We Help Solve The Problem of Mass Notification With Our Emergency Notification System

Many organizations go through a security risk assessment, looking for guidance on how best to respond to emergency situations that could make them vulnerable. They develop comprehensive emergency operations plans, set up training, secure their buildings, install video monitoring systems and more. There is a lot that goes into preparing for these types of situations. Over and over we hear of the challenges with communication during stressful situation. People want a means to quickly and easily initiate an alert that notifies everyone around them. Vigilance Software’s emergency notification system does just that. Send an alert from your desktop, mobile phone, or web browser and all your users will immediately receive notification via desktop alert, email, sms text, mobile push notification, and robo call. With advanced integrations you can send your alerts to digital signage, phone systems, overhead paging, and more.

Customers Using Our Emergency Notification System

Emergency notification systems are used across a variety of organizations. While many people associated the need for mass notification with schools, the reality is all organizations face the same alerting challenges. Vigilance Software serves a variety of customers in different business sectors including healthcare, professional services, small business, public, municipalities, and large enterpise including manufacturing, distribution and more. We have a powerful notification solutions that handles more than your typical mass notification. Vigilance Software also provides alerting for environmental monitoring such as temperature, humidity, water level, and more.

Are you looking for trouble?

Of course not, but you know you need to be prepared for it.

Active shooter situations, medical emergencies, fires, accidents, severe weather, production issues, workplace violence; the list goes on.

Critical communication to your staff, students, administration, and management team all require not only planning and preparation but an emergency notification system to execute.

You need a means to act fast, communicating critical alerts.

Vigilance Software can provide just the right solution for you.

A Notification System To Help Combating Vaping In Schools

While software solutions like Vigilance Software are generally classified as emergency notification systems, the reality is that they can extend beyond emergencies. One of the ways we do that is by integrating with vape detectors such as the Halo IoT Smart Sensor. Vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in restricted areas, such as schools, is a growing trend that is disturbing to many. By installing vape detectors and using an alerting notification system like Vigilance you are notified immediately when someone is vaping. This will help you catch students in the act and set a culture of awareness that it is not okay to vape in the schools.

Learn more about vape detectors, and how they can help you prevent vaping. Vigilance Software is also an official reseller of Halo IoT Smart Sensors to detect vaping, cigarettes, THC, and more.

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So What Do You Have To Lose Without A Notification System? A Lot Actually.

The stakes are too high to not have a real notification and communication plan in place during an emergency. It needs to be easy to use, easily accessible, and something that doesn’t require a lot of thinking under stress. Preplanning your alerts and determining what notification should take place when the alert is sent ahead of time is key to successful communication plan. It’s even better when your emergency notification system is tied into automatic paging, warning strobe lights, and digital signage.

A Great Responsibility To Keep Your People Informed

As a leader you need to protect the people under your charge.

You need to keep them informed. Timely communication is crucial during an incident.

Unfortunately, we are all facing environments where school and workplace violence is on the rise.

Natural disasters, medical emergencies, accidents, fires, weather issues, and isolated incidents all need to be responded to.

Don’t live in a world where evil and misfortune go unchallenged.

Be prepared to take a stance and have an emergency notification plan in place that will work when it really matters.

Have you done enough

Are We Vulnerable With Our Existing Notification Plan?

A good leader stops and asks, “Are we vulnerable?”

If an incident was to happen todayright now, would the people important to you be vulnerable?

Warning people and giving them the maximum amount of time to respond goes a long way toward keeping people safe. To see an example of a failed communication plan, check out the Parkland Shooting Case Study.

Do We Have the Right Systems For An Emergency?

Are you able to communicate quickly and easily to respond in an emergency situation?

What systems do you have in place to alert the right people, with the right information?

Do you need more than just notifications? Should you automate an overhead paging announcement, automatically turn on emergency strobe lights and digital signage. How about securing unlocked doors and warning surrounding buidings as well. An advanced emergency notification system like Vigilance Software can do all that for you.

Should I Be Doing More?

This is not always an easy question to answer, but you need to answer it now BEFORE something happens.

The lives you are protecting are worth fighting for.

