Hundreds of New York schools to get panic alarms

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

County Executive Ed Mangano unveiled the new program at Carle Place High School on Tuesday. The system allows administrators to bypass 911 dispatch and connect directly with county police.

“This panic alarm, a two-way communicator, also will provide GPS coordinates,” Mangano said.

He said the county-funded program will provide each school with five wireless panic alarms, which are about the size of a pager.

“It is silent. It will just immediately open a mic,” Nassau County Deputy Commissioner Thomas Krumpter told WCBS 880′s Mike Xirinachs. “It’s a two-way mic and that will then provide the data.”

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