Alertus Technologies, a leader in providing emergency mass notification solutions, is pleased to announce that the Alertus Unified Mass Notification System has been nominated to compete in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
During an emergency situation—such as an active shooter or severe weather event—even a few seconds of warning can save lives.
To help prevent tragedy when a crisis strikes Alertus Technologies® has spent more than a decade engineering innovative emergency mass alert solutions for large-area, high-occupancy facilities.
The Alertus Emergency Mass Notification System is a powerful and flexible solution that seamlessly integrates with and sends potentially life-saving alerts across organizations’ existing infrastructure and technology, including desktop computers, PA systems, VoIP phones, digital signage, mobile devices, fire panels, and more.
(The Alertus Unified Mass Notification System is designed to alert all or select individuals throughout your institution or enterprise by leveraging all existing available infrastructure and IT assets, along with innovative appliances to serve gaps in coverage. Courtesy of Alertus Technologies and YouTube)
The Alertus Emergency Notification System is a comprehensive solution that can be implemented anywhere and activated quickly and effectively.
Its seamless compatibility and integration with a wide variety of existing mass notification systems provides organizations a cost-effective way to enhance their emergency communications efforts.
“Multiple activation points and hard to reach areas are just a few of the challenges an organization can face when alerting a large populace during a potential crisis,” said Jason Volk, founder and CEO of Alertus Technologies.
“The Alertus solution provides a cost-effective means to fill in any gaps in notification coverage and increase efficiency by leveraging an organization’s existing infrastructure and IT assets, and using a single activation point.”
Can you ensure everyone in your facility, campus, or organization will receive critical information, regardless of where they are and what they’re doing during an emergency?
Outcall notification systems that use phone paging groups, email notification, or text messages are good starting points, yet these systems fall far short of providing adequate reach to ensure as many people are notified as possible.
(See a brief demonstration of the Alertus System showing an Emergency Alert activation and an All Clear activation. Courtesy of Alertus Technologies and YouTube)
The Alertus System uses a multilayered approach with intelligible voice communications, presets, visible signals, text, graphics, tactile, or other communication methods to reach and alert more people, more often, in the event of an emergency.
The Alertus Unified Mass Notification System is a multimodal, fully integrated mass notification solution designed to alert all or select individuals by:
- Cost-effectively retrofitting facilities without an existing PA system
- Leveraging existing available infrastructure and IT assets for comprehensive coverage
- Integrating all notification assets into one easy-to-use system with a Single Point of Activation
- Filling any gaps in notification coverage with innovative alerting endpoints
Easily And Cost-Effectively Retrofit Existing Facilities
The Alertus Alert Beacon is designed to serve campuses, military bases, and other large facilities that presently lack an in-building emergency notification system and where retrofitting a conventional voice public address system is impractical and cost prohibitive.
- Easy to install almost anywhere
- Powerful, yet cost-effective
- Compliant with mass notification code and mandates
Leverage Existing Infrastructure
Seamless Integration & Immediate Activation
Alertus’ open API allows for easy and seamless integration with a variety of legacy mass notification technologies.
This allows Alertus to unify disparate systems under one, powerful yet easy-to-use system with an intuitive user interface that offers both, pre-set and on-the-fly activations that can be deployed with a single click of a button.
Activations can be tailored to an endless variety of notification scenarios, including:
- Active shooter
- Tornado/severe weather
- Infant abduction
- Routine announcements
Alertus Technologies offers a customizable array of emergency notification products, including the wall-mounted Alert Beacon®, computer desktop alerting, USB panic button, LED marquee display, text-to-speech interface for public address and giant outdoor speaker systems, fire alarm interface, VoIP phone alerting, digital signage and cable television override, and mobile phone alerting capabilities.
Extend Notification Reach Across Your Entire Facility
By leveraging all available notification modalities Alertus can help you reach everyone at your facility – inside, outside, and even off-property – with consistent and timely notifications.
Alertus provides an efficient, seamless solution that is both easy to use and provides a single point of activation across all notification paths and locations within seconds.
Alertus also recognizes that organizations may already have a mass notification system in place.
They have several options available that allow them to leverage your existing IT assets and facility infrastructure to cost-effectively deliver reliable, timely notifications.
INTEROPERABLE MASS NOTIFICATION APPLIANCES
The Alertus System also monitors and controls a variety of mass notification appliances, which includes:
Alertus Technologies is a pioneer and market leader of emergency mass notification systems for large-area, high occupancy facilities.
Since 2002 Alertus has engineered groundbreaking solutions for unified mass notification, in-building notification, outdoor notification, and personal notification.
(Alert Beacons® are designed to serve campuses, military bases, and other large facilities that presently lack an in-building emergency notification system and where retrofitting a conventional voice public address system is impractical and cost prohibitive. Alert Beacons are most effective when wall-mounted in prominent locations throughout the facility. In the event of an emergency, these devices flash and sound to capture the attention of building occupants at a distance and display a custom message about the nature of the emergency and how to respond. Courtesy of Alertus Technologies and YouTube)
Alertus solutions have been implemented worldwide by thousands of organizations in multiple industries for any number of emergency situations, and currently provides notification solutions to over 2,000 customers worldwide.
Alertus Technologies in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.
The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Alertus Technologies will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Mass Notification Systems.
To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- Leaders in Private Security