New Safety Connection™ Application Provides Location-Aware Critical Communications
BURLINGTON, Mass., August 1, 2016 —Everbridge, a global enterprise software company that provides applications which automate the delivery of critical information to help keep people safe and businesses running, today announced a certified interface to Lenel’s OnGuard access control system and acceptance into the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). Certification and acceptance into Lenel’s OAAP program enables users of Everbridge’s Safety Connection application to interface with the OnGuard system and acquire real-time building location data to locate employees, contractors or visitors and communicate with them during critical incidents, life safety emergencies and remote work assignments. Traditional solutions rely on static office location contact information only; Safety Connection enables organizations to reach individuals based upon their proximity to a critical event or risk.
“Lenel has taken a leadership position in providing an open access platform and offering a program that enabled Everbridge to certify the interface of Safety Connection to OnGuard,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “Through this interface we can utilize Lenel’s rich access control and badging system and our Safety Connection solution to improve the accuracy of incident communications and help keep people safe no matter where they are located—inside or outside of a building—during a critical event.”
Everbridge Safety Connection combines automated critical communications workflow processes with the ability to send and receive notifications based on dynamic location – an employee’s last known and expected location – including the building floor or conference room at which the employee was most recently present. Whether it’s to notify a “lone worker” in the field about a regional emergency, deliver “shelter in place” instructions to employees in specific buildings during an active shooter event or to develop near real-time employee rosters for building evacuations and mustering purposes, Everbridge Safety Connection enables automated location-based outreach via SMS text, voice, mobile app, digital signage or desktop alerts. The interface with Lenel’s OnGuard platform adds a new layer of location data to Safety Connection, helping to provide organizations with an accurate record of the whereabouts of employees, visitors, contractors and other stakeholders.
“This is an important interface that extends the physical security capabilities of the OnGuard platform to help ensure that our users can effectively identify and communicate with distributed teams and other individuals during critical events,” said Ronald Virden, managing director, Lenel. “We look forward to working with Everbridge to further combine location data with critical communications technology to improve mustering, evacuation and other security measures.”
Everbridge is a global enterprise software company that provides applications which automate the delivery of critical information to help keep people safe and businesses running. During mission-critical business events or man-made or natural disasters, over 3,000 global customers rely on the Everbridge platform to quickly and reliably construct and deliver contextual notifications to millions of people at one time. The company’s platform sent over 1 billion messages in 2015, and offers the ability to reach more than 200 countries and territories with secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices. A broad set of applications enable companies, hospitals, agencies, states, cities and towns to address issues related to severe weather and man-made incidents, IT outages and cyberattacks, safety of traveling staff, and facilitate regulation-compliant messaging. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 7 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, 24 of the 25 busiest North American airports, and 6 of the 10 largest global automakers. Everbridge is based in Boston with additional offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Beijing and London. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, https://www.everbridge.com/blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.