To achieve full effectiveness beyond the physical components, security dealers and integrators should work with administrators to make EMDS part of a school’s overall strategy by promoting proper practices and training to better face and respond to bullies, threats and violent incidents. In its most effective form, an EMDS will help create a culture that does not tolerate violence and supports an effective response system in the event of a threatening incident.
Mark Jarman is president of Inovonics, a provider of high-performance wireless sensor networks for people protection systems, such as Enterprise Mobile Duress (EMD), commercial and life safety applications. Reach him at email@example.com. Request more info about Inovonics at www.securityinfowatch.com/10213994.