Emergency Alert Provider Expands Mass Notification Capabilities
The Situational Awareness and Response Assistant system from Status Solutions now has the ability to make a massive number of warning phone calls at once.
Status Solutions has added the ability to dial a massive volume of phone numbers at once to the portfolio of features available with its Situational Awareness and Response Assistant (SARA) system.
SARA was already a software package that could integrate stand-alone alarm and communication systems in order to centralize monitoring, alerting and reporting. Random alerts can already be used to deliver alerts to specific individuals, select groups or entire populations via mobile devices and computers.
The same type of capability is now available via landline and mobile phones.
A school system or higher education institution can, for instance, call thousands of phone numbers at once to deliver warnings about bad weather, school closings, bus delays and schedule changes. It can also be used in major emergency situations like fires, floods, intruder alerts and any type of incident that calls for evacuation of property.
"The telephone call is still an effective means of communicating information, especially for organizations that need to contact large numbers of constituents," said Status Solutions President Mike MacLeod. "Mass dialing with SARA ensures outreach through landlines and smartphones, providing real-time alerting and redundancy."
For more information, go to the Status Solutions site.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.