MONTGOMERY, AL – October 22, 2019 – Members of the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), and nSide announced the official implementation of a new program for mass communication systems within schools. After assessing local and district wide systems, nSide proposed an effort to expand connection across a broad scope of officials while minimizing the disruption of existing procedures at-hand.
This project, named the Alabama Emergency Alert System for Education or AEASE, is a mass notification system that aims to integrate school systems into one unifying platform. AEASE, powered by nSide|Notify, is a critical foundation for the following: threat assessment, tips, direct alerts to 911 call centers, event analysis, trend spotting, and the progression of future tactics.
Dr. Steve McKinney, nSide Founder and CEO, shared this remark, “We have created a network that leverages every mass communication system, in every school in the state of Alabama, and hooks them all together into a singular network that allows first responders, from the state level to the local level, to have a better picture of what’s going on in real time.”
McKinney advised Alabama schools to complete their next-step, by adding a phone number to their existing rapid notification system. In turn, allowing the new platform to receive all emergency alerts for widespread data compilation and alerts communication. Alabama is first in the nation to utilize this safety platform and begin establishing fluid communication between law enforcement and schools in the event of any emergency.
nSide looks forward to the completion of phase one and their continued collaboration with ALEA and ALSDE. For more information on this project, contact Dr. Steve McKinney at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-800- 604-1822.