With In Case of Crisis, Kimray can securely share institutional-specific emergency procedures, safety guidelines and business continuity plans with employees, including step-by-step actions to take in cases of fire, inclement weather, work-related accidents and schedule changes, among other possible situations.
When the Anna Local Schools found themselves faced with a bomb threat, having a mass messaging system was key to calming fears and reigning in help from the student body to try to catch the offender.
With mass notification technology on the rise, colleges have new ways to use their communication tools beyond typical crisis functions.
West Virginia University (WVU) uses digital signage for emergency notifications on campus. Their digital signage is a combination of Samsung displays and other vendors. X20 media provides the content management platform WVU uses to both manage and create its digital signage content. The displays are placed in high traffic areas like dorms, meeting spaces and dining halls and are tied to e2campus which the university uses for emergency text alerts allowing campus police to trigger the signage via SMS. Alerts are also sent to the WVU homepage as well as the campus TV network.
Learn how to use digital signage effectively in an emergency situation.
Using AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification Software, Texas A&M has the ability to integrate its mass notification systems and alert staff and students across 11 platforms. Most alerts can be sent out in minutes.
Higher ed emergency management professionals share the tricks they use to attract followers to their emergency management social media pages. These tips helped University of Georgia increase its Facebook “likes” by more than 478 percent.
For any person involved in designing or procuring and effective mass notification emergency communication (MNEC) system, the following video tutorial is worth watching. Lencore, an audio, soundmasking and MNEC solutions manufacturer, taps into the fact that there remains a large learning curve when it comes to this all-too-critical category.
The director of Security and Emergency Management for the Littleton, CO public schools shares what he’s learned during his two decades of K-12 security service.
Twitter is a flexible micro-blogging site that provide the platform for quick communication. Tweets can be sent as SMS texts to a phone, so you don’t have to be connected to the Internet. Many organizations use more than one Twitter feed to ensure that readers find the information they needs. For example, one Twitter feed can be for emergency communication, while another feed can be for those looking for answers to questions or for non-emergency announcements.