• Frequently Asked Questions

  • WHAT EXACTLY CAN LAYERED SOLUTIONS DO FOR ME?

    We can help make communication to multiple people in an emergency or stressful situation virtually automatic. You will have the tools to calmly and confidently keep people connected, informed in real-time and out of harm's way.

    IS THIS THE SAME THING AS AN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN?

    No. But it will support and dramatically enhance an existing plan.

    EXPLAIN HOW THAT WORKS.

    Communication is at the heart of your emergency and crisis management plan. But protocol and practice don't always eliminate panic in the event of an emergency and every second can be critical. 

    We will work with you to map out situation-specific events and your desired responses. Who you will contact, how you will contact them, what you will say and the information you will make available to them. 

    Then we will help you eliminate manual processes and make it possible to communicate with everyone at once, using your pre-determined message or an edited version, with the push of a button. Your personalized messages can scroll across PCs and Macs with the exact emergency procedure. We can integrate with your public address systems and fire panels, utilize video public address, supply camera views and facility maps to first responders and connect decision-makers automatically. 

    WILL I NEED TO PURCHASE A WHOLE NEW SYSTEM?

    No. Most of our solutions are accomplished with a piece of software. And the software is scalable. It can grow with your emergency management needs and budget. 

    We understand that many of you have inherited existing equipment and/or recently purchased new hardware and other components. You can't justify starting over and you won't have to. 

    Layered Solutions is a software solution that works with your existing system. Which means you can add functionality and additional layers of protection, safety and peace of mind over time and as you need them. 

    HOW DOES LAYERED SOLUTIONS SUPPORT ME?

    You will have a team dedicated to designing around your needs, installation, training and support. We will also ensure that you and your solution stay current with regular updates and scheduled general maintenance. 

    WHAT ABOUT THE BUDGET?

    Cost/benefit analysis gets simpler when you don't need to justify a system-wide investment. This is a piece of software and it's scalable. You can start small. Build on what you already have. Add layers of functionality, communication and protection as budget allows and/or safety dictates. 

    HOW DO I EXPLAIN THIS TO OTHERS?

    Seeing is believing. We offer free webinars and demonstrations to walk you through, step by step and answer your questions. We can even show you how other school districts have integrated our services and solutions and share results and feedback.

  • The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things.
    Information is giving out.
    Communication is getting through.