Most disasters, whether man made or natural, strike fast. Without going into the details of recent disasters it is clear that a quick response can mitigate the resulting damage. Your company employees may be distributed across several building, in transit, or working outside. At the moment a disaster strikes you need to instantly alert everyone to the situation. Without a Mass Communication System this task is daunting.
Most people have multiple points through which they may be contacted: phone, text message, email, and public alarm systems (premised-based). A proper mass communication system will utilize layers of these communication channels. Premised-based alarms can broadcast voice messages through the fire alarm network. Web-based alerting reaches users through personal devices.
Once you have defined your layered communication strategy you will need to create a set of predefined and customized messages that can be sent out through your mass communication system. Finally, you will need to conduct a simulated disaster response. Many employees do not appreciate these ‘fire-drills” until the day that they are truly needed.
Modern mass communication system have dramatically matured over the last 10 years and are easy to install and configure. As a first step come in and talk to a mass communication specialist, they can save you wasted time and money and guide you to a custom solution which perfectly fits your business.