Make Mass Notifications Easier with Software Only Solutions
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Make Mass Notifications Easier with Software Only Solutions

With many industries facing post-COVID delays in acquiring equipment, it is no surprise the mass notification industry is experiencing a shortage of hardware. For many companies and schools, this presents a problem in filling the needs of their team members to stay in the know and communicate effectively. A software only solution is a great…

Integrated Solutions for Fire Prevention Month
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Integrated Solutions for Fire Prevention Month

Did you know that October is Fire Prevention Month? Layered Solutions is the perfect resource for notifying staff quickly, speeding up building evacuations and reducing response time from first responders. Let’s discuss the integrated technology that our team can work together with your existing systems to keep your school or organization safe from the threat…

Case Study: Rapid Mass Notifications at Franklin Township Schools
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Case Study: Rapid Mass Notifications at Franklin Township Schools

Integrating Disparate Mass Communication Technologies What if you could integrate all of the legacy intercom paging units in your school corporation to work seamlessly together in one app? Or, using that same app, activate one panic button to deploy critical messages to buildings across the entire district? How about viewing fire, lockdown or other emergency…

Mandatory Panic Buttons at Schools: Will Alyssa’s Law Go Nationwide?

Mandatory Panic Buttons at Schools: Will Alyssa’s Law Go Nationwide?

Alyssa’s Law, which requires schools to have silent panic alarms installed and linked to local law enforcement, is now on the books in New Jersey, and is pending in New York and Florida. Federal legislation could take it nationwide. What is Alyssa’s law and how does it involve emergency mass notification technology? Named for Parkland…

School Security: Better Emergency Response on a Tight Budget

As school budgets shrink and safety risks rise, keeping students, staff and visitors safe is a BIG job — one that often exceeds the time, funding and skill sets you have available. Understandably, reading up on emergency management advice often highlights how far you still have to go, and the gaps you can’t do much…

Case Study: Integrating Technologies at Kingsway Regional & South Harrison Township Schools
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Case Study: Integrating Technologies at Kingsway Regional & South Harrison Township Schools

Integrating mass communication technologies for better, faster response. What happens when you have only moments to react and disseminate critical, emergency instructions to protect people and property under your care? And how do you reach multiple audiences instantly, bypassing distractions or communications barriers, with minimal delay or chance of human error? Robert Iocona — Chief…

Survey: One in two security pros plan to invest in emergency notification solutions in 2019–2020

In a survey by Campus Safety magazine, 57% of protection professionals said they plan to deploy new or upgraded emergency notification solutions in 2019–2020. It’s the highest demand compared to the magazine’s last two notification surveys, conducted in 2014 and 2017. Survey responders included more than 500 protection professionals at institutions of higher education, K-12,…

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View Threats, Suspicious Activities Across Entire Campus, at Once with “Visual Campus”

(News Release) Layered Solutions, an Indianapolis-based provider of integrated daily and emergency communications software solutions, announced the availability of Visual Campus at no additional cost with various modules of its interface. Visual Campus enables safety and security leaders to view potential threats and suspicious activities across their entire campus from a single dashboard, and deploy…

Case Study: Inclusive Mass Notification System at Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
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Case Study: Inclusive Mass Notification System at Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) was in need of an inclusive mass notification system. Layered Solutions worked with their team to develop a comprehensive visual and audible communication system to effectively reach all staff & students.

Campus Safety: Emergency Notification Survey by Schools, Healthcare Facilities

Campus Safety: Emergency Notification Survey by Schools, Healthcare Facilities

Just a few days ago, Campus Safety released the results of its 2017 Emergency Notification Survey. Respondents included more than 1,000 security professionals from the healthcare and education realms, sharing challenges and successes they’ve experienced with mass notifications. Just over half of respondents (51%) are planning or considering the purchase of notification solutions in the…