BeSafe Technologies wins multiple contracts with New England colleges

BeSafe Technologies, Inc., a company that provides first responders with facility information, announced on Friday that it received several contracts with New England colleges to secure their campuses.

BeSafe will also develop evacuation plans for the colleges' facilities, according to a BeSafe press release.

"BeSafe presents all the information that a first-responder needs about a building in a very clear, straight-forward and logical way," Paul Szymanski, the assistant superintendent of Andover Public Schools in Andover, Mass., said.

For new clients, BeSafe will implement its School Emergency Response Floor Plan and Information System, a computerized system that can be updated yearly as school information and layouts change. The company's secure web portal will maintain the schematic building and floor plans for each college, making them available to public safety officials, school safety personnel or officials involved in managing a school-based emergency.

For current BeSafe clients, the company will develop evacuation plans; post the plans in school buildings; and update the plans for students, staff and other visitors to escape the building in case of emergency. The plans will be made available to police and fire departments as needed.

BeSafe systems have been implemented in approximately 2,500 end user sites, including colleges in 10 states; more than 150 school districts; and multiple municipal facilities, hospitals and law enforcement agencies.