School and campus safety is an ever evolving challenge. New threats emerge almost daily and administrators and security personnel need a way to respond should students and staff face a dangerous situation. The foundation of any good safety plan is strong communication. A mass notification system aids communication by reaching a large number of devices and people to ensure no one misses important safety information. It can also tie together disparate systems to make it easy to send alerts quickly, which gives security personnel more time to manage a response.
In this article, I’ll outline different ways schools and campuses can leverage a mass notification system to enhance safety and communication.