In today's world, schools must be prepared for any number of emergencies. From active shooters to increasing violence, administrators must be able to quickly and effectively respond to any crisis. And while installing hardware-based security solutions, such as metal detectors or panic buttons, may seem like a no-brainer, it is just as important to focus on the role of communication in safety. After all, security and communication are two critical pillars of safer schools. In this article, ITech Digital covers the importance of communication in an emergency response management plan.