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Mall Terrorist Scare Makes Tenant Notification a Priority

1 minute read - Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Feb 23, 2015 5:00:33 PM

Malls bump up security as terror group mentions Mall of America in threat

These days, a lot of the functionality that digital technology brings can be pretty glamorous. But when it comes to emergency preparedness, walking through the worst case scenario is far from dazzling. Let this week’s terror threat from al-Shabaab, a Somali militant group with ties to al-Qaeda, on the Mall of America be a wake up call.

Although authorities are calling the threat an empty one, it certainly ruffles feathers and should act as a public service announcement to ensure we have plans in place to communicate during a crisis.

As an owner or manager of a shopping mall or retail center ask yourself this question: In the event of emergency situation, what are my initial communication steps? If your answer includes handing out flyers or an e-mail only approach, please stop what you’re doing and give Pocketstop a call.

Tenant safety and security is our mission. Communications is how we do it.

Our sophisticated yet simple mass notification system, RedFlag, is a multi-channel mass notification system that gives you the ability to keep your tenants safe, secure and informed by providing information no matter where you are and no matter where your tenants are. More and more shopping malls around the country, as well as other places that hold the public’s trust to keep them safe, are realizing the need for mass notification systems and the functionality they provide.

Pro Tip: Let this scare push you to update your tenant contact lists and emergency information no matter what communication system you are using. A key piece of information is useless if it never reaches its intended recipient.

For more information on the al-Shabaab threat watch the video below

For more information about Pocketstop’s RedFlag mass notification system, give us a call today at 877-840-2444 or go to and live chat with us today.

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