Canfield, OH

Danger Alert System for Schools

The Valley STEM + ME2 Academy InvenTeam invented a danger alert system for schools. The system places microphones in classrooms to detect and locate gunshots. When a gunshot is detected, nearby classroom doors are shut and an electromagnetic lock is activated to keep people in the classroom safe. An array of red, green, and yellow lights are located in the hallway above each classroom to indicate the current threat level based on the proximity to the detected gun shot.

Recent Team Blogs

March 12, 2019
Following our presentation, we asked our audience to fill out a Google spreadsheet that had a few questions to answer about the invention and presentation. We were able to get feedback from a majority of the people that attended.  Overall, the responses we received from the participants...
March 6, 2019
The Valley STEM+ME2 Academy InvenTeam successfully completed their Mid-Grant Technical Review. We were lucky enough to have an engaged audience who questioned our project and broke down their concerns for us. Dawn Baker made an appearance to present our team a congratulatory certificate on our...
February 7, 2019
The Valley STEM+ME2 Academy InvenTeam has been working hard these past four weeks trying to bring together a new idea. After facing roadblocks in our previous design, we decided to sit down and re-evaluate our invention’s purpose. After doing more thorough research, we came across patenting...
January 7, 2019
The Valley STEM+ME2 Academy InvenTeam is rearing up for the Mid-Grant Technical Review is coming up this February! December and January have been dedicated to prototyping in many forms: we finally have built the basic framework, our camera system is up and running and waiting to be installed, and...
November 30, 2018
  The Valley STEM+ME2 Academy InvenTEAM has started their prototyping. Construction is underway! Materials are being gathered as the team gears up to create their first prototype. This prototype should help the team with any basics in compiling tracking information within spaces. Once it...
November 30, 2018
Our InvenTEAM was featured in an issue of The Vindicator on November 2nd this year! The Valley STEM+ME2 Academy InvenTEAM was fortunate to receive a $10,000 grant that will be put towards creating a school security system that can be implemented for schools looking to keep their students safe...