DALLAS, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- eTrak, the developer of the smallest reliable GPS on the market, announced they will be providing security safety devices to Carroll ISD in Southlake, Texas to help teachers and employees feel safer in their work environment and to provide a quicker response if an emergency situation should occur.
"We're excited in Carroll ISD to be partnering with eTrak to improve communications and our emergency response time in the event of a school crisis," said Julie Thannum, Assistant Superintendent for Board and Community Relations. "We believe the device is small enough to be worn comfortably and without much notice, while giving our employees a stronger sense of confidence that if they were to find themselves in a difficult or troublesome situation, they could reach out instantly for help."
School violence has reached a tragic status in the United States. In 2012, 16 school shootings took place, killing and injuring numerous teachers and students. While a school shooting is the worst-case scenario, daily occurrences such as bullying or physical altercations still take place. A reported 7% of teachers say they have been threated while at school. Without a way to protect themselves or alert appropriate authorities, many of these teachers feel uncomfortable and defenseless in these situations.
eTrak gives teachers and school administrators peace of mind knowing they are always connected. The small device allows a teacher to quickly and discretely notify authorities in the event of an emergency by simply pressing the Alert Button. Once pressed, the device sends a discrete message to predetermined authorities alerting them that help is needed and where the occurrence is. The device is also capable of alerting other teachers and staff, allowing them to lock down their territory or assist the situation. The eTrak device cuts down emergency response time with its alert button, and helps maintain order in times of disarray with its silent alert notifications.
"While some schools have an emergency system in place that takes 5 minutes or longer, the eTrak Emergency Alert system sends a notification within seconds of the first sign of danger. This time savings will provide a much faster response time from first responders, and thereby potentially minimizing injuries to school employees and children. " CEO John Harris
Founded in 2011, eTrak was originally created to help parents and caretakers of children with Autism and Down Syndrome, the elderly who suffer from Dementia or Alzheimer's and other special needs--many of whom are prone to wandering. eTrak's patented hybrid tracking devices use technology to instantly locate the person on an online map from any smartphone or computer. Today, eTrak helps consumers, educators and businesses around the world protect loved ones and valuable assets. For more information, please visit www.etrak.com.