Critical Mass: The Omnilert Blog

David Wade

You’re invited! Please join us on Monday, April 20 at 1:15pm, at next week’s ACUTA conference for Omnilert CEO Ara Bagdasarian’s informative talk. The Crisis Continuum: The new perspective on mass notification technology. Learn about how this framework offers a holistic model on what impacts emergency notifications- before, during, and after an incident occurs. If you’re attending the conference b …

Continue Reading
Ara Bagdasarian

There is a rapidly approaching twister forming just minutes away and you need to notify your community to seek shelter… NOW. Security cameras confirm that there is an active shooter in the lobby and it is imperative to warn the campus to lock-down for safety. Over the years, we have helped countless numbers of Administrators who call to initiate an emergency notification while frantically fueled …

Continue Reading
Scott Howard

Preparing and rolling out a communication plan is an often thankless, always difficult job. It’s one of those tough jobs that sounds so simple, but it’s not simple at all. It just looks “too easy” when it’s done right. When you’re doing your job right, nobody notices you and that’s a good thing. In a crisis, your organization’s response (and how that response is perceived) largely depends on how y …

Continue Reading
Omnilert

The ‘seven questions’ series highlights the experiences of practitioners and thought-leaders in the field of Emergency Management & Response. Omnilert is excited to launch this new series of blog posts by interviewing Captain Lawrence Wright, the Assistant Director of Public Safety at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Captain Wright had an important role to play in last week’s p …

Continue Reading
David Wade

An emergency can strike a campus at any time.  Whether it’s a man made event, a natural disaster, or a simple accident that evolves into something much larger, school administrations must be ready to respond quickly.  Pre-planning is a critical stage of the Crisis Continuum. Fortunately, schools can effectively prepare for many types of emergencies long before a crisis occurs. After identifying yo …

Continue Reading
David Wade

Omnilert and e2Campus, the innovators of the multimodal mass notification system, are excited to announce our participation in the following 2015 industry tradeshows and conferences. We will have booths at these shows where you can meet our staff, and see a live demonstration of our platform, including the new Scenario Launcher app which provides better, faster, notification possibilities for your …

Continue Reading
David Wade

Omnilert, the pioneer in mass emergency notification systems, introduces Scenario Launcher, the new mobile application for iPhone and Android that allows users to quickly initiate complex emergency response actions directly from their smart phones. In 2013, Omnilert introduced the Scenario Manager to their e2Campus and Omnilert emergency notification systems.  The tool allows users to pre-plan com …

Continue Reading
Scott Howard

Here at Omnilert, we often see schools, businesses, and other institutions seeking a better way to manage user information for their emergency notification systems. Most see ENS data management as a choice between two options: Opt-In: Where all users self-subscribe and maintain their own contact data. Opt-Out: Where the institution collects and adds contact data into the ENS. (Users must unsubscri …

Continue Reading
Scott Howard

An “Opt-Out” Emergency Notification Service (ENS) is one where you (the institution, school, or business) load in contact info for your users. The users can then “opt-out” if they don’t want to receive your alerts. (This is the opposite of “opt-in”, where users must self-subscribe for alerts.) There’s benefits and drawbacks to each methodology (read about it here). In this article, I’m assuming yo …

Continue Reading
Becky Goudy

There are many different ways to manage users in an emergency notification system (ENS). At its core, an ENS is used to keep your community (campus, school, or business) safe and informed in the event of an emergency. Any communications strategy should include many different channels of communication. At Omnilert, we call this multimodal notification (aka “Omnilerting”.)  This often involves colle …

Continue Reading
Need help? Chat now.