Corporate Messaging Tool Says Fire Alarms for Emergency Communications

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DeskAlerts has uncovered that in order to maximize safety and efficiency, workplaces should back up fire alarms with a second form of emergency communication. Researchers from DeskAlerts found that single one channel alarm systems simply aren’t enough to arm employees with the detailed information needed to make informed decisions in an emergency situation.

In order to augment internal communications strategies and issue employees with a thorough overview of situations DeskAlerts is urging workplaces to invest in its pop-up notifications software. Designed to deliver information to employees via desktop screens, the web-based software is smart, fast and efficient.

Anton Vdovin, Project Manager at DeskAlerts said, “In an emergency situation the majority of businesses rely on fire alarms to alert employees. The reality is that this simply isn’t enough to cater for the complexity of crises that may not necessarily be fire related. By complementing fire alarm systems with internal desktop notifications software managers have the option of issuing urgent information without compromising on detail. All made possible in a matter of seconds thanks to the intuitive and user friendly DeskAlerts interface.”

One of the key advantages of supporting fire alarm systems with desktop notifications software is the ability to offer employees detailed summaries of emergency situations. Rather than blindly reacting to an ear-piercing alarm administrators can use DeskAlerts to issue employees with comprehensive information relating to the situation at-hand. This allows them to develop responses based on the unique particulars of each emergency.

Content can be issued in a variety of different forms depending on the specifics of the emergency situation. Using voice notes administrators can quickly record an oral description of the emergency, then send it directly to employees. Traditional text based messages allow for descriptive detail while sending snapshots and images will give employees a visual overview of a situation in the blink of an eye.

Vdovin says, “Often, a single fire alarm can be counterproductive by causing unnecessary panic. Sometimes communicating the details of an emergency through text, audio or visual content is far more effective than sounding a siren. DeskAlerts allows workplaces to incorporate flexibility and scope into their emergency communications strategies that fire alarms simply don’t allow.”

Another benefit is the flexibility to create different guides for specific audiences and situations. Administrators can draft pre-set notification messages and color code them according to the level of urgency. These can then be distributed to a pre-determined recipient list in just seconds. Should the emergency not apply to all departments administrators can simply pick and choose relevant recipients, thus minimizing distractions and avoiding unnecessary interruptions. When it comes to delivering customized response instructions to different departments DeskAlerts offers administrators total control.

As a reliable, adaptable and fully integratable system, DeskAlerts is ideal for use in technologically and geographically diverse networks. For workplaces wanting to boost the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of existing emergency communications strategies, the software is an invaluable tool.

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To find out more about DeskAlerts and how its internal communications software is helping workplaces reach their full potential, visit the website at: alert-software.com

About DeskAlerts: DeskAlerts is the alert software that works in technologically and geographically diverse networks. It is a completely web-based solution that can be used to send desktop alerts and news updates to any employee within your organization, improving communications and productivity with a more efficient communication strategy than traditional email alone. View the DeskAlerts video to find out more.

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