Institutions cannot afford to have an emergency notification system that takes minutes to verify an emergency, draft a message, seek approval and/or send the alert. To address this challenge, Florida State University, in conjunction with Siemens, has developed a centralized activation portal for its FSU ALERT emergency notification system.
Training, planning, policies, coordination with stakeholders ensure messages reach everyone.
Texas A&M University can issue alerts simultaneously across multiple platforms like SMS, IP connections, social media and more.
This cheat sheet breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of the most commonly used emergency alert systems.
Conducting a risk analysis, sharing resources, creating clear, concise messages and more can help your campus send emergency alerts.
Manufacturers, software developers and integrators are working hard to develop ways campus alert solutions can interoperate and notify campus constituents in a more timely fashion.