When it comes to automating school procedures, it can often feel like a huge undertaking for administrators, but it doesn’t have to be. When administrators focus on automating and streamlining the everyday events that take place at their schools, they are able to provide their faculty and students with a safer and more reliable environment. Not only does automation allow for plenty of tasks to get done faster and more efficiently, but it allows faculty to invest their time in what’s most important— educating and supporting students.
Though many of us in the security industry are well-versed in the value of emergency mass notification technology, we have entered what is arguably this sector’s most significant era, as it plays a central role in the largest public health initiative in modern times. Now more than ever, organizations need to take a closer look at their critical communications practices to ensure they foster operational resilience and efficiency.
The risks that come with having an ineffective lockdown plan became painfully evident following the events at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. While the people inside the building were ushered to safety, the building itself was breached and overrun resulting in theft, building damage, injury and even death. It was clear that while the notification side of an emergency plan can be useful, its effectiveness only goes so far if it is not working in tandem with other physical security measures.
Member colleges and school districts can apply for the Alertus Grant beginning February 1
February 9, 2021
Alertus Technologies announced a partnership with the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) to offer an emergency preparedness grant to Texas schools in need of enhancing their safety and notification systems. The grant, valued up to $75,000, will be offered to one qualified member of the TCEA.
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In the event of a critical situation or emerging risk, for example, a terrorist incident or a local COVID-19 outbreak, rapidly delivering crucial information to the right audience is imperative. Here we explore a few mass notification solutions available that can help communicate and collaborate during global and critical events and emergencies.
While the overall impact of the coronavirus is still in question, organizations can mitigate the damage it may cause by using mass notification stay in contact with their employees to keep them informed about any changes or developments.
Concert venues and other events often draw large crowds. This can cause numerous issues when event organizers and building administrators are trying to communicate safety information. Noise and other distractions can make it difficult to grab people’s attention and relay instructions that will keep them out of harm’s way. Whether it’s an active shooter, bomb threat, severe weather, fire, or some other emergency, you need to have plans in place to share information with attendees and manage the situation at hand.