Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mass Notification Systems

Whether you own or rent your facility, you have to protect your employees and others who use the building or who are simply visiting. How do you do this? Mass notification systems are the tool most organizations use today. The object is simple: notify a large number of people in the shortest amount of time. This week’s articles offer some insights into how these systems work, how you can put them into effect and even provide links to some providers of these solutions.

A mass notification system should not only be versatile enough to contact individuals regardless of where they are, but also able to reach out to pre-defined areas regardless of whom is situated there. (Item #1) The first step is to develop a notification plan, which serves as the basis for developing a mass notification system that delivers emergency messages. (Item #2) Here are some things to keep in mind when planning or upgrading a mass notification system. (Item #3)

When planning an MNS, keep in mind the importance of ensuring that the hearing impaired must get the same message and training as the hearing. (Item #4) This article contains information about the regulation of mass notification systems. (Item #5) Confused about what’s out there? Here are links to some available systems. (Item #6)

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