From the Wires
Ohio Company Provides Advanced Security Product to 21 Ohio School Districts
NaviGateTM Prepared Links First Responders to School Maps, Floor Plans
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 22, 2013 10:01 AM
NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, an Ohio company is making it possible to keep local children safer. Announced Friday at a meeting of the superintendents of the East Central Ohio Education Service Center (ECOESC), Lauren Innovations will provide NaviGate Prepared, its emergency preparedness product, to 21 school districts across four Ohio counties.
"Shootings are a real fear, and we must do everything we can to make our schools safer," said President of Lauren Innovations Bennett Fierman, Ph.D. "We have a technology that can significantly mitigate risk to school children. To continue our commitment to our local community, we are compelled to provide this simple and affordable solution to area schools."
During emergency situations, the key to optimizing response time is having real-time access to up-to-date information, such as maps and floor plans. NaviGate Prepared:
NaviGate™ by Lauren Innovations is a proven solution for commercial settings and is SAFETY Act designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an anti-terrorism-level technology.
"NaviGate is already protecting more than 1,100 locations across America and abroad. After the tragic events in Newtown, Conn., we wanted to create a version for school environments," Fierman said.
"Safety and security are our highest priority," said Curtis Clough, superintendent of Strasburg-Franklin Local Schools, an early adopter of NaviGate Prepared. "We look forward to welcoming first responders into our schools to learn our emergency procedures."
Installation in Belmont, Carroll, Harrison and Tuscarawas county school districts will begin immediately.
For a list of participating schools, call: 866.861.7400. To learn more, visit: www.NaviGatePrepared.com.
SOURCE Lauren Innovations
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