Nation's First High School Uses Ekahau RTLS (RFID-over-Wi-Fi)
With the Ekahau school safety solution, a Skyview teacher simply pulls down on their wearable Ekahau Wi-Fi badge in the event of a security or health emergency and the Ekahau badge sends a request for assistance within seconds, including event details and the teacher's location, to the school's Resource Officer and local dispatchers. Ekahau's 2-way RTLS messaging solution eliminates the need for manual dialing and map look-ups; pulling down on a badge places Skyview High School into lock-down. During emergencies, dispatchers may also use Ekahau messaging software to send mass communication texts to badge-holders, directing teachers and classes away from danger without dependence on cellular networks. In addition, the Ekahau Forensics Replay™ software feature allows administrators to test emergency plan effectiveness by reviewing second-by-second event replays.
After researching a variety of school safety solutions, Petty-Ford Security Solutions of Idaho recommended the Ekahau RTLS to the Nampa Police Chief and school administrators. Funded by a private, unnamed donor, the Ekahau RTLS pilot project at Skyview High School leveraged the school's existing Wi-Fi infrastructure investment to deliver an affordable safety alerting solution for the school. By taking advantage of Skyview's existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, Ekahau eliminated the need for costly, hard-wired readers in every classroom.