Low-Cost, High-ROI: Enhacing Emergency & Communications Technologies You Already Own

Your communications with staff, customers and other audiences could be better, but resources are tight. Your emergency notifications aren’t efficient, but it’s not in the budget to improve them now. Your crisis preparedness is questionable, but your money’s tied up elsewhere. We get it. You need to prioritize investments and hold off on some wish…

Clery Act Clarifies: Timely Warning or Emergency Notification?

Clery Act Clarifies: Timely Warning or Emergency Notification?

What’s the difference between a timely warning and an emergency notification? For schools, that distinction could mean the difference between compliance and violation of Clery Act requirements, or worse: unnecessary risks to students. As with macaroons and macarons, the similar-yet-distinct meanings are also a frequent source of confusion the Clery Center recently covered in its…

InfoComm 2019: Upgrading Audio Visual Customer Experiences

InfoComm 2019: Upgrading Audio Visual Customer Experiences

The largest pro audio visual tradeshow in North America, InfoComm 2019 just wrapped up in Orlando, hitting an all-time record with 44,129 registered attendees this year. Run by audio visual trade organization AVIXA (Audio Visual and Integrated Experience Association), InfoComm features nearly 1000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and plenty of education on the latest audio…

How to counter evolving risks to student safety

Mental health, hunger, homelessness, and financial hardship are all threats to student safety, and prudent leaders need to consider them in protecting students, reports Campus Safety. Alarmingly, one in 30 children in the U.S. experience homelessness, and by age 12, nearly all (83%) have been exposed to at least one serious violent event, the magazine…

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…

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…