Emergency Notification System

Emergency Notification System Overview

What is an Emergency Notification System?

Emergency Notification Systems are used to send out mass alerts as part of an emergency communication plan. These alerts may be sent via text message, email, or phone, or broadcast via speakers/sirens or television.

In some cases the notifications are automatically triggered by warning events, such as extreme weather. In other cases, users can send out notifications with one click, quickly deploying a pre-configured message to a network of citizens, members, or subscribers.

Emergency notification systems, also called mass notification software, or emergency alert/broadcast software, allows organizations to set up the triggers and alerts (often requiring integrations to other systems), as well as deliver the messages to recipients.

Speed and reliability are crucial factors for these kinds of tools, since notifications send through them are usually urgent matters of public safety and/or business-critical systems failure.

Emergency Notification System Features

Emergency Notification Systems include the following identifiable features:

  • Compatibility with mobile devices

  • Multichannel alerts- push notifications, emails, text messages

  • Geofencing capabilities

  • Pre-designed alert templates

  • User grouping

Emergency Notification System Comparison

When comparing Emergency Notification Systems, consider the following factors:

  1. Notification Channels: Users will have different preferences for how they want to receive notifications. You have the option to choose between using a smartphone app, text messages, push notifications, and emails.

  2. Speed: You will want to choose an Emergency Notification System that quickly gets the information to all of your personnel. Text messages may not arrive as quickly as push notifications or in-app alerts.

  3. Inbound messages: Some vendors offer two-way communication that allows your personnel to send updates during the emergency situation.

Emergency Notification System Price

Vendors may charge a one-time licensing fee or use a subscription plan (paid either monthly or annually). The subscription plans often have limits on the number of recipients. You should contact the vendor directly to schedule a demo or receive specific pricing for your business.


Emergency Notification Products

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Everbridge Mass Notification

Everbridge Mass Notificaiton enables users to send notifications to individuals or groups using lists, locations, and visual intelligence, in order to keep recipients informed before, during, and after events. It is designed for three use cases:Emergency Response and ManagementCitizen…

RedFlag

RedFlag is presented as an easy to use multi-channel emergency mass notification system that allows users to deliver real time alerts and critical information to groups of any size. The emergency mass notification system can be used by small businesses up to enterprise corporations…

SnapComms

SnapComms is a provider of internal communication software, used by 2.5 million employees in 75 countries worldwide. Designed with all workplaces in mind, the software bypasses email to inform and engage employees. Dynamic, visual tools aim to get improved message readership over…

AlertMedia

AlertMedia headquartered in Austin offers their eponymous platform as a multi-channel emergency notification system, providing an intuitive mass communication solution, which may also be used to provide two-way communications, shipping alerts, or other related functions.

OnSolve Critical Event Management & Mass Notification

The OnSolve Critical Event Management & Mass Notification is the eponymous software-based communication, notification, and collaboration suite from the company created by the merge of MIR3, ECN, and Send Word Now. Their product suite contains alerting tools and cloud-based collaboration…

HipLink Mass Notification

HipLink Mass Notification allows for emergency notifications to be configured and sent through a web-based interface. Users include government organizations, educational institutions, and other large enterprises that need the ability to reach people quickly in case of an emergency.…

Netpresenter

Netpresenter has been present in employee communications software for over 25 years. Designed with all types of employees and workplaces in mind, their communication platform aims to drive organizational change. With an omnichannel approach to communication, it is presented as a…

NEC UC Emergency On-Site Notification

Designed to integrate with NEC's UNIVERGE SV9300 and SV9500 communications servers, UC Emergency On-Site Notification is an on-campus emergency notification and alerting system.

NetSupport Notify

NetSupport Notify is a desktop emergency notification system configurable to meet the needs of corporations of educational institutions.

ReadyOp, powered by Collabria

ReadyOp, powered by Collabria (a Cleartronic company) provides Emergency Management and Command & Control Radio Interoperability.

Securly 24

Securly's team of specialists work with AI to analyze flagged activity notifications—24/7. A thorough risk assessment of the student is performed, identifying concerning trends and patterns. When an alert is determined to be urgent, the 24 Team follows an escalation process to notify…

Omnilert

Omnilert provides emergency notification and management solutions with a focus on the higher education market. Its product offerings aim to provide organizations with peace of mind by streamlining instantaneous communications and response efforts to promote safety, security, and…

Regroup Mass Notification

Regroup aims to enable better mass communication that keeps people safe and informed at all times. The vendor states their cloud-based mass communication platform is relied upon by clients around the globe to send both emergency and day-to-day communications to millions of people.…

WatchKeeper

WatchKeeper is a critical event management platform. Clients can view their assets and personnel alongside live risk data on one real-time mapping display. WatchKeeper enables users to set automatic risk alerts, manage the response, and create briefings.

New World Public Safety

New World Public Safety offers a suite of solutions for dispatchers, sworn officers, firefighters, first responders in the field, command staff, and civilian staff that ensure public safety agencies are compliant with state and federal mandates.

Rave Alert

Rave Mobile Safety headquartered in Framingham offers Rave Alert, offered as a reliable mass notification system supporting unlimited messages to unlimited recipients.

One Call Now, an OnSolve solution

One Call Now, a product division of OnSolve, is a broadcast messaging and notification service, as well as voice and email messaging system, for sending messages to groups quickly.

Text-Em-All

Text-Em-All, headquartered in Frisco, delivers personalized, informational, emergency mass text messages and phone calls, whether they’re going to five people or 50,000.

CGI Notify

CGI Notify is a messaging and alerting system supporting 2-way messaging, one to many messaging, group or individual delivery, and other features.

Aurea AlertFind

Aurea, headquartered in Austin, offers AlertFind, a mass notification platform supporting emergency notification, IT alert management, and other purposes.

Crises Control

Crises Control helps organisations keep lines of communication open by making it easy to send notifications to any number of people at once, allowing for immediate, individual response with an automatic audit trail.The vendor states Crises Control is invaluable for providing up-to-…

CrisisGo

CrisisGo is an emergency response network mobile app, focused on end-users. It is different from other emergency notification systems in that it allows for two-way communications, rather than just one-way mass notifications. As of January 1, 2016, the service was available in 32…

AlertMedia SafeSignal

AlertMedia headquartered in Austin offers SafeSignal, a mobile application providing remote employees a means of notifying co-workers and law enforcement instantly of work site emergencies or unsafe situations in the field.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Emergency Notification System?

Emergency Notification Systems allow organizations to send multi-channel alerts in urgent situations. Usually, these alerts are sent via text message or push notifications on the recipient’s cell phone.

What are the benefits of using an Emergency Notification System?

Emergency Notification Systems are essential for quickly informing the public to take action in emergency situations. The geofencing capabilities allow you segment notifications by physical location.

How much do Emergency Notification Systems cost?

Vendors may charge a one-time licensing fee or use a subscription plan (paid either monthly or annually). The subscription plans often have limits on the number of recipients.