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July 07, 2014

South Carolina School Installs Tattletale Panic System to Protect Teachers and Students

Westerville, Ohio-based Tattletale portable alarm systems has been widely known for protecting equipment that is often considered at risk, such as utility substations, military assets, and high value construction sites. As technology evolves, so has tattletale’s ability to protect the most valuable possessions – including lives.

The company’s latest inclusion, the Tattletale Panic System, claims to reduce the police response time in the event of a life threatening situation. As installed by Argus Agents, Inc., the tattletale “panic button” technology is most suitable at schools and colleges and works seamlessly with current existing school technology infrastructure, and does not require a complicated and costly installation.

Packages come with “panic button” pendants for teachers, receivers that can pinpoint where the alarm was triggered within half of a mile, and continual monitoring from tattletale systems. To prevent a false alarm, both buttons must be pressed by the classroom teacher at the exact same time. The alarm then notifies the school administration, tattletale monitoring, and the local police of where and when the emergency is taking place.

The base unit resides in a centrally located office while others will be given a small wireless panic button to carry in person. It works like a silent bank alarm, alerting police and key personnel simultaneously at the touch of a button.

Considering the students and teaches safety, School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties have installed Tattletale Panic System as precautionary step.

"There is nothing more important than the safety of our students," said district spokesperson Mark Bounds. School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties, located on the western side of Columbia, S.C., recently announced that it will pilot an extra security measure at Leaphart Elementary School.

Bounds added that they heard about this new technology, and wanted to test it in one of our schools.

The new system provides administrators with a direct line to law enforcement agencies in case of emergency.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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