Active shooter incidents have become increasingly common everywhere, within all types of settings where groups of people gather— on university campuses, in office parks, in hospitals, in retail stores, during community events, and more. Many attacks are carefully planned by the assailant, who typically chooses a target-rich environment. When these potentially large, vulnerable groups gather, the threat of an active shooter situation presents specific challenges because of their exposure to numerous access points.
An effective active shooter preparedness plan should include a range of activities and should encompass the entire lifecycle of the incident.
Everbridge can detect gunshots, confirm employee safety and automate intelligent lockdown procedures. You might not be able to prevent an active shooter from terrorizing your organization, but you can affect the outcome and get your people to safety.
In an incident as charged as an active shooter event, panic and fear may be reduced if the people you’re tasked with protecting have not only been educated on the responses and processes best designed to keep them safe, but also exposed to them. Everbridge helps you incorporate actions to take in the aftermath of an active shooter event as well. The impacts to an organization and its people after such an event can be long-lasting, so it’s important that your response plan account for the hours and days immediately after the incident, as well as longer term.
Orchestrate your entire active shooter response by:
With Everbridge, staff have an instant way to call for help, leading to an improved response time and de-escalation of a situation. The platform provides a mobile panic button with two-way communication, location-detection capabilities, and communication abilities to ensure your people are always safe and a location is secure. Use the Everbridge app for check-ins, SOS, and more.
“An active shooter event locally, or an act of terrorism that could impact global travelers, or if it’s a weather-driven event or crisis, we feel confident that we can reach all of our employees in those situations and keep them out of harm’s way.”
“We have a lot of foot traffic around our campus and for students to feel as though they have a safe journey across campus at night… we will be using that system.”
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