Gregory Bender founded K12 Alerts® in 2002 to provide a comprehensive and affordable emergency communications platform for school administrators. Mr. Bender, a native New Yorker, got his original inspiration after living through the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He saw the immediate need for administrators to reach out to parents and staff in a crisis and created K12 Alerts® to solve the problem.
Since 2002, K12 Alerts® has continued to evolve and meet customer needs through our countless conversations with clients as a trusted advisor. Our customer partnerships and feedback, helped us release Version 10 in 2009. We pride ourselves on listening to our customers and providing both out-of-the-box and tailored solutions. Our team of professionals and our unique results-based applications have set us apart from our competition. We are not imitators... we are innovators with products like our Parent My Account® portal, Electronic Student Emergency cards and rich-text HTML tools to name a few.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Through the WSIPC contract, educational institutions can purchase the full breadth of K12 Alerts® award winning emergency communication services at consortium pricing. Educational institutions can efficiently and economically send emergency messages, routine notifications, daily attendance calls, email newsletters and collect up-to-date resident emails through our resident portals.
The WSIPC and K12 Alerts partnership helps educational institutions to lower costs, increase parent involvement and “Go Green” using the finest yet cost-effective communications tools for educational administrators.
Simplicity of use
Smart Button® technology connects schools, triage team(s) and law enforcement in real-time during a crisis situation. The Smart Button® mobile and desktop apps are made available to administrators, faculty/staff and law enforcement, which strengthens and shortens response times to a crisis in comparison to traditional 911 methods.
Organizations can use the Smart Button® system for drill exercises as a component of emergency response preparations for different situations.
In a crisis situation, school districts or schools can share information together on their computers, phones and/or forward incidents to law enforcement for immediate action.