Mass alert software is a valuable resource that every organization should have. It allows you to quickly create and send messages to contacts and connect all stakeholders in an emergency, resulting in saved time and resources when you need them most. A crucial use for mass alert software is to immediately notify residents of any crisis that may affect them. There are various ways that mass alert software can help you reliably notify residents to make sure they get the information they need in an emergency.
Notify residents based on location
In an emergency, prioritization is key. When an incident is only affecting specific areas, you will want to pinpoint residents of those areas and connect with them first. That's where GIS capabilities come in when it comes to mass alert software.
Use a map tool to outline geographical areas and contact those individuals located in those areas. A versatile map tool can also help you locate and contact key facilities, like hospitals and fire stations, in selected areas to get help on the way as soon as possible. This way, you can focus your resources on the people who need it the most and save precious time.
Send alerts to multiple channels
Disaster can strike at any time, whether you're in the office checking your work emails or texting your friend to meet up for lunch. That's why it's important to choose a mass alert software with multi-channel capabilities that can send alerts to multiple contact methods, as well as send to all contact methods simultaneously or in a pre-determined order requested by the contact. Multi-channel capabilities let you rest assured that contacts will get your message from wherever they are.
Create templates ahead of time
When an incident occurs, you don't want to waste time creating alerts and communication flows from scratch. Templates are key to any successful emergency communication strategy, and pre-planned workflows help automate the process to save you time and resources. A good mass alert software will provide templates and let you create your own. This means you can implement your emergency plan directly into the software before an incident ever occurs – and when something does happen, you'll be prepared from the get-go.
Spend less time building workflows from scratch and more time doing what counts – notifying residents, gathering information, connecting with resources, and implementing solutions.
Need mass alert software?
As part of SimplyCast's emergency communication platform, EmergHub, the Alerts tool lets you notify residents quickly and efficiently in an emergency. Send a mass alert through multiple channels simultaneously, select contacts to send to based on various criteria including location, save templates for quick alert creation on the fly, and more. Read more information on EmergHub and the Alerts tool, and don't forget to sign up for a one-on-one demo of the product below!
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