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2 Feb

Understanding Various Notification Solutions


Premise System:
Early attempts of Mass Notification Systems were comprised of physical buttons installed under desks, or fixed to a wall.  When pressed, audible and visual devices were triggered in strategic areas of a facility to notify personnel.  If the building was fitted with speakers, Voice evacuation panels could be triggered playing a recorded message from a limited library of audio files.

Threat Alert Software:

Years later, software companies entered the arena offering cloud based solutions enabling emails, text messages and sometimes phone calls to be sent.  Typically, an approved user logs into a web console, enters the details of the event, selects the appropriate recipient groups, selects the desired media types, before the notification can be sent.
Vigilance Emergency Notification & Systems Integration Engine™
Our solution combines the benefits found in Premise Systems and Threat Alert Software, while also offering an industry leading Integration Engine.

Desktop Client: Unlike other solutions, Vigilance Software provides the ability to initiate alerts directly from any user’s desktop. Our Desktop Client allows for quick activation, alerting, and "chat style" updating of events.

SIP Compliant: Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) allows Vigilance to communicate directly with other communication systems across existing network infrastructure. SIP integrations facilitate voice communication to building phones, or to any other phone or connected voice device through a PBX.

RoIP Compliant: Radio over IP (RoIP) extends the use of SIP to allow Vigilance to directly communicate with wireless radios. RoIP can be used locally for campus radios, or can be extended onto existing municipal radio networks including, but not limited to, facilities, security, and fire personnel.

CAP Compliant: Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) is a transmission format standard for exchanging emergency alerts. CAP allows emergency alerts to be disseminated simultaneously over many different types of compliant communications systems.

Systems Integration: Vigilance Software can leverage and control your facilities new and existing access control, security, life safety, and communication technologies. The software is also capable of monitoring critical building system information.

Software Interface: The Vigilance development team writes software integrations to other platforms using an Advanced Programming Interface (API). This type of integration allows platforms to communicate at a software level, eliminating the need for labor-intensive wiring.