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Hot Trends--The New Frontiers of Emergency Notification

December 20, 2012
Author: Tim Means

Remember, the role of emergency notification is not to prevent tragic events, but to manage crisis, minimize loss, expedite response and inform those affected how to help themselves. The foundation of successful emergency notification is information—knowing what is happening and being able to push actionable instructions to the right place at the right time. Emergency notification is a key component of an integrated PSIM platform. Notification systems that are able to provide two-way communications and can interact with IP video, access control and other detection systems will be tomorrow’s standard. Software platforms like Metis Secure’s are already allowing security professionals to integrate, monitor and control traditionally fragmented systems as emergency call for help systems, facility-based emergency notification, mass notification email and text alert systems, exit door alarms, gas detectors, handheld radios and IP phones, IP video and virtually any other IP-based device.

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