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New technology could help keep kids safe at school

Posted at 6:27 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 21:27:29-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A technology company in Las Vegas thinks a communications system being marketed to large hotels and hospitals could help keep kids safe.

This new tech uses Bluetooth beacons on an app in emergencies to send messages while tracking the locations of employees - as the tracking feature is activated when a threat has been declared.

Employees and possibly students are then asked to respond with whether they are safe or not.

"You would probably test it in a single school to start with and see what challenges we have if any," said CEO of Technovation Solutions Peg McGregor.

She also said the technology recently qualified for a federal program that lowers the cost for schools interested in the system.