Almost half of all workers will be mobile employees by the year 2022. Security officers, fixed cameras, and locked doors can’t protect these workers who are increasingly away from the office. Ensuring the safety of today’s workforce requires enhanced situational awareness and the ability to locate all employees – no matter where they are – along with failsafe methods to communicate with them. Out of sight doesn’t mean out of mind. Organizations must redefine duty of care and take steps to ensure safety for people who work alone. It’s important for employers to utilize location-aware technology to find and communicate with their workers anytime.
Active shooter incidents are unpredictable and evolve fast. Situational awareness and effective communication can help manage the chaos and prevent a potentially devastating event from escalating before law enforcement arrives.
Whether an employee is working at their desk or visiting a client in a foreign country, organizations have a duty of care for their safety. Pre-trip briefings, real-time intelligence and reliable two-way communication can help keep traveling employees safe — helping them avoid unnecessary risks and warning them if they are approaching potentially dangerous situations.
Mark Terry, the Director of Global Enterprise Security for Rackspace, explains how Rackspace leverages Everbridge Safety Connection to ensure the safety and productivity of their employees around the world.
Mobile phones are a lifeline for employees working in isolated situations with no colleagues or supervision. Location tracking, automatic check-ins and a dedicated S.O.S. panic button can minimize the hazards lone workers are exposed to on a regular basis.
Traditional security technology has not kept pace with the evolution of the four-walled office to multi-structure, open-space concepts. Unifying access control systems, wireless access points, scheduling systems and emergency communication systems helps identify who is on campus, where they are and enables location-based notification and alerting.
“Leveraging Everbridge, this team knows how to respond in a fire, weather emergency, electrical outages and violent intruder situation events occur and can end quickly, so from a facility standpoint, our goal is to get employees out of the building.”
Albert Patin, Daktronics