Emergency Management

How Mass Communication Software Can Prepare You for the 2016 Hurricane Season

How Mass Communication Software Can Prepare You for the Hurricane Season

By | Emergency Management

Storms, they are a’brewin’

Have you checked the weather lately? The 2016 hurricane season is starting out with a bang. NOAA has already issued several advisories for both the Atlantic and Pacific. Take a look at some of the latest headlines from the Weather Channel:

“Gulf of Mexico ‘Hot Tub’ Could Fuel Hurricane Season” and  “Hurricane Season Forecast Update: 10 More Named Atlantic Storms Expected.” There are millions of people in harm’s way and hundreds of families and business bracing for the deluge. Read More

Planning Ahead: The Benefits of Templates in Your Emergency Notification Software

By | Emergency Management

A critical event can be incredibly stressful, and if you aren’t prepared to effectively communicate when disaster strikes, a negative situation can escalate quickly.

The cost of unpreparedness is high – a notification that is put together in the spur of the moment can have a devastating effect that will likely prove costly for an organization, both monetarily and otherwise. Informing the wrong users of an office closure, or failing to provide vital evacuation information in the case of a fire is a serious issue.

One way to take control and eliminate hurried responses is to create notification templates. Templates are pre-built notifications that include your message, pre-set delivery channels, your audience, and any other needed customizations like read confirmations and surveys. You can improve your emergency response plan by creating templates to ensure you always send out the right message at the right time. Read More

7 Must-Have Features of an Emergency Notification System

By | Emergency Management

When you start to evaluate emergency notification system vendors, you’ll need to narrow in on your organization’s specific needs. Which features matter the most? And are they easy to use? As you’re looking for a vendor to best fit your emergency notification requirements, be on the lookout for these seven must-have features of an emergency notification system that will make your communications easier. Read More

How to use an emergency phone number + four tips from our customers

By | Emergency Management
When laying down the foundation for employee safety and communication, one of the most essential resources to establish within your organization is a secure emergency phone number. A reliable place where your employees can go to hear pertinent information, retrieve updates, and understand how the information on the other side of the phone affects their well-being, their day, or their job. A number your employees can call or text to report information, raise concerns, present questions in one centralized place for the employer. Read More

6 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Emergency Notification System

By | Emergency Management

If you’re considering an emergency mass notification system, you’re already familiar with why it’s crucial to your business resilience and emergency preparedness planning. But have you thought about how you can amplify your mass communications software’s capabilities to fit other areas of your organization? What about the functions that will have the biggest impact on your operations and profitability? Read More

Deploy Your Emergency Notification Software Across the Entire Organization

By | Emergency Management

Organizations are increasingly exploring ways they can automate and improve their communications beyond one-way alerts and notifications. In addition to communicating quickly and easily during emergency situations, customers are looking for a holistic platform that gives them the option of notifying their audience for a variety of needs: marketing, operational improvements, organizational announcements, scheduling, and much more. From promotional subscriptions to automating manual processes, you should be able to use your notification software to send important messages and engage any audience with two-way participation tools. Read More