Existing partnerships between mental health professionals and local police forces have reduced emergency hospital admissions by around 80%, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington Director of Services Jeff Stanlick.
Mass notification has become a key element of campus safety and security. John Dellacontrada, assistant vice president of media relations at the University of Buffalo, New York, says he sought a “solution that we could deploy quickly and consistently, one that would work on desktop and mobile devices to get a message broadcast via various ways and that could work with our existing emergency public address system.”
There are numerous ways to skin the mass notification cat, according to numerous enterprise security leaders.
Mass notification is a step up from emergency communications and comprises numerous ways to get the word out to the appropriate people inside and outside buildings as well as through computer networks and mobile devices.