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Layered Solutions to Overhaul Intercom Systems at Lawrence Township Schools

News release, September 21, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS — Layered Solutions, an Indianapolis-based provider of integrated emergency and routine communications, was chosen to update intercom systems for the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Indiana. In doing so, school staff will have two-way communications from classrooms to front desks. The technology will also enable school leaders to communicate…

School Technology Integrations: 3 Ways to Improve Student Safety, Engagement

Rising risks and shrinking budgets have long been challenges to student safety and adequate emergency management in schools from K-12 to higher ed. Then came COVID-19. Risks skyrocketed, priorities shifted, and you’ve been forced to cook up new ways to serve your school community. There’s the challenge of keeping students and staff healthy, of course….

The Future of Work: Contact Tracing?

Contact tracing is nothing new. For decades, it’s been used to contain the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola, SARS, MERS, tuberculosis and other outbreaks, explains McKinsey. It’s also a cost-effective alternative to blanket lockdowns, making it possible for communities to reopen safely. That’s because contact tracing allows authorities to pinpoint, isolate and treat infected…

Survey: 1 in 4 Campuses Still Lack Layered Emergency Notification Capabilities

A few days ago, Campus Safety published the feedback of nearly 600 school, university, and healthcare safety/security professionals on their use of emergency notifications. The survey revealed nearly 3 in 4 campuses use two or more emergency notification systems, with 21% using four or more systems. Results raised a few questions: Why layer multiple systems?…

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Preventing Person-to-Person Contamination with Automated Social Distance Alerts and Contact Tracing

News release, 06/02/20 Layered Solutions, an Indianapolis-based provider of integrated emergency and routine communications, has released two new automation tools for organizations seeking to minimize person-to-person contamination across their facilities: automated social distance alerts and contact tracing. Sold together or separately, the two modules track the movement of people across facilities, leveraging the organization’s existing…

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Layered Solutions Moving to New Carmel Headquarters

News Release | May 4, 2020 Layered Solutions, an Indianapolis-based provider of integrated emergency and routine communications, is moving its headquarters to a new Carmel location this week. Located at 1528 E. Greyhound Pass, the new office building was selected to accommodate the company’s growth. “We’re excited to add to our team and clients list,…

Securing patients, healthcare workers when resources are strained

It’s tough to overstate the magnitude of stress, risks and obstacles hindering healthcare workers today. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, healthcare organizations have no choice but to get creative, make the most of dwindling resources, and find ways to ease pressures on staff without sacrificing patient care and safety. In this post, we’ll focus on…

Increasing Safety Monitoring, Mass Notifications Capabilities in a Pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak has forced all of us to make the most of dwindling resources and find new ways to do business, engage staff and customers remotely. As one famed entrepreneur put it, how organizations treat internal and external audiences during this crisis can shape their reputation and market performance for decades. In the immediate…

Protecting people & profits through COVID-19

We’re just days into the COVID-19 pandemic, scrambling to adapt as threats grow and government mandates change daily. At times like this, we hope our emergency plans are adequate to keep our people, customers, profits and market reputation intact. As one 19th-century military commander put it, “no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy.”…