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At this point most campuses have multiple methods of communicating with students during an emergency. Emergency messages can be delivered to students’ phones, reaching those students who are actively using their phone, or have it on and nearby.
Most colleges and universities have branded “ALERTS” systems (think “VT ALERTS” at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia). These website alerting methods push emergency notifications to desktops for students who are working online.
Increasingly, hospitals are taking advantage of emergency messaging technology to share critical announcements and communicate information internally.
The latest generation of textual notification devices can connect to text messaging providers automatically, eliminating the need to maintain traditional PCs and servers.
Cybersafety ties into campus safety in general. Let's ask a few more questions and offer a couple of solutions.
On university campuses, the internet and its devices are everywhere. That means administrators and IT teams must take extra steps to install adequate security measures.
In times of crisis, it's incredibly important that everyone in the environment stays calm and follows emergency procedures. For this reason, campuses and corporate environments should look into emergency notification boards for their respective organizations.
Virginia Tech’s existing emergency response plan included email and SMS/text message modes of communication, but there were critical instant notification “soft spots” in the plan including limited methods to reach students and faculty in captive spaces, such as classrooms and hallways. Officials selected to Inova Solutions’ OnAlert as one component of the VT Alerts system. - See more at: http://www.inovasolutions.com/blog/post/campus-safety-case-study-virgini...