Emergency Alerts

Read: There Is More to Mass Notification Than Just Buying a System

There Is More to Mass Notification Than Just Buying a System

Emergency alert systems must be supported with proper training, policies, procedures and preparation so that messages are timely and effective.

Read: New Crisis Notification System Installed for Free at Ga. Elementary School

New Crisis Notification System Installed for Free at Ga. Elementary School

The system involves ID badges that teachers can press during an emergency. During a serious event, an automatic lockdown can be implemented using the badge.

Read: S.A.F.E. Emergency Mobile Alerts Platform Now Free to All Mass. Schools

S.A.F.E. Emergency Mobile Alerts Platform Now Free to All Mass. Schools

The developers of Massachusetts Alerts will donate its emergency alerts platform to schools for enhanced protection during a life-threatening emergency.

Read: Is Your Campus Prepared for Extreme Weather?

Is Your Campus Prepared for Extreme Weather?

Good building design, emergency notification systems and proper policies will help you mitigate your campus’ inclement and extreme weather risks.

Read: HID Global’s New BEEKs Badge Beacons Keep Hospital Employees Safe

HID Global’s New BEEKs Badge Beacons Keep Hospital Employees Safe

Hospitals can better keep doctors, nurses and staff safe from workplace violence with HID Global’s new IoT-based duress badges.

Read: Penn State Under Fire for Not Sending Text Alert After Off-Campus Shooting

Penn State Under Fire for Not Sending Text Alert After Off-Campus Shooting

Students turned to social media to voice frustration with Penn State for not sending text alerts about a shooting that was two miles off campus.

Read: 5 Critical Steps To Create an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) At Your School

5 Critical Steps To Create an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) At Your School

Schools need to get these steps right to write an effective emergency operations plan (EOP), and they all occur before putting pen to paper.

Read: Mich. School District Installs Gunshot Detection and Alert Stations

Mich. School District Installs Gunshot Detection and Alert Stations

Glen Lake Community Schools are the first in Michigan to install gunshot detection and alert systems to further aid in active shooter preparation.

Read: UW-Whitewater Implements Changes to Prevent Additional False Alarms

UW-Whitewater Implements Changes to Prevent Additional False Alarms

Inadvertent contact with an alert activation button sent out an email indicating an active threat on the UW-Whitewater campus back in May.

Read: UW-Whitewater Sends False ‘Run Hide Fight’ Alert, Sounds Alarms

UW-Whitewater Sends False ‘Run Hide Fight’ Alert, Sounds Alarms

UW-Whitewater officials blame the error on a “technical issue with the system” and have brought in technical experts to help investigate.

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