Everbridge Launches Next Generation of Its Industry-Leading Resident Connection Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Solution to Maximize Reach of Critical Life Safety Alerts
Amid vaccine distribution roll out, Critical Event Management (CEM) leader unveils most comprehensive contact dataset in the industry to improve communication during COVID-19 pandemic and other life-threatening events
BURLINGTON, Mass., March 23, 2021 — Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced the next generation of its industry-leading Resident Connection solution designed to expand the reach of first responders and emergency managers by offering the industry’s most comprehensive contact database to deliver critical alerts to residents and businesses in times of crisis.
Resident Connection provides Everbridge customers access to the most precise and complete name, address, and phone (SMS, mobile, landline, and VoIP) data available in the United States, aggregated from more than 300 verified sources and geo-coded to home, street, or zip code. The database contains over 225 million resident and 28 million business contacts, allowing local, county, and state government leaders to quickly and accurately reach the largest number of people in an emergency.
When the State of Connecticut implemented Resident Connection, it immediately saw a large jump in the number of people the CTAlert system could reach in a crisis.
“By utilizing Everbridge Resident Connection, the State of Connecticut more than doubled the number of people we can communicate with in the event of an emergency,” said William Youell, Director of Statewide Emergency Telecommunications for the State of Connecticut. “Whether we need to broadcast far and wide in the case of a hurricane or blizzard, or target a specific neighborhood in the case of local hazard, we always have access to the most up-to-date data available when seconds count.”
Resident Connection also allows government agencies to reach the most vulnerable and often underserved populations, including residents with special needs such as limited mobility; dependence on supplemental oxygen or medications; cognitive, visual, or hearing impairment; and lack of internet access. At-risk groups may include children, senior citizens, pregnant women, and people with limited English proficiency who would have challenges receiving or responding to emergency directives. Resident Connection databases take into account such diversity in the population.
“Everbridge stands as the only critical event management provider to offer a national resident and business contact database available to all public safety agencies for life safety use,” said Brian Toolan, Senior Director of Government Strategy at Everbridge. “Whether it’s a major disaster or coordinating vaccination distribution, the ability to notify the vast majority of your previously unreachable population ensures public safety officials are doing everything they can to keep people safe during critical events and emergencies.”
In one of many examples, Florida leveraged Resident Connection in 2019 to amplify the state’s critical communications reach during Hurricane Dorian. In preparation for the storm, the Florida Division of Emergency Management deployed Resident Connection across all 67 counties, greatly increasing the reach of their alerts. Rather than reaching 10.4 million subscribers, the state could now notify more than 29 million people. Most Florida counties saw their contact count double, giving them the ability to communicate with even more citizens in the event of evacuations or other life-threatening situations.
In addition to Connecticut and Florida, Everbridge powers population-wide alerting for the states of Oregon, California, New York, Florida, Vermont, and Massachusetts, as well as Washington, D.C. and the United States Virgin Islands, and 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities.
Globally, the Everbridge Platform reaches over 700 million people and supports population-wide alerting in 11 countries across Europe, Asia, Oceania, The Middle East, Africa, and South America including Australia, Greece, Iceland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Singapore, Sweden, and multiple populous states in India.
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to Keep People Safe and Businesses Running™. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events including IT outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 5,600 global customers rely on the Company’s Critical Event Management Platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication modalities, and track progress on executing response plans. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, 47 of the 50 busiest North American airports, 9 of the 10 largest global consulting firms, 8 of the 10 largest global automakers, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers, and 7 of the 10 largest technology companies in the world. Everbridge is based in Boston with additional offices in 20 cities around the globe. For more information visit www.everbridge.com
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