Maxxess Systems to Deliver School Safety and Emergency System to Santa Ana Unified School District

As a MAXxess Systems Partner, we at Hackett Security are proud to share with you the following release from MAXxess.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 2, 2007) - MAXxess Systems Inc., a leader in school safety and emergency management systems, today announced that it has received a contract from the Santa Ana Unified School District to install a Safety and Emergency Management System (SEMS) system in the District.

"SEMS allows us to get the right information to the right people at the right time", said Jim Miyashiro, Chief of Police for the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD). "The system allows us to manage the events and information flowing from our schools and enhances our ability to take the most appropriate action".

SEMS is designed to provide a framework for situational awareness, coordination and emergency response. It is a software-based solution that collects and manages event information from all school sites and allows the district to rapidly distribute guidance and management direction back to each of the sites.

"We are very enthusiastic that SAUSD is taking this initiative. We believe that it will become a powerful tool for the district which will enable them to not only address their immediate needs, but also become a backbone as they continue to build solutions to their safety and emergency management challenges over the years to come." said Kevin Daly, CEO of MAXxess Systems.

SEMS consists of local software clients at each school site and a server, database and virtualized information manager at a central location. All of the elements that comprise the SEMS system will be tied together using the existing network infrastructure of the Santa Ana Unified School District. SEMS incorporates a wide array of capabilities that MAXxess has developed for the commercial electronic security industry; including video management, event prioritization, remote notification and extensive reporting capabilities.

Ultimately, integrated information from multiple school sites will be coordinated by a master event management system at the Santa Ana School District Police facility.

SAUSD is one of the 100 largest school districts in the country. All of the SEMS systems ordered by the Santa Ana Unified School District will be deployed within the next 90 days.

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- The Hackett Security Team