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NEWS: InformaCast Mobile Adds Location-Based Emergency Notifications

Select GPS-based areas of interest and boundary triggers

Singlewire Software, a leading mass notification service provider, releases location-based emergency notifications for InformaCast Mobile. The mobile app and web interface will now offer users the ability to select areas of interest and establish notification perimeters for designated locations.

“InformaCast Mobile continues to provide users with the latest innovations for emergency notification,” said Tim Green, vice president of software development for Singlewire Software. “These new features provide our users with a greater ability to monitor and share critical information.”

InformaCast Mobile users can select up to three static addresses. If an alert is sent to an area of interest that encompasses one or more of those addresses, the user will receive the alert.

Boundary triggers send notifications to users who have entered or left a particular area. In addition, InformaCast Mobile can send messages to anyone using the app within that area.

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Topics: InformaCast Mobile, What's New, In The News, Geo Location

Emergency Notifications Become Integral Part of IoT

Emergency Notifications Become Integral Part of IoT

Number of Connected Devices Grows, As Does Need for Alerts

A recent article from asmag.com noted that there are currently 6.4 billion connected things in use worldwide. That number is up 30 percent from 2015 and is expected to grow to 20.8 billion by 2020. The outlet spoke with Pat Scheckel, VP of Business Development at Singlewire to discuss the impact this increasing connectivity has on emergency notifications.

The following story was originally published on April 1, 2016 by asmag.com

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining importance, as Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. When the IoT concept is applied to emergency notification systems, it performs wonders for end users who can receive emergency signals from various devices/sensors and then alert all relevant people of the event immediately.

Singlewire Connects and Informs with InformaCast

One company that leverages the advantages of IoT is Singlewire Software, provider of InformaCast, an IP-based emergency notification solution that connects with a wide range of endpoint devices, including mobile phones, landlines, computer desktops, overhead paging systems (analog and IP), Cisco IP phones, digital signage, Twitter, and other instant messaging platforms. 

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Topics: InformaCast, Emergency Notification, Internet of Things, In The News

Sunnyside School District Uses InformaCast for Lockdown

SHS Staff Gets Crash Course in Safety Protocols

The following story was written by Jennie McGhan and appeared in the Daily Sun News on 1/6/2015

informacast-k-12-lockdown-sunnysideThere are new procedures and protocols being implemented in the Sunnyside schools to keep students safe in a threatening situation.

That’s according to Safety and Security Coordinator Salliejo Evers, who conducted the first staff training at Sunnyside High School yesterday.

She said staff is familiar with lockdown procedures, but there are now lockout and active shooter procedures being implemented in the schools, as well.

“What we had in the past was a generic lockdown procedure,” said Assistant Principal Wally Shearer.

He said yesterday’s meeting emphasized procedures for different “what if” scenarios.

“I hope to god we never have to do it (implement active shooter procedures),” said Shearer.

Evers said lockout procedures would be used in a scenario where the threat or an incident occurs outside the school buildings.

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Topics: InformaCast, K-12, campus safety, In The News

Kenosha Unified School District Deploys InformaCast

Implementation allows Sheriff’s department access to 1,400 cameras districtwide

The following story written by Jon Brines appeared in the Kenosha News on 8/26/2014

informacast-hallwayWhen Kenosha Unified School District students hit the books this year, they'll be under the watchful eye of new cameras and a $1.5 million security upgrade.

The district is upgrading its 600 existing cameras, some black and white, and adding 800 more, some with technology so clear viewers will be able to identify license plates in parking lots at its 42 schools. Classrooms will also come equipped with phones.

"It's a big change," Unified's Facilities Director Patrick Finnemore said.

Live or on tape

Principals have access to cameras to check out things like pushing and shoving in halls, vandalism or bullies in the lunchroom. They can view events live or recall them through digitized memory.

The cameras are located in hallways, cafeterias and parking lots but not in classrooms, Finnemore said.

"The schools have access to all of their cameras. The Sheriff's Department and emergency response teams at the district level will have access to all the cameras in all the buildings," Finnemore said.

Crisis readiness

Deputies will soon be able to pull up live camera feeds from the district’s 1,400 cameras from their mobile command center during emergencies by accessing an cloud-based system called InformaCast by Singlewire.

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Topics: K-12, campus safety, In The News

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