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K12 Alerts

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. 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.

On the Request for Quote, Purchase Order and all vendor communication, reference contract number: WSIPC RFP 22-03.

RFP 22-03 Bid Documents

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On the Request for Quote, Purchase Order and all vendor communication, reference contract number: WSIPC RFP 22-03.

Emergency Notifications Finely Tuned

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, and email newsletters, and can collect up-to-date resident emails through our resident portals.

The WSIPC and K12 Alerts purchasing contract partnership helps educational institutions to lower costs, increase parent involvement, and “Go Green” using the finest yet cost-effective communications tools for educational administrators.

  • K12 Alerts® is a hosted service with no hardware or software to maintain
  • Easy-to-use system for any level administrator
  • Send your first notification in 15 minutes or less
  • Reduce redundant systems with one robust communications system
  • Instant student and staff updates from your SIS

Simplicity of use

  • Instantly send voice, email, text, and social media messages
  • Easily import Student or HR information
  • Automated data imports
  • Allow students or faculty to update their contact information 24/7 using our My Account® portal
  • Create and use visual pre-set email message templates
  • Simple publishing to Facebook and Twitter

Smart Button® Mobile and Desktop Applications for Campus Safety

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.

Highlighted Features

  • Live connection with school building(s) in a crisis
  • Automatically inform triage team, real-time communications
  • Select to simultaneously inform Police and Fire of threat
  • Unified communications with building and all first responders
  • Incident mapping of building locations and rooms
  • Immediate access to building diagram(s)
  • Activate alerts from any computer or mobile device
  • Automatic alert notifications broadcast to computers/mobile devices

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. 

On the Request for Quote, Purchase Order and all vendor communication, reference contract number: WSIPC RFP 22-03.

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