Mass Notification Layers Fail to Reach the Classroom
July 11, 2011
Author: Timothy Means
Source: Emergency Management Magazine
The two to six hours college students spend inside classrooms creates a sizeable gap in mass notification system coverage for most colleges and universities. To target and penetrate the protected learning environment, it is time for schools to employ the power and accuracy of precision notification systems.
The one area where the interests of education, technology and safety collide is in the university classroom. It is the heart of education, the core location where teachers and students engage in the symbiotic transfer of knowledge. Classrooms are single-purpose rooms dedicated to learning. The focus of the room is fixated on the teacher and the teaching experience. The classroom is also where you have anywhere from 10 to 100 or more people isolated from the outside world in a room with doors you can't lock to keep danger out. In the eyes of campus safety experts, it's the perfect setting for a potentially bad situation.