UCLA to Adopt New Everbridge Emergency Notification System
Everbridge adds major higher education institution to its growing cluster of customers in Southern California.
BURLINGTON, Mass.–Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), a global software company announced on Tuesday that the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will be using Everbridge’s Critical Event Management platform to help keep students, staff and faculty safe and informed during crisis situations.
“Campuses nationwide are unfortunately seeing an influx in violence,” the company claimed in a press release. “According to the Violent Victimization of College Students report, students report about 526,000 violent crimes each year, 128,000 of those which ‘involved a weapon or serious injury to the victim.’ Further complicating the issue is the fact that UCLA’s campus has thousands of people – including parents, campus visitors and sports fans – on the grounds at any given time, which can make it difficult to communicate effectively. Everbridge’s Critical Event Management platform enables campus officials to keep the campus community informed and able to react quickly to a dynamic situation such as a school lockdown, criminal threat or severe weather.
“Everbridge makes sending alerts to individuals faster and more efficient while simultaneously activating on premise alerting hardware with the same message,” said Art Kirkland, Director, Office of Emergency Management, UCLA. “Everbridge’s proven platform is a crucial piece of our security strategy aimed at ensuring the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors at all times.”
Everbridge’s other clients include numerous educational institutions including the California Institute of Technology, University of Maryland College-Park and University of Oregon. In addition, the company often serves state and local governments, hospitals and transit hubs in the same area as the schools. Within the Southern California region, Everbridge serves Orange County, Ventura County, Los Angeles County EMS, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles International Airport, as well as leading healthcare organizations such as Molina Healthcare and PIH Health.
“Campus safety professionals have an increasingly complex and difficult job to do and we are committed to supporting their efforts,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “UCLA has taken an important step in giving students, staff, faculty and even parents piece of mind that they will be safe even though they may be far from home.”
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate an organization’s operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events such as IT outages or cyber-attack incidents, over 3,400 global customers rely on the company’s SaaS-based platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes, and track progress on executing response plans. The company’s platform sent over 1.5 billion messages in 2016, and offers the ability to reach over 200 countries and territories with secure delivery to more than 100 different communication devices. The company’s critical event management and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, IT Alerting, Safety Connection™, Community Engagement®, Visual Command Center®, Crisis Commander® and CareConverge™, and are easy-to-use and deploy, secure, highly scalable and reliable. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 8 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, all four of the largest global accounting firms, all 25 of the 25 busiest North American airports and 6 of the 10 largest global automakers. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in San Francisco, Lansing, Beijing, London and Stockholm. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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