Emergency Communication Challenges and Solutions for Manufacturing Facilities
3 Ways Your Desk Phone Can Revolutionize Your Crisis Communication
Emergencies in manufacturing and industrial facilities happen. It’s inevitable. Some, however, have significant ramifications like jeopardizing business continuity and workplace safety. Many industrial organizations operate in large, open areas, which when combined with high noise, make emergency notification via cell phone or overhead announcement ineffective or in some situations even impossible.
Facility managers and their staff need to have the peace of mind that when an emergency happens, they can send alerts and receive them without missing anyone. Mass Notification Systems like Alertus’ provides a solution that is flexible and powerful enough to accommodate loud environments and large footprints.
3 Reasons Why Your Organization Needs Multi-Channel Notifications in an Emergency
Did you know that your desk phone can be leveraged to disseminate critical emergency messages to your entire organization? The right Mass Notification System (MNS) can leverage your existing technology to transform ordinary devices such as desktops, mobile phones, digital signage, and yes, even your desk phone into a powerful and unified emergency communication system.
Reach your Employees In and Out of the Office with Emergency Mass Notification
Inclement weather, workplace violence, and other emergencies happen all too frequently. In an emergency, can you quickly, clearly, and effectively alert your employees, students, visitors, etc. no matter where they are? If not, that means you need a Mass Notification System (MNS) that has multi-channel notifications.
Workplace Violence: The Impact of Mass Notification Systems on Business Continuity and Your ROI
Employees are the greatest asset any company must protect regardless of location, time zones, and shifts. The ability to protect your employees in an emergency wherever they may be, in a timely manner, is imperative for business continuity.
Using MNS for Internal Communication
Violence in the workplace has become an epidemic. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, homicides accounted for 10 percent of all workplace fatalities in 2016. The Office of Victims of Crime Statistics reported that the number of mass shootings occurring in the past ten years is 2.4x greater than a decade prior (1998-2007). The frequency and severity of these events have escalated, with an average of 2 million people directly affected a year.
5 Emergency Notification Tips for Effective Crisis Communication in Government Facilities
Your organization made the smart choice to invest in a Mass Notification System for emergency and critical communication. There’s no reason to stop there, however. Many mass notification systems can also be leveraged for internal communications, from network outages to general company announcements.
K-12 Schools Eligible to Receive Boost in Funding for Emergency Notification Upgrades
When you’re experiencing an emergency, it is imperative that you reach everyone, everywhere with timely and clear alerts. Communication isn’t always easy, especially in most high-traffic government facilities. Emergency professionals have to deal with a lot of moving parts - staff, contractors, visitors, and more. This is where Emergency Notification Systems (ENS), (also often referred to as Mass Notification Systems or MNS), can help.
Here are five ways ENS can instantly improve crisis communication in your government facility.
Tips to Reduce your Emergency Response Times
Every year, schools aim to prioritize campus safety, but for many schools, this requires more resources than their district budgets allow. Fortunately, the number of grant programs offered at both the federal and state levels have increased to enable schools to purchase valuable safety systems and equipment. The latest of which is The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office Stop School Violence: School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP).
How to Satisfy Alyssa's Law Requirements
Making sure that you reach everyone, everywhere with immediate and critical information is crucial to mitigating loss and confusion during an emergency event. A Mass Notification System (MSN) that is designed to alert your institution or enterprise by leveraging all existing available infrastructure and IT assets, is vital to reducing your emergency response times.
4 Tips for Better School Safety
K-12 schools in New Jersey are now required to meet new safety standards after the state passed “Alyssa’s Law” as of February 2019. The law’s namesake is Alyssa Alhadeff, a victim of the Parkland shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Highschool.
Choose Safety This National School Choice Week
Educators play a significant part in the lives of our children, and as time has progressed, we’ve seen educators’ responsibility to both teach our children and keep them safe grow increasingly challenging. Below, you’ll find four major tips to help you evaluate your school’s safety and implement changes to improve your campus.
Alertus Virtual Seminar Recap: Roadmap from Preparedness to Recovery
It’s National School Choice Week 2019! This is the time of year where families participate in thousands of information sessions, open houses, school fairs, and celebrations all over the country to help inform them about the different K-12 schooling options available. And there is really so much to consider; location, the qualifications of the teaching staff, the quality of school lunches, etc. With the increase in school shootings and other violent events, the quality of a school’s crisis management and response is definitely at the forefront of most parents minds. After all, how can a child focus on learning if their basic need for safety isn’t met?
Understanding Alertus System Security
The Alertus Webinar Series brought together four emergency experts to take our audience on a journey throughout the entire emergency response scenario. These emergency experts provided valuable tools and knowledge into emergency preparedness, emotional recovery, business continuity, and more, to help organizations properly prepare for and address any emergency.
Preparing: Addressing Common Mistakes From the Planning Stage Before It’s Too Late
During: Crisis Communication: Initial Response Through Recovery
Business Continuity: Active Shooter Security Risk Assessments - Lessons from Parkland, Annapolis and Jacksonville Shootings
Emotional Support: Terror in the Workplace: Mental Health Lessons Learned from Recent Attacks
Signs That It's Time to Scale Your Emergency Mass Notification
The Alertus Emergency Mass Notification System is an industry-leading, powerful, and flexible solution. For over a decade, we’ve seamlessly integrated with and provided potentially life-saving alerts across organizations’ existing infrastructures
and technologies, including desktop computers, PA systems, VoIP phones, digital signage, mobile devices, fire panels, and more. We pride ourselves on our ability to help you defend against physical attacks, but did you know that we work equally as hard to make sure our system is safe from cyber attacks?
So you’re wondering if it’s time to scale your mass notification. It is certainly an important question to ask. At Alertus, we’ve seen thousands of organizations that have started off with small systems specializing in a specific type of notification. It’s often a text or email service that allows them to send alerts to individuals, but emergency managers are looking for more, and rightfully so. Reaching everyone, and everywhere, is the number one priority in an emergency. Systems that only offer one type of notification drastically miss the mark when it comes to reaching every inch of a facility with critical information. This leaves just one option, scale!