety

Texas House Bill 3, signed into law in 2023, requires each Texas school district and open-enrollment charter school to provide emergency response maps to the Department of Public Safety and all appropriate local law enforcement agencies and emergency first responders.

These emergency response maps must:

  1. be an accurate map of each district campus and school building that is developed and documented in accordance with the standards described by Section 37.351 related to developing site and floor plans, access control, and exterior door numbering
  2. provide an opportunity to conduct a walk-through of each district campus and school building using the map

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Our Work with School Districts

  • Concho Valley Council of Governments (CVCOG), Texas Exploring a New Way to Make Schools Safer Using GIS

    CVCOG provides emergency communications services for approximately 16,300 square mile region in West Texas, supporting 15 Public Service Answering Points (PSAPs) within the thirteen-county region.

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    Denco 9-1-1 Brings Indoor Maps to Schools, Providing 9-1-1 Actionable Location Information

    Denco Area 9-1-1 District (Denco 9-1-1), providing 9-1-1 services to nearly 800,000 people in 33 jurisdictions throughout North Texas, recently worked with GeoComm to bring indoor maps to 86 K-12 public schools throughout the region.

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    Tri-County School Safety Pilot Project

    The Tri-County School Safety Pilot Project aimed to create detailed GIS indoor maps of seven pilot schools in the Tri-County area to improve response times to school incidents. The maps were shared with dispatch centers to be used in their 9-1-1 applications.

 

Denco School Safety

GeoComm School Safety

Accelerate school incident response with trusted and patented technology for superior indoor visualization. GeoComm School Safety empowers your school and community with a dynamic footprint for a more unified, effective, and responsive security. This 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.

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.

 

Technology Features

 

  • Indoor Mapping Icon

    Provides detailed indoor maps of schools and surrounding grounds, and key information needed by school safety authorities, public safety agencies, and first responders for streamlining and reducing response times to emergencies inside of schools.

  • AWS Technology Icon

    Wide availability throughout GeoComm School Safety applications, as well as to API’s that can deliver the data to an application of your choice.

  • Civilian Locator Icon

    Integrates with GeoComm Vertical Location Services which provides an accurate floor-level estimate of the location of a 9-1-1 caller or emergency alert.

  • Track Responders Icon

    Empowers school safety personnel and local first responders with up-to-the-minute, highly precise and accurate location information and school maps, including indoor maps.

 

 

How will GeoComm Provide Value to the Texas School Districts?

The legislation (HB 3), as written today, funds the development of school mapping data that can be viewed in your existing public safety applications for emergency response. GeoComm School Safety can help fulfill your school safety needs and is in compliance with the Texas legislation.

 

State Funds Provided for Emergency Response Mapping

GeoComm *is* an approved vendor of school safety technology and equipment.

“The List:” The agency, or if designated by the agency, the Texas School Safety Center, shall establish and publish a directory of approved vendors of school safety technology and equipment a school district may select from when using funds allocated under this section. If a school district uses funds allocated under this section to purchase technology or equipment from a vendor that is not included in the directory, the district must solicit bids from at least three vendors before completing the purchase.

 

 

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