Everbridge, a global leader in critical event management software that helps keep people safe and businesses running, and a Double Award Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and Everbridge’s partners in Florida are ready for Hurricane Dorian.
Everbridge, has sent more than 5 million messages so far for their state/local gov’t and enterprise users in the path of the storm.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) recently signed a five-year extension of its statewide mass notification platform, AlertFlorida, to bolster Florida’s ongoing hurricane preparedness efforts.
Managed by FDEM and operated by Everbridge, AlertFlorida distributes critical information to residents, businesses and visitors across the state, where it is currently deployed in 64 of Florida’s 67 counties, at no cost to individual jurisdictions.
This widespread adoption is critically important as the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is well underway.
(Hear from counties and cities across Florida as the share their perspective on hurricane preparedness and the benefits of leveraging Everbridge as their statewide mass notification platform. Courtesy of Everbridge and YouTube.)
The Florida Division of Emergency Management’s statewide approach to hurricane preparedness, coordination and response is highlighted in the video below video, featuring insight from six Florida counties, as well as the city of Miami, discussing best practices for ensuring hurricane readiness, the benefits of mutual aid assistance across counties, coordinating safe evacuations for all residents, as well as the many use cases for a scalable mass notification platform.
As Hurricane Dorian rapidly intensifies to become what one forecaster is calling “the strongest storm to hit Central Florida in nearly 30 years,” we wanted to update you on Everbridge’s efforts to help the communities in its path.
Everbridge is currently supporting over 100 customers in the projected impact area, from city governments and enterprises to airports and hospitals.
The company has also been coordinating with the FDEM to activate their Everbridge keyword (Text FLPREPARES to 888777) to keep residents statewide safe and informed.
Other Florida cities and counties have followed suit and deployed keywords of their own, including Seminole County (Keyword: DORIAN), Osceola County (ALERTOSCEOLA); Martin County (ALERTMARTIN); Brevard County (BREVARDEOC); Tampa (TAMPAREADY); and Kissimmee (KISSIMEE).
CRITICAL EVENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Critical events happen every day: severe weather, workplace violence, active shooters, terrorism, IT and power outages, environmental discharges, critical equipment failures, medical emergencies, social media attacks… threatening safety and brand reputation, interrupt supply chains, and disrupt operations.
(The Everbridge Unified Critical Communication suite helps you get the right message, to the right person, at the right time, so you can reach Jane, Ben or Sam whether they are in the office, on a business trip, or out on the weekend. Courtesy of Everbridge and YouTube.)
What is Critical Event Management (CEM)?
A critical event is a disruptive incident which poses serious risk or threat to assets or people.
An effective Critical Event Management program and strategy is an integrated, end-to-end process that enables organizations to significantly speed up responses to critical events and improve outcomes by mitigating or eliminating the impact of a threat.
Everbridge at a Glance
Everbridge is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running.
(See how the Everbridge Critical Event Management platform keeps people safe and businesses running. Faster. Courtesy of Everbridge and YouTube. Posted on Jan 16, 2018.)
During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events including IT outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 4,500 global customers rely on the company’s Critical Event Management Platform to quickly and reliably:
Aggregate and assess threat data
Locate people at risk and responders able to assist
Automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices
Track progress on executing response plans
Search and rescue teams are continuing to work around the clock to stage resources and prepare for Hurricane #Dorian. We thank the brave men and women keeping us safe before, during and after the storm. pic.twitter.com/sL0M6DdMCf
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 2, 2019
Everbridge’s platform sent over 2.8 billion messages in 2018 and offers the ability to reach over 500 million people in more than 200 countries and territories, including the entire mobile populations on a country-wide scale in Sweden, the Netherlands, the Bahamas, Singapore, Greece, and a number of the largest states in India.
Everbridge Takes Platinum & Gold in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
Best Mass Notification System-Application
Best Risk, Crisis Management System
Everbridge Critical Event Management Platform: Visual Command Center
Everbridge was also recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Desktop Alert.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
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|Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System||Interagency Interdiction Operation||Cloud Computing/Storage Solution|
|Facial/IRIS Recognition||Body Worn Video Product||Cyber Security|
|Video Surveillance/VMS||Mobile Technology||Anti-Malware|
|Audio Analytics||Disaster Preparedness||ID Management|
|Thermal/Infrared Camera||Mass Notification System||Fire & Safety|
|Metal/Weapon Detection||Rescue Operations||Critical Infrastructure|
|License Plate Recognition||Detection Products||And Many Others!|
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2018 Champions Edition
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2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?
American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
Why American Security Today?
American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.
The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.
American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.
Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.
The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities and Emergency Response among others.
These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.
AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.
Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.
Everbridge critical communications and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, Safety Connection™, IT Alerting, Visual Command Center®, Public Warning, Crisis Management, Community Engagement™ and Secure Messaging.
Everbridge helps manage critical events for 4,500+ customers globally, reaching more than 500 million people in over 200 countries and territories.
The company serves 9 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, all 25 of the 25 busiest North American airports, six of the 10 largest global consulting firms, six of the 10 largest global auto makers, all four of the largest global accounting firms, four of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers and four of the 10 largest U.S.-based health insurers.