Eastern Regional High School


A security services, lockdown system project for a public High School consisting of approximately 2000 students serving the Berlin Borough, Gibbsboro, and Voorhees Township areas in New Jersey.

The Challenges

With the passage of New Jersey’s Alyssa’s Law, the school sought to have a central panic button and exterior strobe installed in each school, with the goal of improving the response time of the local Police Department during a crisis event. School administrators were tasked with identifying a solution that was compliant with the new law, forward thinking in its application, and readily integrated into the existing system.

The Solution

CM3 Building Solutions designed a solution that would be able to integrate with current systems already in place at the Eastern Regional High School.

To further enhance the communication during a real time crisis event, CM3 integrated Mass Notification communications with the Panic Button system. This included a pre-recorded message over the existing school Public Address system, as well as automatic text messages and emails sent immediately to pre-designated users. This solution enabled the Eastern Regional High School administration to comply with Alyssa’s Law and to effectively protect students and teachers in the building in the event of an emergency.

The Result

The new Emergency Notification system allows for the Eastern Camden County Regional High School to scale the system as needed. The integrations between the Intrusion Panels, Public Address and Phone systems, and even the Mass Notification to First Responders helps to position the school as a leader in protecting students and staff in the event of a crisis. Even during a power failure at the school, the system remains active and functional to allow for real time communication with Police.

“The challenge was to greatly improve the notification time in the event of a crisis. CM3 Building Solutions provided a system that notified officers within seconds of a panic alarm being pressed.” Lockdown Panic button & notification strobe installed throughout the building.” – Captain Del Palazzo, Voorhees Township Police Department.