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What is SEMS?

SEMS, School Emergency Management & Security system, is built upon the MessageNet Connections platform and appliances and is designed to meet the safety and communication needs of K-12 schools.

How Does it Work?

A typical SEMS system is affordable, quick to install, and easy to use because the Connections platform it uses is designed to connect and work with technologies that are already deployed while leaving the system open to later additions. SEMS can be used to enhance lockdown procedures, to prevent and assess bullying, and as an educational tool.

Daily & Emergency Use

SEMS is designed to meet both the daily use and emergency needs of K-12 schools. Because the system is used for emergency, educational and daily communications, staff and teachers have the familiarity with the software necessary to be faster and more efficient in alerting in the event of an emergency, saving more lives.

Maximize your ROI by providing multi-user daily and emergency communication


LCD/HDTV Screens

LCD screens can be used as an educational tool to play videos, display websites and PowerPoint presentations, and can also be used as audio/visual PA devices in an emergency, as well as providing way-finding and emergency egress information.


Cameras in classrooms and offices can be used for broadcasting daily announcements, classroom and student monitoring and can provide a live feed to emergency responders.

PA Integration

SEMS allows users to speak live over your PA system or play a pre-recorded message from anywhere. All PA messages, even speak-live messages, are stored for future accountability.


Audio/Visual PA

PoE signs can be used as both audio PA and visual PA devices, providing a written version of a spoken message. These signs feature LED scrolling text, high-intensity flashers, input/output contact closures, and text-to-speech capabilities with speakers for ADA-compliance.

Scrolling LED Indoor and Outdoor Signs

LED signs can display and scroll text announcements with controllable speed.

Computer Pop-up Instant Messaging

Highly-visible, scrolling messages can be sent directly to any network-connected PC or Mac and pop through all other active programs and non-password-protected screensavers

Text Messaging & Paging

Messages can be sent out to any number or combination of mobile phones, pagers and other text-messaging devices, alerting all staff or specific groups, or even just a single person.

Fire Panel Integration

SEMS can integrate with existing fire panels to send alert messages based on customizable criteria that is configured in the system.

Location-Aware Signage

SEMS supports location-aware digital signage that can intelligently provide different instructions to different areas of the building, giving people the most accurate information for their situation.

Panic Buttons

Panic buttons can be installed in classrooms or elsewhere in the school, instantly alerting occupants and emergency responders to the problem.

Door-open / Glass-break Detectors

SEMS integrates with these types of devices to issue alerts of intruders or other unauthorized personnel.

Automated Messaging

SEMS can store pre-configured messages that can be scheduled or sent at a user’s discretion.

Mass Communication

Messages can be sent out to large numbers of pagers, phones, email addresses and computer pop-ups at one time.

Other Advantages

  • 90-day, no-risk money-back guarantee on software
  • Audit trails
  • Integrate with pre-existing technologies
  • Multi-user access
  • User security control
  • Ease of use
  • Can save lives


SEMS can be purchased and installed all at once or gradually built up over time. The only device necessary to get started is the Connections server.


SEMS is browser-based, so users can log on and send messages from any network-connected device.

Automated messages can be sent out by: buttons, fire panels, door-open detectors, other life-safety devices, and by scheduling messages in the browser interface.

MessageNet Connections

MessageNet Connections is a browser-based, integrated system that unifies everyday and emergency communications and security into one powerful system. Connections integrates your existing communication, safety and security systems to create communication bridges between people, places and things.

One of the unique advantages of the MessageNet Connections system is scalability: you can start with your specific needs now and seamlessly upgrade your system to include customized functionality later.

  • Audio/Visual PA & VoIP
  • PC Pop-Ups Instant Messaging
  • Digital Signage & LCD HDTV
  • LED Electronic Signs
  • SMS Text Messaging & Paging
  • Fire, Safety, Security & Alerting Systems Integration
  • Telephone Communications
  • VoIP & Analog PA Systems