Emergency Notification Systems and Crisis Communication – Blog

Triggering Weather Safety Notifications through Omnilert Scenarios

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.

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, Selecting the Right ENS, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Andy Hausman

Buyer’s Guide to Emergency Notification Solutions

Emergencies can happen everywhere – from the manufacturing floor to the campus quad. It’s so important to have a reliable and robust mass notification solution to provide you and your people effective and reliable communication before, during, and after an emergency.

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ENS Implementation & Management, Selecting the Right ENS, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Juliet Hulse

Lessons Learned from Mass Shooting Attacks

Many of us can still remember the shock and horror that went through our bodies when we heard about the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999. While the Columbine attack was almost 20 years ago, the mass shooting at the Sandy school in Connecticut, which killed 20 6- and 7-year-old students and six adults, just passed its five-year mark in December.

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Selecting the Right ENS, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Juliet Hulse

Introducing Omnilert 6: Evolving Emergency Notification & Response

Omnilert continues to lead the mass notification industry with the announcement of the latest critical communications platform release, Omnilert 6. Available immediately, Omnilert 6 enables greater automation, scalability, and integration with your organization’s emergency action and response plans. This release marks the next critical step in the evolution of the industry.

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Selecting the Right ENS, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Frank McCathran

Corporate Campus Innovations in Implementing Emergency Action & Response 


Success in organizational or campus safety is contingent upon careful planning and collaboration with other business units. The best outcomes occur when an emergency manager, operations manager, safety director, or the like, assembles a team to assist with testing and implementing their solution. When you’re working with hundreds, or even thousands, of people on a large campus the question comes down to how can you make sure you’re successfully reaching every person?

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Critical Insights, Selecting the Right ENS, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Juliet Hulse

Automating Emergency Notifications: A Scenario-Based Approach

How can you reduce that critical period of time - from recognizing an actionable incident to initiating a comprehensive set of response actions? How can you ensure that the right people receive the right information in a matter of minutes - or even seconds? Automation. In this article, published in the most recent Critical Mass Magazine, we explain how adopting an automated, scenario-based approach can help improve the efficiency of your response plans. 

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ENS Implementation & Management, Selecting the Right ENS, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Juliet Hulse

Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness Guide - During

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.

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Juliet Hulse 

Triggering Severe Weather Safety Notifications Through Omnilert Scenarios

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.

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Andy Hausman 

Off-Campus Timely Warnings - An Explanation

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.

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

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