Lencore's Dan Smith talks to Campus Safety about the steps to take to ensure alert systems work when they must.
There are a lot of mass notification solutions available on the market today, and it’s generally considered a best practice to deploy several systems so that the strengths of each can address the weaknesses of the others. Choosing the right systems that will be most effective and appropriate for your organization, however, can be extremely challenging
Another issue is systems integration. Hospitals, schools and universities must be able to get their new and legacy emergency alert systems to interoperate so the notification process is fast and efficient.
During a podcast with MNEC.com sister publication Campus Safety, Lencore drector of marketing David Smith discusses the importance of addressing system reach, clarity, redundancy and reporting. He also talks to CS executive editor Robin Hattersley Gray about developing a long-term communications and technology plan that involves the right campus stakeholders.
Additionally, Smith explains NFPA 72 and why universities, hospitals and schools who don’t incorporate it could experience problems with the function and reliability of their emergency notification systems.