We’ve seen brick and mortar stores replaced by Amazon. While UBER and Lyft have transformed the transportation industry. These changes all took place to increase convenience and better the overall consumer experience. But when it comes to the safety and security of people why have we waited so long to adjust with the times?
Command centers like the ones featured in 1980’s movies (i.e. War Games) exist today. Sure, the equipment has been updated but critical and time sensitive information still has to trickle down from someone experiencing the emergency to an outside center in order for them to blindly pass on a mass notification. When we can save someone’s life and improve efficiency, it’s time to make a change.
That’s where EndZone comes into play. At a high-level, EndZone is known for its rapid situational awareness, anytime, anywhere. The mobile technology works to deliver an enterprise-class mobile precision situational awareness solution to manage emerging threats in high-risk areas. Instead of relying on a stationary point, EndZone combines networked communications (LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc.) with location based technology, bringing the system out to the field to keep individuals safe during a crisis. Messaging, voice and video recording, wearable technology, and dynamic geofencing are all rolled into one seamless platform. And from first responders, to military personnel, to government entities, the platform is easily customized to meet each organization’s specific needs.
This cloud or on premise solution is working to transition command centers into centers of command. Rather than there be one physical location where all communication is processed through, we now have the ability to bring that communication to the hands of the people in need. As a result, EndZone allows you to notify the right people, in real time regardless of location.
Because of this technology we’ve been able to add more capabilities to help change safety and security with the evolving world, bringing situational awareness and emergency notification into the 21st century.
Situational Awareness and Emergency Notification
For example, let’s say there was a fire on a military base. To report this fire to the command center, traditionally a person would pick up the phone and call the commanding base to let them know what the situation is. Losing valuable time and not providing all valuable information. In 2017, why couldn’t the person use that same phone to send out a message to the appropriate personnel letting them know what the situation is, next steps that need to be taken, and any other important information (i.e. whether or not they need to evacuate)?
First responders, military, state and government personnel encounter many dangerous tasks that have a lot of moving parts. What better way to ensure safety, eliminate controversies and provide ongoing real-world training experiences than to have recordings, live video and live interaction during a situation. No situational awareness tool out today provides that, but EndZone does.
During any sort of emergency or situation it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. With the normal command center approach, it is impossible to know where every person who is affected is located. With our new center of command approach built on mobilizing technology, you can enable EndZone’s geofencing capability.
Let’s revisit our fire example from before. If the reported fire is in the left corner of the base, should everyone be evacuated even though there is a 20-mile difference between the point of the fire and the opposite end of the base? With EndZone’s geofencing, the use of GPS or RFID technology creates a virtual geographic boundary based on the location of a mobile device, when it enters or leaves a particular area. Allowing you to provide different notifications to different locations. Telling everyone near the fire to evacuate and everyone on the opposite side of the base that this situation is going on and to avoid that area on the base.
Not only is this important for notifying the right people, it offers other crucial roles such as; collecting headcounts during and after emergencies and more efficiently allocating helpful people and resources to where they need to be based on how close they are located.
The possibilities with EndZone are truly endless. Contact us if you have or are thinking about implementing a situational awareness and emergency notification system in your organization.
Chris Tengwall, Senior Vice President, Mobility