At 101VOICE, we take the safety and security of our clients extremely seriously. With years of experience and expertise in communication solutions for K-12 organizations, we have worked hard to ensure that our award-winning phone systems are 100% compliant with both Ray Baum’s Act and Kari’s Law.
What are Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act?
Ray Baum’s Act and Kari’s Law were created to improve the emergency response capabilities of multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) in the United States. Kari’s Law is named after Kari Hunt, who was killed in a motel room by her estranged husband while her daughter was trying to call 911, unaware of the requirement at the time to dial 0 first to reach an outside line.
To prevent that from ever happening again, Kari’s Law requires that MLTS allow direct dialing of 911 without needing to dial an access code or prefix. It also requires that the system notifies a designated individual or individuals on the premises when 911 is dialed, and that the system provides the caller’s location information to the 911 call center.
Ray Baum’s Act, named after the late Congressman Ray Baum, builds upon Kari’s Law by further enhancing emergency response capabilities for MLTS.
Compliance is key
At 101VOICE, we understand the importance of campuses complying with these laws and have ensured that our IP telephony solutions meet all the requirements set forth by Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act. Our phone systems:
- Allow for dependable direct dialing of 911
- Provide notifications to designated individuals on the premises, and
- Supply accurate location information to 911 call centers.
Keeping campuses safe
By choosing 101VOICE’s IP telephony solutions, your campus can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from using our industry-leading solutions that comply with both Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act. This not only ensures the safety of your students, staff, and faculty, but it also helps avoid potential legal issues that could arise from non-compliance.
In addition, our IP telephony solutions offer a wide range of benefits for your campus. For starters, our phone systems are designed to be user-friendly, with an easy-to-use interface and customizable settings. And with advanced features such as call routing, voicemail, and call recording, your campus will experience improved communication efficiency.
Meeting and exceeding your unique communication needs
We understand that each campus has unique needs and requirements, and that’s why our IP telephony solutions can be tailored to meet the specific needs of any campus. Our team of experts is dedicated to working with campus officials to ensure that your phone system is fully compliant with Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act and meets every other communication need.