Every second is critical!
A fire breaks out in the middle school auditorium. A water main breaks, forcing the elementary school to cancel classes. A very suspicious stranger is reported lurking on the grounds of the high school. In an extreme case, a crime suspect is on the school property and puts everyone in the building in danger. Recent history has proven these emergencies do happen and they require swift action by building and district administrators to protect students, faculty, and staff from immediate threats to their safety – while keeping parents and guardians updated.
Benefits of a Mass Notification System
Effective communication during emergencies is essential. Mass notification systems typically use existing data and voice networks to deliver pre-recorded or live messages that alert parents, students, and staff of emergencies and provides them with instructions, such as evacuating a building or going to pre-assigned rooms that serve as shelters.
The system allows for immediate contact to all parties through phone calls, text messages (SMS), instant messages, emails, and other alerts on many different devices such as analog and digital phones, computers, mobile phones, digital assistants, fax machines, and pagers.
Additionally, mass notification systems can broadcast messages indoors and outdoors through loudspeakers, paging systems, digital signage, and alarms. Typically, our customers also install video surveillance cameras to augment the mass notification system because it’s better to be able to see and hear what’s going on. Besides playing a role during emergencies, surveillance systems let administrators monitor high-risk areas to reduce crime and vandalism.
While mass notification systems are geared toward emergencies, they are also used for other situations such as to warn people of severe weather, class cancellations, a gas line or water main break, or other important information
Having an emergency action plan is necessary. Having a crisis management solution is critical! By partnering with SmartEdge, you can give your staff, students, and residents the confidence that they are better protected and safer more now than ever.
Find out how the Fort LeBoeuf School District did it!
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