Status Solutions today announced that we have added mass dialing to the Situational Awareness and Response Assistant (SARA), a universal alerting engine, to assist organizations with multiple types of mass notification via landline and mobile phones, including emergency alerts.
The new mass notification service model being introduced provides an organization with the ability to make large volumes of both emergency and non-emergency calls. For example, a school, government complex or other type of wide-area campus can use this service to announce inclement weather warnings, school closings, bus delays, schedule changes, etc. While other organizations may choose to only use the service for emergencies or an extreme deviation in operations, such as a fire, flood or other type of evacuation, inclement weather warnings, intruder alerts, etc.
SARA integrates stand-alone alarm and communication systems for centralized monitoring, alerting and reporting. The alerting engine converts random alarms into detailed alerts for delivery to key individuals, select groups or entire populations via the designated devices, including telephones. Alerts include data about the unfolding situation, approximate location and instructions based on an organization’s predefined emergency/mass notification protocols (i.e., modes and actions).
"The telephone call is still an effective means of communicating information, especially for organizations that need to contact a large number of constituents,” explains Mike MacLeod, president of Status Solutions. “True mass dialing with the SARA solution ensures outreach through landlines and smartphones, providing real-time alerting and redundancy, which are both important in life safety and security situations.”
For more information about these new SARA mass notification services, please contact us at 866-846-7272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll discuss your needs and determine the best mass notification option for your business as part of our discovery process.