CNN Features the SAFE System

LOCAL COMPANY WHO OFFERS REAL SOLUTIONS
FOR SCHOOL SAFETY IS FEATURED ON CNN

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Offering solutions for school safety, Audio Enhancement has been featured on Thursday, December 20, 2012’s CNN Headline News Evening Express program talking about its SAFE System™ (Security Alert For Education).

Interviewed by a CNN crew at a school in Newton County, Georgia, where the SAFE System is installed, Mr. Anderson, President of Audio Enhancement, described how the SAFE System was created to protect students and teachers by instantly notifying the proper authorities when a crisis may occur in the classroom. Video cameras connected to the network provide a live feed from the site and monitoring stations assure that first responders know exactly what is going on behind closed doors. This real-time information is accessible across the Internet, delivered to computers, laptops, smartphones or tablet devices, so critical decisions can be made to prevent tragedies.

Schools are looking for that extra layer of protection. “Technologies like the SAFE System can be leveraged to keep our children safe,” said Gregory Thomas, Former Executive Director of the Office of School Safety and Planning New York City Department of Education. “The SAFE System can be an important tool to . . . summon help in the first few critical minutes during any classroom- or school-based situation.”

Because not all emergencies involve weapons and violence, the SAFE System assists with day-to-day situations, such as bullying, fights, and medical conditions. “The majority of situations involve a teacher needing assistance handling a disruptive student or breaking up a scuffle. A principal or other administrative staff member can be in the classroom in moments to prevent the escalation of an incident,” Mr. Anderson said. “Medical emergencies can be as varied as asthma attacks to a seizure. The SAFE System can help the teacher to summon assistance in any of these situations.”

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Jeff Anderson, President of Audio Enhancement is available for interviews through Jessica Bevard, Jessica.Bev[email protected] The SAFE System is a product of Audio Enhancement and is not intended to prevent emergencies, but have been created to alert schools of potential problems and threats so that administration can respond quickly and appropriately. Further information about the SAFE System can be found at SAFESystemClassroom.com or by calling 1-855-616-2357. Audio Enhancement, its agents, employees, subsidiaries, affiliates and parent companies are exempt from any loss, damage, injury or other consequences arising directly or indirectly from the application of our equipment.

Making Schools A Safer Place Is The Main Motivation For Utah Company

Contact: Jessica Bevard
Direct: 855.616.2357
E-mail: [email protected]

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The heart-breaking incident in Newtown, Connecticut has once again brought national attention to the issue of school safety and security. School officials are fully aware that the threat is real and unpredictable, but the challenge of how to respond in the most effective way possible remains. An innovative Salt Lake City-based company has created a system that, when used properly, can be a critical layer in the overall security strategy for schools.

The SAFE System (Security Alert For Education) from Audio Enhancement has the capability to instantly notify the proper authorities when a life-threatening situation occurs. Video cameras connected to the network provide a live feed from the site and teacher microphones assure that first responders know exactly what is going on behind closed doors. This real-time information is accessible across the Internet, delivered to computers, laptops, smartphones or tablet devices so critical decisions can be made to prevent tragedies.

“We are profoundly saddened by the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School.” Audio Enhancement President, Jeff Anderson said, “we grieve with a saddened nation alongside all of the families, especially those that have lost their precious little children. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

Because not all emergencies involve weapons and violence, the SAFE System assists with day-to-day situations, such as bullying, fights, and medical conditions. “Most incidents are not as frightening as those in Connecticut. The majority of situations involve a teacher needing assistance handling a disruptive student or breaking up a scuffle. Someone from the school office can be in the classroom in moments to prevent the escalation of an issue,” Mr. Anderson said. “Medical emergencies can be as trivial as a paper cut or as serious as a seizure. The SAFE System can help the teacher to summon assistance in any of these situations.”

“After a tragic incident like this, there is a tendency to take steps that may only provide temporary, ‘soothing solutions’ that will give the illusion that schools are safer,” said Gregory Thomas, Former Executive Director of the Office of School Safety and Planning New York City Department of Education, “I do not think that we need to develop a whole new set of security procedures to respond to this kind of threat because many schools are already working hard to prepare their students and staff for campus-based emergencies, as evidenced in the quick action taken by the staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School, ushering many of their students to safety. The SAFE System can be an important tool to . . . summon help in the first few critical minutes during any classroom or school-based emergency.”

