Emergency Communication White Papers

White papers from industry experts on mass notification best practices.

Mass Notification System Gaps and Design Improvements
Published September, 2017

The latest DOJ report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics on Campus Law Enforcement (January 2015) stated that nearly all 4 year institutions with 5,000 or more students enrolled during the 2011-2012 academic years had...

Published June, 2014

Many colleges and universities recognize that instant, multi-modal communication to students and faculty during an emergency situation will keep their campus community as safe as possible. However, few emergency management personnel know how to deploy a multi-modal notification system in the most effective way.  This white paper describes best practices and common pitfalls of emergency notification system deployment.

Published June, 2014

The rise in recent years of campus violence across the country has exemplified the need to effectively communicate vital information instantly to all students and staff during a crisis. This white paper explores the role that visual alerting and smart LED signage play in holistic, multi-modal emergency communication strategies for university campuses.