When an emergency happens, institutions of higher education, schools and healthcare facilities must quickly notify students, patients, staff and visitors so they can protect themselves and the individuals in their care. Emergency notification systems are an excellent way to inform everyone in a campus community when there is a dangerous situation that requires an immediate response on their part. That response could be sheltering in place, locking down, evacuating or some other action step.
This convenient guide from STI provides a breakdown of the more commonly used emergency notification systems. Many of these solutions can be integrated so critical information can reach more individuals on or near a campus, as well as other stakeholders, such as family members who could be in another state or country. Additionally, today's top emergency alert systems can be integrated with other security and life safety equipment.