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Jeff Anderson, President of Audio Enhancement is available for interviews through Jessica Bevard, [email protected] The SAFE System is a product of Audio Enhancement and is not intended to prevent emergencies, but has been created to alert schools of potential problems and threats so that administration can respond quickly and appropriately. Further information about the SAFE System can be found at SAFESystemClassroom.com or by calling 1-855-616-2357. Audio Enhancement, its agents, employees, subsidiaries, affiliates and parent companies are exempt from any loss, damage, injury or other consequences arising directly or indirectly from the application of our equipment.

The SAFE System™ by Audio Enhancement Named a District Administration Magazine 2012 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product

This year, DA readers nominated a record number of products
that have made a positive difference in their school districts.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – December 1, 2012 — The SAFE System™ by Audio Enhancement has been selected as a 2012 District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product. With more than 1,000 nominations this year, a new record, the winners were selected by the editors of District Administration and were based upon both the quantity of nominations and the quality of reader descriptions. The complete list of winners have been announced online and in the December issue of District Administration magazine.

 

Audio Enhancement’s SAFE System (Security Alert For Education) is used in schools across the country.  It has the capability to instantly notify school administration and the proper authorities when a situation occurs in a classroom.  The system starts with a discreet button-press from the teacher microphone.  First responders are notified with an audible and visual alert signal on the SAFE System Monitoring Station unit, who can then listen to a live audio feed from the classroom.  Live video streaming of the classroom is also available with an optional security camera upgrade.  This real-time information can be delivered to computers, laptops, smartphones or tablet devices so critical decisions can be made instantly.

 

“We are proud to have been recognized by District Administration magazine,” Audio Enhancement CEO, Jeff Anderson said.  “The incident notification provided by the SAFE System is even more critical today for educators, and earning a spot on this distinguished list helps spread the word about how our system can help schools manage any situation.”

 

The annual District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products award recognizes leaders in the education industry, and provides superintendents and other senior school district leaders with the unique opportunity to learn what products their colleagues around the country are using, and how these products contribute to the success of their districts.

 

“The record number of nominations we received this year was astonishing,” says District Administration’s executive editor, Odvard Egil Dyrli. “There were so many excellent recommendations from school administrators who shared how the products made significant differences in their districts, and choosing the Top 100 proved to be challenging and difficult. We are delighted to announce the honorees for 2012 and trust that the list will be a valuable resource for our readers.”

 

About Audio Enhancement
Founder Claudia Anderson began Audio Enhancement in 1978 with the simple idea that “learning begins with hearing.” As pioneers of infrared audio technology, Audio Enhancement brings understanding and success to both students and teachers.  The SAFE System was developed to work in conjunction with the classroom audio systems to provide security and peace of mind for administrators, educators, students and parents.  Today, Audio Enhancement continues to be owned and operated by the Anderson Family.  For more information, please visit www.AudioEnhancement.com or call toll-free, 800.383.9362.

About District Administration
District Administration is the leading provider of smart management solutions for K12 administrators at school districts throughout the United States, and is the most-closely followed and most-widely read information source in the industry, bringing top-quality journalism to the unique issues, challenges and opportunities faced by K12 district executives. For more information, visit www.DistrictAdministration.com.

Contact:
Ovard Egil Dyrli
Executive Editor
District Administration magazine
[email protected]

CLASSROOM SAFETY TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM: PEACE OF MIND IN A BOX – April 15, 2011

SAFE System Classroom meets the growing demand for safer school environments with the release of The SAFE System™, a classroom security solution designed to give teachers and parents peace of mind.
With the release of The SAFE System (Security Alert For Education), technology designed to meet the safety demands and needs of educators across the United States, has become available for sale to the general public. The long awaited SAFE System, built to work with the Panasonic A+ Classroom Audio System, is an emergency alert solution that gives teachers and school administrators the ability to quickly assess and react to a variety of emergency situations in the classroom. With a simple and discreet push of a button on a pendant style microphone that comes with the system, teachers can inconspicuously send a signal for help without arousing suspicion or escalating a potentially volatile situation. The system was designed to provide peace of mind for teachers, parents and school administrators by giving them one less thing to worry about in the classroom.

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