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The Importance of Redundancy in Emergency Notification Systems

Posted by American Time on Aug 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

A student is called to the office but the PA system disrupts the entire school to make the announcement. A student has a medical emergency in a hallway but there’s no way to communicate with nearby classrooms. Instructions for fire, lockdown and tornado drills aren’t clear or specific to each area of a building.

No single emergency notification system can cover every scenario and communicate in every way possible, as explained in a recent survey and report by Campus Safety: “… several mass notification systems should be deployed so that the weaknesses of one solution can be compensated for by other so­lutions.” In fact, most K-12 and higher ed survey respondents use multiple systems to ensure that emergency communication is clear, redundant and reliable.

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Topics: EverAlert, Emergency Notification Systems

The Benefits of an Emergency Notification System for Daily Use

Posted by American Time on Jul 23, 2020 12:43:47 PM

In a recent informative report by Campus Safety, the importance of installing multiple emergency notification systems is loud and clear: Different systems fill in the inevitable gaps of any single technology; they ensure redundancy and clearer communications during a crisis; and multiple systems are needed to alert different audiences in an emergency, such as students, law enforcement, parents, neighbors, etc.

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Topics: EverAlert, Emergency Notification Systems

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