Washington County, Pennsylvania, wanted to improve safety and security for its judicial facilities. The IT department wanted to assure judges that if a security incident occurred, they could call for immediate help, whether in their offices, the courtroom or throughout the judicial complex, including parking garages. IT staff also hoped to use the existing Cisco IP communication infrastructure to integrate other situational awareness applications across the complex as new requirements emerge.
“We have a great working relationship with Status Solutions, and the two-day implementation was very quick and painless. Washington County is confident that this solution has improved the overall safety and security of its judicial facilities.”
– Dan Briner, Washington County Network Administrator
Status Solutions delivered an emergency alerting and response management system to Washington County, including fixed and mobile duress for the judges. When a fixed or mobile duress button is activated, a voice or text alert goes directly to the sheriff's office or other pre-defined security contacts. Software also was installed on the Cisco IP phones throughout the campus to enable a soft duress key, which can be pressed if a fixed or mobile duress button is not available.