Patrick Henry High School Installs Ekahau's RFID-over-Wi-Fi™ Panic Button Alert Solution

Virginia's Patrick Henry High School successfully tested Ekahau's wireless panic button solution which enables location-aware alerting and improves school emergency response times.

Sep 10, 2013, 09:00 ET from Ekahau Inc.

RESTON, Va., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ekahau Inc., the high-performance leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RFID-over-Wi-Fi™), today announced the implementation of its school safety alerting and wireless panic button solution at Patrick Henry High School in Glade Spring, Virginia.

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Patrick Henry High School teachers simply wear an Ekahau RFID badge on a lanyard and in the event of a medical, disciplinary or other emergency, a teacher pulls down on the badge's patent-pending safety switch to alert those around them and police dispatch of the emergency, instantly making their location known (e.g. "Room3, PHHS, Med Code Red"). Unlike hard-wired panic buttons, Ekahau's RFID-over-Wi-Fi badge provides a wireless panic button on-the-go with location-tracking built-in, helping police minimize response times by avoiding lengthy map look-ups and voice dialing.

Ekahau Vision™ software also allows school officials and dispatchers to send mass notifications to teachers' badges, displayed as text messages on the badge's LED.  In addition, the Ekahau system automatically records and time-stamps all emergency events, where they occurred, who responded and event resolutions, for use and review by School Boards and local police departments.   

Patrick Henry High School Principal, Dr. Keith Perrigan said, "By locating the site of the danger quickly, we will be able to immediately respond to medical and other emergencies should they occur. Ekahau's technology allows us to identify a possible emergency location with the push of a button. We know that a quick response saves lives in a school crisis situation. Ekahau technology uses our existing Wi-Fi network to dramatically cut down on response times and gives teachers a way to instantly notify first responders of an issue."

"According to the National Report Card on Protecting Children in Disaster, twenty-eight states are failing to meet government standards for school safety. The Ekahau panic button solution can help schools shrink emergency response times, enhance communications and improve student safety," adds Mark Norris, President and CEO of Ekahau.

About Ekahau Inc.

Ekahau Inc. is the performance leader in providing Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) using RFID-over-Wi-Fi™ technology. Ekahau RTLS includes the Ekahau Vision™ business intelligence software platform and active RFID tags and Wi-Fi badges, which give staff and managers unprecedented visibility into the location, condition and status of assets, people and workflows. Thousands of Fortune 500 companies, hospitals and other facilities rely on Ekahau's patented technology to reveal business intelligence that drives decision-making. Ekahau partners include leading wireless software developers, systems integrators and WLAN providers. Learn more about Business Intelligence Through Location at: or on the Ekahau Blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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