Share911 School Safety Software Now Free to Public Safety Agencies

Share911 improve the efficiency of communication between management, security personnel, and employees in everyday situations and critical events, and is simple to use as employees can access it on their mobile devices or computers via native mobile or desktop applications. 
Share911 improve the efficiency of communication between management, security personnel, and employees in everyday situations and critical events, and is simple to use as employees can access it on their mobile devices or computers via native mobile or desktop applications. 

Share911, a leading provider of collaborative communication solutions that keep people safe at work, and a 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner, is now offering the critical communication software solution free to any public safety agency to help empower 911 operators and law enforcement officers.

The Share911 communication software platform recently became available to independent and charter school districts and their public safety agency partners, in six Texas counties (Bexar, Dallas, El Paso, Galveston, Harris, and Montgomery counties) with current deployments in three Texas school districts.

Due to the increase of active shooter incidents occurring at schools in the Texas region over the last several years, the State of Texas recently introduced the 2019-2021 School Safety & Security Grant which provides TX school districts with eligible funds to invest in active shooter alarm systems.

In an effort to reinforce the state’s safety efforts Share911 is offering a BuyBoard Contract 567-18, which provides eligible districts in Texas a discounted rate on the the Share911 Communication Software Platform.

(Communicating with and receiving information from employees during an operational disruption, safety concern or critical event has never been so easy. Courtesy of Share911 and YouTube. Posted on Oct 21, 2019.)

Share911 was founded in 2013 with the intent of improving the efficiency of communication between management, security, and employees in a workplace of any kind.

Notify, a first of its kind responsive mass notification platform is the fastest way to disseminate safety concerns, conditions, and operational disruptions to your workforce.

How you can put safety first with Share911

Inform your employees of safety concerns faster

  • Share911 starts with Notify, enabling you to inform employees of safety-related conditions via text and email.

  • You’ll know they received your notification, they can reply to notify security personnel when they need assistance, see danger or need help inside or outside of their workplace.

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  • When necessary, security and management personnel can Alert employees to take specific action necessary to get safe and keep employees informed during the event, instead of leaving them in the dark.

  • As the event unfolds, incident commanders have real-time visibility to LiveView, showing them first-hand reports of where the danger is, where help is needed and who is safe.

Alert your employees and 911 at the same time

  • Share911 Alert is the fastest way for you and authorized members of your team to alert employees when they are in immediate danger and need to take specific action right now.

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  • Your alert reaches employees on their computer and mobile devices in just seconds.

  • When you issue an alert, 911 and participating public safety personnel are notified at the same time, increase response time, which is critical.

Help employees make better, more informed decisions

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  • During critical violent incidents, such as an active shooter incident, your employees will have just seconds to determine what is happening, how close they are to the danger and what they should do to stay safe.

  • Share911 LiveView shows everyone involved where the danger is in relation to where they are.

Get medical assistance to those who need it most urgently

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  • The unfortunate reality is that victims of gunshot wounds often die waiting for help to arrive because nobody knows they are injured or where they are.

  • With Share911 LiveView, injured persons or those with them can share their exact location and the nature of the injuries with first aid trained co-workers and first responders in real-time.

Account for everyone as quickly as possible

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  • One of the greatest challenges during an emergency is ensuring everyone has been accounted for and if they are safe.

  • With Share911 you and everyone involved can see who is unaccounted for and help locate them.

Keep everyone informed

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  • During an emergency, your employees need and want information.

  • That’s exactly why Share911 Messenger makes it easy for incident commanders to stay in communication with employees, no matter where they are.

  • Don’t leave your employees in the dark wondering what’s happening, let them know.

Conduct drills and training

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  • Practice makes perfect and that’s why switching Share911 to drill mode enables you to conduct training for your employees.

  • Conduct your active shooter, lockdown, evacuation or shelter in place drill on Share911, let employees practice using the system and review results on after-action reports.

Texas City ISD (TCISD), Bridge City ISD, and Boyd ISD were the first districts in Texas to deploy Share911’s collaborative communication software platform, with 1400 employees and 9200 students enrolled and encompasses 14 schools within 11 campuses, (including 3 brand new schools being rebuilt after Hurricane Harvey.)

“We believe the most effective solution in any crisis is having the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively with all of our stakeholders,” explains Mike Matranga, Executive Director of Security & School Safety at TCISD.

“Share 911 allows us to do this seamlessly,” states Michael A. Matranga, Executive Director of Security & School Safety at TCISD.”

“Their willingness to listen to our feedback and make adjustments based upon our needs is unmatched. This is a fully customizable solution to a very serious situation we all face.”

(See how how TCISD worked together with Share911 to improve school safety. Courtesy of Share911.)

Since Share911’s implementation in July 2019, TCISD has conducted multiple drills which have resulted in improved response times from staff members.

It is crucial for schools today to have a clearer site picture during a crisis; as it allows them to make better decisions which in return saves lives.

The recent enacted Texas Senate Bill 11 mandates that school district employees have a way to immediately alert district emergency services, security, and law enforcement personnel when they see danger, but some believe it does not go far enough.

Erik Endress, Chief Executive Officer of OnScene Technologies, Inc., makers of
Erik Endress, Chief Executive Officer of

“While the bill suggests a telephone in a classroom could suffice, we believe that continued reliance on yesterdays, outdated, one-to-one communication is not enough,” said Erik Endress, CEO at Share911.

“If people don’t know that they are in danger and where that danger is occurring, people can get hurt or killed no matter how quickly law enforcement arrives.”

“Share911 is making significant strides in helping to empower 911 operators and law enforcement officers to issue a lockdown to school employees immediately upon notification of an emergency event.” 

Share911’s core mission is to improve the efficiency of communication during critical events, and is deployed in 4,000 workplaces nationwide, protecting 750,000 people.

Share911 Recognized in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at ISC East

Brian Harniman, General Manager, Share911
Brian Harniman, General Manager at Share911 accepting the company’s 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Award at ISC East.


  • Best Mass Notification Solution

  • Share911

  • Share911 is a digital emergency network that connects your entire organization, all the workplaces and the people, so everyone can share information as quickly as possible during an emergency.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

The ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included: 

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
  • United States Marine Corps
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • DHS S&T 
  • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police (PAPD)
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)
  • United States Border Patrol
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Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

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AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

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These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please go to the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Championship Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2019 ‘A Year in Review’.

The ‘ASTORS’ Champion Edition is published annually and includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2019 Products and Servicesendorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitgate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

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