Racine Unified School District ran into the challenge of securing its school building while safely permitting appropriate individuals into building. The disctirct found the solution by installing an Aiphone video intercom, the AX Series, to provide reliable communication and control access points.
Most likely, non-emergency communications equipment and traditional mass notification systems are already in place at your institution. With some adjustments, these, combined with newly installed solutions, might be able to provide much of the coverage your institution needs during a disaster.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the pros and cons of the more commonly used emergency alert systems. Deploying multiple modes will help to ensure the strengths of one solution compensate for the weaknesses of others. Also, be certain to account for the hearing and sight impaired.