In the event of an on-campus emergency, quickly getting information to the appropriate people is crucial. The more people know, the more capable they are of staying out of harm’s way. Whether a fire drill, weather related emergency or something more sever, it is important to have a plan in place detailing how people will be informed of important information.
With Digital Signage from MediaCAST, emergency notifications can be easily and quickly sent where they are needed most. With the ability to be displayed on any computer or TV screen, these emergency notifications can appear across campus within a matter of seconds.
Here are just a few ways emergency notifications can be used:
- During a building-wide lock-down, quietly inform teachers of the details
- During a fire drill, post relevant emergency exit routes in each zone
- Severe weather alerts
- If the building is in the path of a tornado, let people know which exits are safe to use
- Breaking news alerts
- If a suspicious person is on campus or in the neighborhood, broadcast a description and image to those on campus
- And many more…
Creating zones throughout a school ensures the appropriate message is seen in each area of the school. By modifying the emergency notification for different zones throughout the school, you are able to ensure that teachers receive the information they need while only providing the necessary information to students.
When not in emergency mode, digital signs can be used to display school news, video morning announcements, clips from last night’s game or promote school events.
Appropriate for both K12 and higher education institutions, digital signs can keep students and staff informed of important school information on a daily basis as well as during emergency situations.