Wake County, NC Selects Everbridge to Power Emergency Notifications to Nearly One Million Residents
Everbridge Connects Public Safety Officials with Residents to Deliver Critical Safety Information
BURLINGTON, Mass., April 10 2017 — Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), a global software company that provides critical event management and enterprise safety applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, today announced it has been selected by North Carolina’s Wake County, the second most populous county in the state, to power its emergency notification system. With this announcement, Everbridge expands its already extensive presence in the state, where it currently serves over 30 counties and cities, including Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte, as well as numerous healthcare organizations and businesses.
Wake County selected Everbridge’s Mass Notification system to allow area residents and businesses to receive time-sensitive text messages, e-mails or voice messages directly from County officials. During critical situations, such as a hurricane or missing person search, public officials can issue emergency alerts to communicate with the largest amount of people as quickly as possible. Wake County will also deploy IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert & Warning System) to send geographically targeted messages to residents on their mobile phones, should an urgent situation arise. The County will also use Community Engagement to provide easy SMS opt-in functionality and the ability to issue event-specific notifications to residents and visitors during area events such as the upcoming Ironman Competition.
“With an increasingly mobile population, traditional methods of emergency communication can no longer be relied upon in emergency situations,” said Bill Greeves, Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Wake County, NC. “Everbridge’s Mass Notification System gives local officials the ability to interact with area residents and businesses in situations where they may be in danger. Everbridge was appealing because it is used extensively through our state and it empowered us with a multi-modal solution that allows Wake County to quickly reach people with important information.”
In addition to Wake County, Everbridge works with a number of other communities and businesses in North Carolina, creating a “Network Effect”—a strong cluster of users in the area that can share incident intelligence and best practices to improve coordination, notification and response during crises. These customers include: City of Charlotte, Durham County, Guilford County, Mecklenburg County, Orange County, as well as the Biltmore Company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Hanesbrands Inc.
“Assessing threats, automating incident processes and communicating directly with area residents and businesses is essential to keeping people safe during critical events,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “In Wake County, Everbridge is proud to support enhanced communication and coordination between multiple North Carolina area cities, businesses and schools to ensure more engaged, safe and informed communities.”
Wake County plans to expand its use of Everbridge’s Mass Notification System to include internal operations. Officials intend to use the Everbridge system to improve the county’s event coordination and management efforts.
For more information on Everbridge’s public safety communications, please visit: https://www.everbridge.com/public-safety-communications/
About Everbridge: Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate an organization’s 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 such as IT outages or cyber-attacks incidents, over 3,200 global customers rely on the company’s SaaS-based 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, and track progress on executing response plans. The company’s platform sent over 1.5 billion messages in 2016, and offers the ability to reach more than 200 countries and territories with secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices. The company’s critical communications and enterprise safety applications, which include Mass Notification, Incident Management, IT Alerting, Safety Connection™, Community Engagement™, Secure Messaging, Visual Command Center and Crisis Commander, are easy-to-use and deploy, secure, highly scalable and reliable. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 8 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, all four of the largest global accounting firms, 24 of the 25 busiest North American airports and 6 of the 10 largest global automakers. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in San Francisco, Lansing, Beijing, London and Stockholm. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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