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.
Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell announced a new iPad app that works with the company’s Emergency Command Center (ECC) mass notification system. The App is free and is available at the Apple iTunes Store. A video can also be found on YouTube. The ECC mass notification system can be integrated with any existing fire alarm system.
The CIO of the Aurora, Colorado school district talks about deploying mass notification and emergency communications technology and having an emergency response plan that includes who triggers alerts and the role of AV and IT.