How to create a successful crisis management program

Years ago, people had this idea that although emergency preparedness was a smart move, actual emergencies were rare. Not anymore. Look no further than the past several months, or the crises we’re still working through today. Astute leaders know it’s not a matter of IF but WHEN emergencies will hit their organization. While proactive preparedness…

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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…

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…

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…

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…