Emergencies require you to be prepared at all times. Regardless of your industry, calamities can strike without any warning, and you need to be ready to deal with them. If you’re left off guard, it can lead to a significant loss of life and property.
Many government agencies and high-profile businesses tell their employees to follow “the New York Times rule” when sending emails, drafting documents, and making business decisions. The rule is simple: if you would be embarrassed to see your conduct reported (or your email quoted) on the front page of the newspaper, think twice!
In 2017, several major cyber attacks affected large businesses. Some affected millions of people: for example, the Equifax and Uber breaches compromised millions of people’s information. Beyond the high-profile attacks affecting millions of consumers, many small businesses faced the constant threat of falling victim to one of many malware attacks on corporate systems.
Most of us live day-to-day, not thinking of those affected by disasters unless it makes the national news. One Emergency Notification Service shows in real-time, worldwide events that require coordination, management and constant communications.
Awaking this morning to the news of yet another massive earthquake in Nepal was heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are suffering and to the aid workers who are assembling in Nepal to help those who are helpless. If you’re interested in donating to help those in need, you should consider identify a list of already vetted organizations you can donate to with confidence.
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Spring is a time of warmer temperatures and new life outside our windows. It is also a time when the weather can cause disruptions in our lives and, if we’re not prepared, it can be a time where we find ourselves in trouble and in need of an emergency communications system.
Pocketstop’s Mass Notification System Alerts People to Stay Away
In recent news, we’ve had to hear about the harsh reality of an active shooter in public places like shopping malls, schools and movie theaters. A quick Google search for “active shooter” retrieves nearly 5 million hits. It’s a hot topic out there in the world of creating an effective emergency preparedness plan.
When it comes to an organization’s emergency preparedness plan, often we become complacent in our preparations or succumb to the thought that “it won’t happen to me.” Unfortunately, disaster does not discriminate and all of us are as some risk for bad things happening. Emergency planning, a robust emergency preparedness plan and a mass notification system can help us mitigate the bad things that may just come our way.
Reducing Response Time Contributes to Positive Outcomes
It’s early Saturday afternoon and your shopping center is alive with the buzzing of people ready to bring in the fall season. You see a few people who have even donned light jackets despite the summer’s sun that hasn’t quite quit just yet. As a shopping mall property manager, your responsibilities are in full swing on this busy day. You’re ready for anything!
Businesses, schools, shopping malls — any organization — that uses technology to provide safety and security, increases the peace of mind and comfort for those employees, students, patrons — whoever — that frequent these locations. As a part of an organization’s overall emergency action plan, it is important to utilize a mass notification system. A mass notification system instantly sends emergency notifications to desired recipients within a few seconds. Multi-channel mass notification systems can provide critical information such as instructions from an organization’s emergency action plan on what to do in an emergency and the status of crisis situations. Mass notification systems are effective tools not limited to only emergencies but for a variety of situations.
Emergency situations require immediate, reliable communications and do not leave room for error. As humans, excess pressure, confusion and anxiety during critical situations can cause us to make mistakes when the time counts. Unfortunately, making mistakes during critical situations can lead to serious consequences. Implementing, and using, a mass notification system at your organization can be a reliable source of communication that works well especially when it is needed the most.