5 Problems & Solutions: School Security & Daily Operations

5 Problems & Solutions: School Security & Daily Operations

As safety threats evolve, chances are your school, district or university is now dusting off and upgrading emergency response tools and processes on your campus(es). Given the financial limitations typical of school budgets, it’s worth noting the same school security technology that helps you minimize loss in a crisis can also improve daily operations, productivity,…

Mass Notification: 10 Everyday Uses to Boost Operations & Revenue

Mass Notification: 10 Everyday Uses to Boost Operations & Revenue

Mass notification tops most organization’s list of essential tools for emergency response, but astute leaders know their benefits don’t stop there. Mass notifications can also deliver massive benefits to operations, productivity, employee morale, customer experience and revenue. To be clear, mass notification refers to your ability to reach multiple audiences with relevant, actionable messages in…

10 Problems You Can Solve With Digital Signage

10 Problems You Can Solve With Digital Signage

As you seek to improve business outcomes and reduce waste (whether that’s wasted dollars, manpower, productivity or opportunities), you’ll find many business problems can be solved, quite affordably, through digital signage. What More Can You Do with Digital Signage? Perhaps you already have digital signage technology at your disposal but aren’t squeezing all the value you…

Keeping Everyday Emergencies From Derailing Healthcare Delivery & Profitability

Keeping Everyday Emergencies From Derailing Healthcare Delivery & Profitability

Everyday emergencies — whether during a crisis or calmer times — can wreak havoc on hospital operations, patient experience, and reimbursements. That’s especially true as we navigate the lingering effects of a pandemic that won’t go away anytime soon. A while ago, we were contacted by a local hospital serving more than 50 counties in…

How to create a successful crisis management program

Years ago, people had this idea that although emergency preparedness was a smart move, actual emergencies were rare. Not anymore. Look no further than the past several months, or the crises we’re still working through today. Astute leaders know it’s not a matter of IF but WHEN emergencies will hit their organization. While proactive preparedness…

Revamp without replacing: Upgrading your school’s intercom and paging systems

This past year exacerbated technology challenges for schools, particularly those that were already behind the curve in security and communications automations. As a school leader, you’re expected to make big leaps forward in remote access, communications, security and productivity, but how do you do that when budget is tight and your staff is already overloaded?…

Hospital Parking Safety: Safeguarding Patients, Visitors and Employees, From Arrival to Departure

Imagine your loved one falls ill, and you rush them to the hospital, eager for answers and healing. You take the first available parking spot and make your way to the hospital entrance. It’s arguably one of the worst times for an injury, though parking lot slips and falls do happen, particularly during bad weather….

How one school manages captioned livestreams to all campus TVs

Some time ago, Mike Jones*, IT manager for a residential school for deaf youth ages 8-22, was tasked with a seemingly easy but tricky assignment: broadcasting the presidential inauguration live, with closed captioning to all TVs on campus. Easier said than done. The challenge: For starters, “our TVs don’t have antennas or any other way…

3 Mass Notification Myths Hindering Your Progress

With scads of applications in routine and emergency communications, mass notifications have the potential to enhance revenue, productivity, customer/employee engagement and safety. Mass notifications can also ease your staff’s workload and reduce risks to the people, property and profits under your care. (More on potential applications in this guide.) Three myths keep many organizations from enjoying…