Remote Access Emergency Notifications

The Challenge

A school district contains several campuses within a few miles of chemical and petroleum refineries. In accordance with the local and federal regulations, the refineries report to the local governments when an event occurs that requires public awareness. Due to the proximity with the district's campuses, however, the time delay between the local governments being notified and the district is too long. A toxic gas released into the air has time to reach the nearby campus before it has a chance to lock down. The district must find a way to work more closely with the refineries to receive first notice of any events that require public awareness.

Benefits of Solving

Solving this challenge will benefit the school in the following ways:

  • The school district can receive immediate notifications from the refineries of critical events, giving the effected campus time to enter lock-down mode and protect its students, staff, and faculty
  • The refineries, in working with the district to find and help fund the right technology, benefit from positive P.R. exposure and are seen as a caring member of the community
  • The refineries leverage the district's parent contact database, which contains over 90% of the households in the area
  • The district leverages the refineries funding, and in return houses the technology and provides technical support to ensure its availability

Solution

The focus of this solution is providing remote access to a broadcasting solution, which in turn reaches remote-off network devices communicating critical events

  • Emergency response personnel at the refinery access the administrative screen of the application to initiate a broadcast to its own response team, as well as district IP phones, off network phones, text-to-cell phones, desk tops, etc
  • Emergency response personnel at the refinery access the application by dialing a phone number that is mapped to the application server, allowing them to record a message and broadcast it to on or off network phones belonging to refinery response teams and district and nearby campus officials
  • District and/or campus officials hit an icon programmed to an IP phone and initiate the application to broadcast a pre-recorded message to its parent community
  • District and/or campus officials hit a button and audibly page throughout the affected campuses to usher students, staff, and faculty to designated safe zones
  • Multiple levels of authorization allow for the district to house the server and use it on a daily basis for typical campus operations, while authorized refinery personnel access applications that are configured to prevent inadvertent broadcasting to the general district population

Required Products

  • IPsession
  • IPsession Add-ons Database Integration

Enabled Features

  • Mass Notification

Targeted End Points

  • Cisco IP phones
  • Cell phones
  • Home phones
  • Business phones
  • iPads
  • iPhones
  • iTouch devices
  • Desktop PCs
  • Laptop PCs
  • Tablets

Getting Started

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