The sooner and more clearly people know about an emergency, the more likely they are to survive. And the sooner law enforcement and first responders know, the more quickly and efficiently they can respond.
The offerings for Emergency Notification Systems are changing all the time, and it can be challenging to figure out the right solution…which is why we put together a document, The Essential Guide to Emergency Notification Systems for Financial Institutions. This guide will help you understand what to ask, what to think about, and what to look for in a system and vendor. While it specifically addresses financial institutions, the basic requirements apply to all types of locations including retailers.
While reviewing content for this guide, a number of metrics really struck home with me. According to NOAA, since 1980, the US has sustained 258 weather and climate disasters where the overall damage costs exceeded $1 billion (dollars adjusted for inflation). 2019 was a very active year with over 14 separate billion-dollar events including floods, severe storms, cyclones, and wildfires.
Equally worrying are workplace violence statistics. According to the FBI:
- 70% of all active shooter incidents occur within a commerce/business or educational setting;
- In nearly half of the incidents, police are unable to respond in under 10 minutes; and
- Copycat active shooter events often happen in clusters, with the risk of an active shooter in the workplace at its highest in the two weeks following a similar incident.
No one likes to think about any of these types of events happening, but the reality is that they DO happen, and businesses need to be prepared. The best way to protect your business, customers, staff, and property is to have the right Emergency Notification System (ENS) in place. Why? Because knowledge is power, and the sooner and more clearly people know about an emergency, the more likely they are to survive. And the sooner law enforcement and first responders know, the more quickly they can respond.
Our mission is to help create a #SaferWorld and the right ENS system can do just that. Fill out the form below to access The Essential Guide to Emergency Notification Systems for Financial Institutions.