Finding ways to alert citizens or staff before an emergency happens is one of the most effective ways to minimize life-threatening situations and to help people prepare sooner. Providing reliable ongoing communication after the emergency can help mitigate the effects of the incident.
The proliferation of communication technologies means that citizens and communities have more ways than ever to stay in touch. When an emergency or disaster strikes, that can make the job of crisis communication either easier, or more difficult. It all depends on the toolset you have to work with. A growing number of emergency preparedness plans include the use of multi-channel or multimodal alerting systems like Amerilert and e2Campus.
Local governments, first responders and companies use Amerilert to reach citizens and employees for emergency notifications. The Amerilert system can send thousands of simultaneous voice, SMS text and e-mail messages, post to social media and web pages, and integrate with PA systems, digital signs and other methods.
Emergency preparedness on campus and in schools has grown increasingly important over the last few years. e2Campus is an emergency notification system designed for campuses and schools that can communicate important or urgent information to thousands of people at once. It allows college campuses and school systems to reach administrators, teachers, parents and students with critical safety information via text messages, e-mail, voicemails, PA announcements and more.
New technologies will continue to emerge that will broaden the spectrum of mass communication tools for better emergency preparedness. Emergency alert systems from Amerilert and e2Campus are designed to keep pace with change. Whatever technology transforms the way we communicate tomorrow, Amerilert, e2Campus and other Omnilert products will be ready to keep your community safe and connected.