Will Your Emergency Communications Get to the Right People in Time?
Siemens’ Desigo Mass Notification Solution is a centralized emergency communication and management platform that integrates building systems to send the right message to the right people, wherever they are.
When disaster strikes, every second counts, and an emergency notification system can help your organization quickly and appropriately respond to a wide variety of crises, including natural disasters and weather emergencies, facility operations issues and hostile events. Unfortunately, after an emergency, many organizations discover their plans and mass notification systems failed to live up to their expectations.
Often, campuses rely too much on cell phone communication during emergencies, which can result in messages being delayed or not received at all. Additionally, the messages that do make it through in a timely fashion might not be taken seriously.
Another common issue is that many organizations have disparate systems that don’t work together. This can result in message delay and the mismanagement of incidents. Additionally, emergency notification systems that aren’t integrated can be cumbersome and non-intuitive, which can lead to confusing and/or inaccurate information being disseminated.
Many campus emergency alert systems also don’t have audit trails that provide for accountability. Not having these features can increase your organization’s liability exposure and tarnish its reputation.
Siemens’ Desigo Mass Notification Solution can help your campus overcome these common challenges. Desigo is a centralized communication and management platform that integrates building systems to send the right message to the right people, wherever they are.
Studies have shown that people are more likely to take a warning seriously if they receive it more than once and from multiple sources. Now, with Desigo Mass Notification you can quickly, reliably and accurately get emergency and routine communications sent to and received by the right people, no matter where they are or what they are doing.
Desigo offers a user-friendly interface, powerful reporting, and the ability to leverage infrastructure investments. By reaching a mass audience with timely, life-saving information, Desigo Mass Notification helps organizations prevent tragedy and comply with the new NFPA 3000 provisional standard.
For more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/mass-notification.
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