“All in all, this was a great learning experience for my students,” said O’Neill.
The students designed a school safety system to provide early warning for a range of emergencies to first responders and school administrators — including gunshot location detection.
It interfaces with gunfire detection software to pinpoint the location of an incident on a school map and send alerts to first responders and school officials. It can also interface with metal detectors to provide alerts when sensors are activated.
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The security phone app is a faster, more modern safety option than current security alert systems used by many schools when it comes to violent threats or dangerous weather situations, O’Neill said.
The team, he said, is still in the running for another national competition later this month.
The students are now continuing work on their School Safety System and are preparing to compete in the Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) USA event that takes place in Las Vegas May 26-28.
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