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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.
Industry Weapon, an Omnilert partner, allows safety teams to automatically update emergency alerts and content on digital signage more quickly and easily. In the past, hardware and software compatibility challenges were often in the forefront of our minds. However, with the advancements in emergency notification and digital signage solutions, the focus can now be on how easy it is to keep your people more informed and safe through the integration of the two technologies.
Towson University recognized this need and the importance of integrating the two technologies to reach as many people as possible to fulfill their vision of multimodal communications. They easily integrated Industry Weapon with Omnilert to display emergency notifications all over campus and can easily choose the content and visuals they wish to display during any critical event. The integration was routine for Industry Weapon and Omnilert.
To learn more, read the Towson University Case Study.
No organization wants to think about the day that an emergency might happen at their facilities, especially an active shooter crisis, but it is something that each organization must prepare. Not only is mass emergency preparation a legal obligation, but most would argue that it is a moral one. You want to keep your people informed and out of harm’s way. If there’s an emergency, people expect to be notified and provided the guidance to remain safe. There are many alerts that we have grown accustomed to receiving such as weather alerts, Amber or Silver Alerts, or even local emergency alerts. So, if there’s an active shooter emergency in the vicinity, people expect to be alerted in a similar fashion.
Severe weather can happen at any time. Depending on the season and your location, weather threats can range from thunderstorms and tornadic activity to hurricanes, Nor’easters, or even a wintry mix. Having emergency communication plans and an automated method of distributing said communications in place helps ensure you and the people you are responsible for are kept safe and informed during severe weather season - no matter which season.
Of all the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act college and university communities most frequently associate it with the timely warning. As an original part of the 1990 law timely warnings have fundamentally changed how students and employees learn about campus crime in a way that is now firmly enshrined in their cultures as it is what they most frequently see.