Performing a security risk assessment and vulnerability accessment is obviously your first step. Understand your current capabilities and how you intend to handle each scenario. Look for weakness in your plan and determine what things you can do to improve them.

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How will you feel on the far side of an incident?

In the aftermath of an emergency situation, there will be a lot of questions.

Scrutinizing and self-evaluation are part of the process along with a post-incident review.

Questions will arise such as:

  • Were you properly prepared?
  • What worked and what didn’t?
  • What can be learned from what happened?
  • Do you need to revise plans and policies?
  • What are the implications of what just happened?

Our Team Has First Hand Experience With Emergency Situations

Several of our team members are veterans who served as Marine Combat Engineers, Air Force Cyber Security, and Army Military Police.

During our service, we have experienced first-hand crisis response in emergency situations.

We understand the unnerving feeling a sudden incident brings and the need to respond easily and quickly.

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Responding to an incident will never “feel good”. We wish we never had to, but we realize we do not live in a perfect world.

It is not about doing things perfectly, it’s about coming out on the far side, looking in the mirror, knowing you did the best you could, in an imperfect world.

Vigilance Software Provides Solutions For

We provide emergency notification and mass notification systems for many different types of organizations. It is not just K12 and universities that need to be ready. Hospitals and other healthcare facility along with many other types of businesses face the same challenge when it comes to communicating during an emergency.

Education

Healthcare

Profession Services

Small Business

Public Sector

Enterprise

How We Get You There

Get started with a no obligation trial

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Start a Trial

This will create a base emergency notification system with some sample data already configured to get you started.

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Basic Set Up

Add some users, define your sites and locations, add some alert categories and you will be ready see how the system works.

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Send Alerts

Log in to the web client or down load the mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store

What Does The Trial Include?

Your trial includes the web client, mobile app, and admin site. Get a feel for the flexibility and ease of sending alerts.

Web client and mobile app

You will be able to send alerts, receive alerts and view active alerts from the web client and mobile app.

Admin console

In the admin console You will be able to add users and groups. You can add sites and locations for your facilities. You can add new alert types and assign groups or users to the alert types.

Desktop apps

The desktop apps for mac and pc require an onsite module manager to control the alert notifications so the trial does not include this.

The module manager also controls integration to you other life safety, security, and communications systems. As such systems integration cannot be tested with the quick start trial.

Help Along The Way

It can seem like there are a lot of moving parts during your trial. Especially when it comes to the admin site.

No need to worry we are here to help guide you through the process. All you have to do is reach out to our team and we will be there to help.

Moving Beyond The Trial

When you make the decision to move from a trial system to production, our solution success team will work with your organization to make sure you have an emergency notification system that best fits your needs.

We will help guide you through the process, clearly explain your options, the pros and cons, and ultimately help you make the right choice for your organization.

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Systems Integration

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What Is Systems Integration?

Think of it this way.

You already have fire alarms in your schools and businesses.

Responding to a fire with systems integration means when the fire alarm is tripped, our system automatically detects it and send the alerts to the right people.

OR during an active shooter situation, systems integration means as soon as the shooter is spotted, an emergency alert is sent in seconds AND we automatically send the security access control system into lock down mode securing doors quickly.

You never think seconds count, until they do.

Systems integration is the ability to tie your existing systems such as your fire alarm, fire doors, security access system, etc. into the Vigilance Software Emergency Notification System.

Doing this allows you to control the other systems automatically from the software.

Do I need systems integration?

It depends, and only you can decide which solutions is right for you. But don’t worry, we are here to help guide you in making the right decision.

Some clients need a fully developed and integrated robust emergency notification system that leverages all their existing systems for maximum security and response.

Other clients need a notification system that focuses on fast, easy and reliable emergency alert notifications without tying into other systems.

We don’t believe in a one size fits all solution when it comes to something as important as an emergency notification system. We are here to guide you through the process and help you make the right choices.

Which Systems Can You Tie Into?

We have the ability to integrate with fire alarm panels, fire doors, access control systems, SIP based communication systems such as phones, overhead paging, loud speaker systems, mail servers, active directory, and digital signage.

Have questions?

We get it, sometimes you just need more information or want to talk to someone.  Feel free to reach out. We would love to hear from you.