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The Best Emergency Communication System

Caroline Duncan - Nov 1, 2017 4:49:13 PM

Keeping your people safe in a crisis is much easier to do when you have an effective emergency communication systemin place for your organization.

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Emergency situations develop quickly, often with little to no warning, so it is imperative you have a system at the ready that you can activate within seconds when time is critical.

Emergencies that could affect your business include, but are not limited to natural disasters, severe weather events, explosions, chemical spills, gas leaks, fires, bomb threats, civil disturbances, terrorism or active shooters.

The demands of communicating during an emergency situation differ greatly from the demands of communicating during a non-emergency situation.

During an emergency, you need a system that is high-performing, and can reach as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time, that is also flexible and can be tailored to suit both the circumstances of your business, but also the circumstances of the particular emergency at hand.

If you’re looking for the best emergency communication system for your organization, look no further than DeskAlerts.

DeskAlerts is an innovative software system that sends pop-up messages to the computer screens of employees. The messages appear no matter what software or app staff are using, or if their screens are on standby, sleep mode or screensaver mode. The pop-ups can’t be ignored and require a user response so you will know who has seen the messages and who hasn’t.

The system is best practice for emergency communications because it:

Is more effective than sending email. Email has become notoriously unreliable at the best of times, with many never getting opened due to cluttered inboxes. When there is an emergency you can’t take this risk – you need people to know there is an emergency and act as soon as possible.

Is easy to use. DeskAlerts doesn’t require you to be a computer expert to operate. It has a very simple interface and can be used by just about anyone, meaning you save time in an emergency situation as messages can be sent out very quickly.

Allows you to create templates ahead of time. You can save even more time in an emergency with DeskAlerts by pre-preparing emergency alert notification templates suitable for your organization. When an emergency occurs, all you have to do is populate the template with information relevant to the situation.

Is affordable. Some emergency communication systems have lots of costs associated with them as you have to buy, install and maintain them. DeskAlerts is an affordable solution for your business, large or small.

Lets you target audiences. When you work in an organization with staff spread out in different locations across the country or around the world, an emergency situation such as a natural disaster or terrorist attack isn’t going to directly affect every employee in your company. DeskAlerts allows you to set custom audiences so only those staff in the affected location will be sent notifications.

Compatable with other emergency systems. DeskAlerts is compatable with a range of other emergency systems such as tornado warning sirens, disaster alarms and the color alert codes that are used by hospitals.

Topics: Emergency Alert System

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