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…

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Layered Solutions Chosen as Finalist for SAMMY Awards, Integration Installation of the Year

News Release | March 4, 2020 Layered Solutions, an Indianapolis-based provider of integrated daily and emergency communications, was chosen as a finalist for the 25th Annual SAMMY Awards, which honors security systems dealers and integrators for their excellence. Security Sales & Integration magazine, which hosts the awards, received more than 160 entries from security systems…

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,…

Mass Notification Systems for Schools and Universities: Best Practices & Key Considerations

Mass Notification Systems for Schools and Universities: Best Practices & Key Considerations

How do schools that excel at safety and compliance put together their mass notification systems? What criteria and steps should you consider? In this post, we’ll cover insights from Jeff Morgan, Director of Security and Emergency Management at the University of Central Florida. A few days ago, Jeff joined a couple of experts in presenting…

Layered Solutions Partners to Deliver EAS Alerting to Closed Com Facilities

Layered Solutions Partners with Monroe Electronics to Bring EAS Alerting to Closed-Communication Facilities Carmel, Ind. Sept 12, 2017 — Layered Solutions recently joined forces with Monroe Electronics and its Digital Alert Systems subsidiary to bring external Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages to what are traditionally closed-communication environments. The joint solution with this global leader in…

Newly Revised Federal Guidelines for Healthcare Emergency Response

Newly Revised Federal Guidelines for Healthcare Emergency Response

Late last year, the Department of Health & Human Services issued its 2017–2022 Healthcare Preparedness and Response Capabilities — newly revised guidelines for healthcare emergency response, specifically, how providers should prepare, respond and recover from disasters and emergency scenarios. Three goals drive this new guidance: Ensure patients receive the care they need, when and where…

Improving Human Response to Your Emergency Communications

Improving Human Response to Your Emergency Communications

Your organization’s ability to minimize loss during a crime or disaster hinges largely on the strength of your emergency communications. Those, in turn, hinge on how well those communications play with human behavior. With that in mind, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to publish…