How To Enhance The Right Alert Notification Strategy In Campuses

2016/05/31
Industry experts suggested that school authorities should adopt diverse methods to achieve the best emergency notification system. This should include...



Industry experts suggested that school authorities should adopt diverse methods to achieve the best emergency notification system. This should include not just end technology, but also traditional communication.

At its basic level, the emergency notification service should be able to spread information to the full- scale schools at the fastest rate through multiplex channels. It should reach students, teachers and other staff through media including voice messages, emails, and short message services. However, careful consideration should be given to its limitations while choosing a technology

The backend infrastructure that asks aggregators and other transmission support protocols must be tested to ensure that the service supplies have solved bottleneck. The service supplier may have done what was needed to ensure that enough servers can send parallel messages via sufficient phone lines.


Having a system that can send 20,000 text messages during a critical event is only effective if it can do so in seconds. To ensure that things work as per plan, an all-around examination of the system should be executed every two years or more. Care must be taken to ensure data maintenance as educational authorities often have to handle numerous records. To ensure the right message reaches the right person, the records have to be precise and latest.


Suppliers should ensure the emergency notification systems are provided clean power sources and backups. The institutions must ensure that that they choose one that can provide around the clock support. The training, customer service and technical  assistance should also included in contractual relationship. The option for institution to send notices wherever they are located. Communication should not be limited just because the right person is not in the schools.


Author: LSVISION