Security software that allows school staff to quickly communicate and receive updates in an emergency will be installed in West Milford schools in September. The district joins the 100 other regional districts already using the system.
The Share911 system from Ramsey-based On Scene Technologies will cost the West Milford schools about $20,000 for 2018-19, records show.
The software-based system allows staff to trigger lockdowns remotely via internet-connected devices. Share911 also allows staff to communicate the location of a security threat or medical emergency and related information to other staff and emergency service dispatchers on desktops, tablets, and smartphones, said Raymond Bailey, chief operating officer and retired Ramsey deputy police chief.