Louisburg Library Empowered By SafeDefend System

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The Louisburg Library is one of SafeDefend’s most recent clients. Kiersten Allen, a librarian, first heard of the security system when CEO Jeff Green presented his idea to the Rotary Club of Louisburg.

The Library chose the SafeDefend system because, “the initial finger-swipe instantly alerts law enforcement that there is danger. It is also an all-encompassing tool to help calm and empower staff in the event of a violent intruder,” said Allen.

SafeDefend’s price was within the libraries annual budget and seen as, “an excellent use of resources,” according to the librarian.

Before the implementation of the SafeDefend system, Allen shared that the person closest to a phone would need the wherewithal to do an all-page through the phone

Now with a new security plan in place Allen says, “the staff [feels] much more comfortable. The box [has become] less of an idea and more of an actual tool that they [are] confident that each of them [can] use effectively and without assistance.”

The library holds monthly Librarians in Action meetings. Jeff attended a meeting and took the entire time to allow staff to handle all of the equipment and to ask questions. The library intends to repeat a train session quarterly.

Overall Allen says that the staff feels, “much more confident and empowered,” now that the SafeDefend system is in place and running.

Two Kansas City Companies Team Up To Save Kids’ Lives

School staff, students and families are increasingly at risk to the threat of an active shooter situation, and schools are scrambling to find money to protect their students and staff in an era of extremely tight budgets. RAZ Mobile, a mobile fundraising platform used by nonprofits across the U.S., andSafeDefend, a new startup founded by a former, Kansas elementary school principal, are working together to provide schools and parents with the option for a quality safety solution. SafeDefend’s Personnel Protection System can now be completely or partially funded through RAZ Mobile’s fundraising platform. The system starts at about $15,000 annually per school per year.

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Michael Scott, a parent for children at Curé of Ars Catholic School in Leawood, Kan., said, “As a parent I want to know my children are in the safest school environment possible. Contributing to fund a system like SafeDefend makes sense to me as it substantially enhances the safety and security of my kids’ school. Curé is just one of the many schools that will be able to use the new system.”

 

Jeff Green, CEO and founder of SafeDefend, said, “Right now, the news media is reporting on school shootings and companies that hope to prevent injuries. As a former principal and a father, I understood the need for safer schools and the fact that schools need more fundraising options to implement these types of solutions. We decided to team up with RAZ Mobile because it is a reliable, cost-effective way to reach a broad audience and get the funds we need to make schools safer.”

 

Donate now! This is a demo experience that illustrates the ease of giving to support a school’s effort to buy a system.

According to Dale Knoop, founder and CEO of RAZ Mobile, “Parents have already indicated they would be interested in providing private donations for the SafeDefend system in their kids’ schools. Parents won’t have to write a check, but just give through the mobile site with credit cards, and they can share the mobile page to social media channels with friends and family. Additionally, RAZ Mobile is not a text-to-give platform, and, unlike text-to-give, RAZ Mobile puts no caps on donations and 100 percent of the donation immediately goes to the nonprofit.”

 

Local Law Enforcement & School Board Member Announce Support for SafeDefend

SafeDefend, designed by law enforcement, FBI and terrorist experts, recently announced support from Don Ash, Wyandotte County Sheriff; Jeff Richards, Franklin County Sheriff; and Mike Sipple, former Ottawa school board member.

Sipple said, “As a school board member in Ottawa, Kan. for four years the thing that mattered most was safety so that every student and staff member went home at the end of each day.  Once that was provided then we could begin to look at ways to provide effective learning processes. The SafeDefend system provides a layer of safety that can provide those extra few seconds and minutes.  Whether it be a natural disaster such as a tornado or whether it be violence perpetrated by an attacker the SafeDefend system provides tools to defend and survive as well as a monitoring system that gets help quickly to where it is needed most.”

According to Jeff Green, SafeDefend CEO and founder, “SafeDefend utilizes both a comprehensive protection system and training for teachers, students and staff.  We are thrilled to be receiving these types of endorsements from school board members and law enforcement in the community.”
Recently, the company appeared on Fox4KC about its unique approach to helping save lives and its Personnel Protection System which is now active in the Louisburg Library.  Read The Story Now http://safedefend.com/fox4-kansas-city-interviews-safedefend-ceo/

 

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Sheriff Ash explained, “SafeDefend meets two requirements missing in most school safety plans; rapid law enforcement notification and staff protection. SafeDefend puts the focus on survival until help arrives and would be a vital and effective addition to any school safet plan.”

 

 

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Sheriff Richards added, “There exists a gap in current safety plans. Plans are typically designed around hiding during an intruder or active shooter event. SafeDefend bridges the gap by combining a proactive staff response system with an effective law enforcement notification system.”

 

Fox4 Kansas City Interviews SafeDefend CEO

Thank you Fox4 Kansas City for interviewing CEO Jeff Green. Green, a former principal, shared that the Sandy Hook shootings stirred him to develop a company that’s intent is to keep schools and people safer.

Read Now: http://fox4kc.com/2014/06/30/former-school-principal-creates-fast-response-security-system/

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Louisburg Library Director Kiersten Allen spoke of an incident recently where a fugitive on the loose was found in Louisburg, which led her to invest in the SafeDefend security system.  “It changes the course of the process when you know you have a plan. And now we have a plan and we didn’t before,” Allen said.

Green spoke with with Fox4 how he wanted to address two major issues: how to get law enforcement there quickly and what staff could do before law enforcement arrived. “Safe members don’t have to worry about making that call; they know help is on the way. They can focus on their survival,” Green stated.

SafeDefend is a finger-activated box. 911 Dispatch is notified of an active shooter and the classroom(s) involved, with the swipe of a finger. Inside the box are various items ranging from pepper spray to a baton to help fend off the shooter. Each SafeDefend costs $500.