Omnilert Blog

Using a pre-defined series of actions to mitigate risk.

We hope emergencies never happen. 

With the increasing instances of violence in the workplace, environmental disasters, and terrorism, corporations are being challenged to minimize the associated impacts to operations and lives. Unfortunately, the reality is they will arise at any time. Preparing for potentially disastrous events cannot be left to an ad hoc management approach to risk. The question is how can organizations mitigate risk when they do arise?

 

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Critical Insights, Emergency Communications & Notifications, ENS Implementation & Management, Selecting the right ENS, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Frank McCathran

Increasing peace of mind by sending accurate notifications during emergencies

No business is immune to disaster. Weather events, workplace violence, fires - these types of emergencies can affect any type of business at any time, without warning. It is enough to keep an operations manager or an executive up at night, worrying about what could go wrong.

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Emergency Planning & Preparation

Frank McCathran

Alerting is not enough: The importance of sending more than a text message

Many organizations have implemented an emergency notification system to notify their people and have an emergency action plan.  Although this plan is helpful to an organization’s internal team, what about direction for those receiving the alert?

Just sending an alert via text message or email to your people is not enough.

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News & Events, Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Frank McCathran

Communications Matter: Digital signage provides emergency notification integration

Integrating your emergency notifications with any and every communication channel possible is paramount. Digital signage is a common technology found on college and corporate campuses, and should be utilized during emergencies to not only be sure those already registered to receive text messages and emails are informed, but to also inform all visitors and those who are not registered.

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ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Samantha Leland

Exercising your mass notification system

By Marc Burdiss CEM, MEP, M.Ed, Northern Arizona University

When was the last time you exercised your mass notification system? Six months ago? A year? If you are like most, you can point to the day and time, and maybe even produce a brief After Action Report (AAR) from the event and confidently check that box completed. That’s great, but probably not enough, and you are probably not using all the exercise approaches you should be trying. Let me explain...

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Critical Insights, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Omnilert

Taking ownership during emergency response to avoid chaos

Many of us can think back to our first semester at college. On move-in day, we met the Residential Assistant in our dorm, walked the path to each class we were to attend, and made sure we could locate the mess hall. We did all of those things to reduce the stress and anxiety we knew we would already be facing on our first day of classes after moving away from home and knowing practically no one. We prepared for all the things we would anticipate going wrong.

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Emergency Planning & Preparation

Samantha Leland

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