Emergency communications & mass notification

An exclusive roundtable-in-print

Brummel: Any public market could potentially benefit from a tiered mass notification system, including corporate campus environments, malls and shopping centers, municipalities and any public venue. If implemented correctly, a robust public warning system with multiple levels of notification can reach far more than the standard wailing horns today.

Shanes: Corporate facilities, large industrial complexes, mass transit, retail and healthcare are a few examples where creative thinking can bring unexpected benefits when the system is used to spread functional and advertorial messages.

Miasnik: Besides the education market, any organization involved in protecting the masses is a great candidate for leveraging a mass notification system. AtHoc's IWSAlerts is used at more than 300 military and homeland security installations worldwide. State and local governments, the hospitality industry, industrial plants and large enterprises are just a few additional examples.

Giannini: Emergency communications and mass notification systems can be very useful in municipal or county government facilities, as a way of informing citizens of emergency situations, including severe weather notifications. In the military market, requirements have been put in place regarding emergency communication solutions in military bases globally. Large corporate environments or places of assembly such as casinos, entertainment venues, sports arenas and amusement parks are also well suited for having emergency communication systems as part of their life-safety programs.