Year-End Considerations: Safety, Revenue, Budgets

Just two more months, give or take, and you’re done with 2019. Pressure’s on for meeting pending 2019 goals, making the most of existing resources (and what’s left in the budget), defining 2020 plans and budgets. Safety and compliance. Operational efficiencies. Productivity and profitability. Employee & customer engagement. We’re betting whatever is driving you bonkers…

5 ways to improve audience response to your mass notifications and emergency alerts

When you issue an emergency alert, you want people to understand and comply with your instructions as quickly as possible — especially when their lives or wellness are at risk, and risks grow every second. The same is true for non-emergency mass notification uses, whether your goal is to improve employee engagement, boost productivity and…

Rick Wagner Joins Layered Solutions as Vice President of Sales

News Release | September 12, 2018 Layered Solutions, an Indianapolis-based provider of integrated daily and emergency communications, welcomes Rick Wagner, CTS, as Vice President of Sales. In that role, he will help organizations reach select audiences faster and more affordably — employees, customers, patients, students and more — to expedite routine operations or resolve emergencies faster through…

Help for Healthcare Facilities Struggling to Turn Profits

Healthcare facilities are struggling to turn profits, say researchers — especially nonprofit hospitals, which are on an “unsustainable path” with expenses outpacing revenue, says a report by Moody’s. Morgan Stanley, the investment bank and financial services company, has also been looking at hospitals, analyzing data on more than 6,000 facilities: Nearly 10% are at risk…

IBJ: Layered Solutions ties schools’ systems together to boost safety

Indianapolis Business Journal, 08/17/2018: “A Carmel-based company is helping schools and other industries streamline and enhance their mass-notification and emergency-management systems with products that could make it easier and faster to communicate in a crisis. Layered Solutions Inc., founded by president and owner Jerry Geis in 2015, upgrades a client’s existing infrastructure—public address systems, computers,…

School Policing Association Announces Standards for Armed Officers in Schools

  In a meeting with the Federal Commission on School Safety, Mo Canady, executive director of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), recently unveiled recommended standards for school resource officer programs. (Think armed officers trained specifically for the school environment.) NASRO defines a school resource officer (SRO) as a “sworn, certified law enforcement…

5 Patient Safety Problems & Solutions

“I’ve been bitten, kicked, punched, pushed, pinched, shoved, scratched, and spat upon,” said Lisa Tenney, RN and patient safety coordinator, to The Joint Commission earlier this year. “I have been bullied and called very ugly names. I’ve had my life, the life of my unborn child and other family members threatened, requiring security escort to…

Study: Millennials Highly Anxious, Reliant on Mobile Devices for Physical Safety

For all the confidence millennials display, most are anxious about their physical safety, even opting out of activities for fear of perceived risks, reports ADT in a survey it commissioned in late 2017. Three out of four surveyed millennials say they’ve avoided experiences due to safety concerns in the past year: 34% have avoided crowded…

From Emergency Response to Revenue Generation: Digital Signage Versatility

From Emergency Response to Revenue Generation: Digital Signage Versatility

Organizations looking to incorporate digital signage into their emergency management tactics are often pleased to learn digital signage can also reduce costs and support revenue generation. The opposite is also true: companies looking to boost sales and marketing outcomes with digital signage are pleased to learn they can use emergency management budgets to fund it,…

2018 Safety, Fire Code Changes Affecting Colleges and Universities

2018 Safety, Fire Code Changes Affecting Colleges and Universities

Looking to build on your college or university campus? Fire and safety codes are changing, as they often do, to keep up with evolving threats. For colleges and universities, that means you’re now required to conduct risk analyses for certain new buildings. We’re talking about 2018 changes to the International Building and Fire codes, and…