Schools & Government
FREE Help with looking at the latest cloud-based technology for Phones, Paging, Fiber & SD WAN, Campus Security, Next Gen 911, Contact Center, AI & Self-service Chatbots

Unified Communications (UCaaS) & Contact Center (CCaaS)
from Government Approved Service Providers & Major Carriers

With limited funding and overextended IT resources, schools really need help with
getting the right technology for their users to communicate & collaborate.

Brookside helps public & private schools look at migrating voice and video to the cloud
with the right provider with the goal to reduce complexity and save money. 

Fiber, SD WAN & Network Services

We order and manage the implementation of network services  and get the best deal on fiber and managed SD WAN solutions - at no cost to you. Why not let us take care of it since you have better things to do?

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VALCOM K-12 Public Address Intercom
Emergency Notification Solution

Valcom school communication solutions provide high-quality audio, efficient daily communications, emergency notification, & manageability.

Connect your existing devices and infrastructure to provide a modern unified daily and emergency school intercom system.

Self-Service Chatbots using
Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Speech Analytics and Conversational AI

Major Universities using Nice CXOne for Self-Service & AI 

When it comes to active shooters & medical attention,
every second counts. 

Prioritizing Safety & Security
for the 2022-2023 School Year

Uvalde families have files a $27 billion lawsuit over the mass shooting.

The families' legal counsel says they plan to sue the Uvalde CISD, the City of Uvalde, the Uvalde County Sheriff's office as well as the Texas DPS US Border Patrol.

The claim heavily cites a Texas House investigative committee’s July 17 report on the mass shooting that found extensive and systemic failures in the law enforcement response on both the local and the state level.

Those “faulty assumptions and poor decisions” resulted in the shooter remaining inside two classrooms with his victims for more than 70 minutes before officers engaged and
killed him.

There are significant challenges with the current analog 911 system - not to mention a lack of compliancy with the latest FCC 911 Laws that address location information, panic buttons, & more.

Please take time to scroll this page to learn more about the Next Gen 911 solutions Brookside offers that helps first responders save lives.

Brookside's Emergency Response Solution Partners


Cloud-based Notification & Emergency Management

911inform provides full situational awareness and communication across multiple platforms connecting Emergency Response Teams with Key Building Personnel on a centralized communication platform.

There's no question that knowing what is going on in the building through access to ALL video surveillance cameras combined with the ability to lock and/or unlock doors would have help reduce the number of victims in Uvalde or any of the school shootings.

Combined with options like Gunshot Detection and Weapons Detection, there is no question that  911inform would have saved several lives.

Every second counts when  there is an active shooter or someone has a heart attack and needs medical attention as soon as possible.

911inform is the only notification & security management platform that is actually connected to the PSAP 911 call center and brings together first responders and your organization to help save lives!

Calls comes into 911 data center who opens a "case" and sends a hyperlink in a text message to first responders and customer.

See how it works from the Police Car!

Gunshot Detection & Geofencing on a Live Interactive Map

How does Kari's Law & Ray Baum's Act affect your School?

Kari's Law requires schools to have direct dialing to 9-1-1 and a dispatchable location.

How does this and the Ray Baum's Act affect your school or ISD?

What is Alyssa's Law?

The Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida took the lives of 17 people children, and school staff members. 

One of these victims, 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff, inspired a law, known as Alyssa’s Law.

Alyssa’s Law is critical legislation that calls for the installation of silent panic alarms that are directly linked to law enforcement, so in case of any emergency they will get on the scene as quickly as possible, take down a threat and triage any victims.

Alyssa’s Law
is legislation to mandates that all public elementary and secondary school buildings be equipped with silent panic alarms that directly notify law enforcement.

Alyssa's Law in Texas

Alyssa’s Law will require Texas schools to implement an emergency alert system that prepares, prevents, and protects children and staff in the event that an act of mass violence occurs.

Emergency Response Applications Must Include:

Administrative Access to Critical Information

Silent Panic Alarm System

Real-Time Communication Between First Responders

2-Way Communication with Users

InformaCast On-Premises Mass Notification

What is InformaCast? A cloud-based mass notification system that reaches people via on-premises and mobile devices.

Integrate with existing systems. 
Increase the speed, reach, and success rate of emergency alerts to Cisco phones, overhead speakers, strobes, panic buttons, and more

Reach people on every channel. Broadcast live, ad hoc or prerecorded audio to IP phones, IP speakers, desktop computers, digital signage, and more so no one misses a message

Utilize a single interface. 
Manage all devices and messages via a single interface and trigger messages from desk phones or web console

Leverage Resiliency. Ensure critical messages reach the right people with the right information, no matter what happens with InformaCast Resiliency

Easily Manage Bells and Announcements. 
Managing regularly scheduled messages, such as school bells or visiting hours, can be painful for school and hospital administrators. Many of these systems are difficult to use and are costly to maintain. InformaCast Advanced makes creating and modifying schedules a breeze while reducing costs.

Bell scheduling is included in InformaCast Advanced with no extra fees.

Reach the right people with the right information. Not every situation will require alerting everyone within your organization. Some events may require reaching a specific group of people who can best respond to the situation.

InformaCast offers the ability to define groups and zones, so the right people get the right message at the right time.Notify select security, specific building on campus, or a particular wing or floor of a building to notify the people who need to know without disrupting others.

The sooner an alert goes out, the faster your people can get out of harm’s way.

Utilize every available channel. 
No matter where someone is within your building or campus, they should receive information that impacts their wellbeing. InformaCast makes it easy to bring together disparate devices and systems to broadcast emergency messages.

Use text and audio delivered to IP phones, IP speakers, desktop computers, and digital signage to grab people’s attention, so they take steps to get out of harm’s way.

InformaCast On Demand Demonstration 

Code Blue Panic Buttons

Code Blue's Area of Refuge (sometimes called Area of Rescue) systems provide locations within a building with reliable two-way communication, allowing first responders to assist individuals who cannot evacuate or may require additional assistance.

Code Blue is well known for our durable Help Points®, but we offer more than just a phone and a light.

With our robust Software Development Kits (SDK), unlimited mounting and configuration options, and dozens of security and technology partners, we are perfectly positioned to help you maximize the return on your investment.

8x8 & Local Government

Local Texas government is putting in place capabilities and processes that support new workflows, new ways of working, new ways of engaging with constituents and new ways of delivering services.

8x8 offers an easy way around the normal Request for Proposal, or "RFP" process by working with one of the many approved purchasing co-ops.

8x8's X Series
 licenses brings voice, video, chat, contact center, APIs, integration to Microsoft Teams, and more along with advanced analytics that track call activity to provide feedback on how they are doing.  

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Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)

State Approved Purchasing Co-ops
Save time & money and get the best price!

Stimulus Funds: Available Funding Opportunities

The US Federal Government passed multiple stimulus bills for billions of dollars in emergency funding to public sector for transportation and healthcare agencies to address digital equity/ digital divide, enabling hybrid/ remote work environments, and upgrading facility networks and infrastructure in order to meet new post-pandemic requirements.