Using RTLS to Improve Security

By Doug

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At Idaho’s Skyview High School, when teachers and staff members have a possible emergency on their hands, they use a real-time location system (RTLS) to indicate the nature of the problem and their location, thereby making response times faster than for traditional methods of placing phone calls or calling for help. Approximately 100 employees at the high school wear Wi-Fi badges that can be used to call for help in the event of a security threat or medical emergency, and also trigger a lockdown. Learn why the facility opted to install the system, along with IR beacons, in order to help its resource officer and other staff members identify not only the nature of an emergency, but also its location. And hear how the system uses a color-coded solution to identify and prioritize the emergency’s nature.

Bradley Ford, School Resource Officer, Skyview High School; Mandy Petty, School Counselor, Skyview High School