Omnilert LLC, developers of the e2Campus mass notification system, today announced that public universities and community colleges within the Florida Department of Education (DOE) can apply for funds originally allocated from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cover the costs of a host-based emergency notification service such as e2Campus.
This is a good idea I think. I was chatting to some people at my old uni, University College London recently: I asked them how they’d contact all 21,000 students (and I’m sure, another 1,000 staff) immediately in event of a problem or time of crisis. The answer? ‘Errrrr’.
This is one of those systems that you want to make sure you have BEFORE the time of crisis… no excuse if you’re a Florida University or College!