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Emergency Safety for Educational Institutions

by lisa May 14, 2024

Ensuring the safety and security of Educational Institutions is crucial. With the implementation of Incident Aware by Genesis Systems, campuses transform their emergency response capabilities, revolutionizing how they handle crises and safeguard their Educational Community.

Knowledge is power, especially during emergencies. Incident Aware equips security staff with immediate access to crucial information during emergency incidents, enhancing the overall safety of the campus. Security personnel can now pinpoint the exact location of a caller on-site the moment a 911 call is made, allowing for swift and precise response actions. Real-time call monitoring further empowers security teams to initiate an effective response promptly, ensuring the well-being of everyone on campus.

With Incident Aware, the campus experienced a remarkable reduction in response time during emergency drills. Real-time notifications now reach all staff and students across the campus promptly, slashing the delay in reaching smaller buildings by several critical minutes. This swift response can mean the difference between safety and chaos in a crisis.

Genesis Systems has revolutionized emergency communication framework. Through innovative cloud and on-premises integration and alerting solutions offered by Incident Aware & GenAlert continues to lead the charge in providing innovative, reliable, and flexible solutions for meeting complex communication needs.

 Incident Aware: Transforming Campus Safety, One Alert at a Time.

The Benefits of Multicast Paging

by lisa February 5, 2024

Multicast paging offers several advantages for phones and speaker systems, enhancing communication efficiency in various settings. Firstly, it significantly reduces network bandwidth usage by delivering a single stream of data to multiple recipients simultaneously, rather than individual unicast streams. This is particularly beneficial for large-scale deployments, such as in office buildings or campuses, where the demand for simultaneous announcements is high.

Additionally, multicast paging ensures real-time delivery of information, enabling prompt dissemination of critical messages or emergency alerts. The scalability of multicast technology allows for easy expansion to accommodate growing communication needs without overwhelming network resources. Furthermore, this approach enhances system reliability and performance by minimizing network congestion and optimizing resource utilization. Overall, multicast paging stands out as a cost-effective and reliable solution, streamlining communication processes and fostering seamless connectivity across diverse environments.

The combination of overhead paging, multi-channel communication, and instant alerts with Incident Aware, provides a comprehensive and efficient safety strategy, addressing the need for immediate action, widespread communication, and collaborative efforts to ensure the well-being of you staff.

Emergencies Are Unpredictable. Guide Your Response with Incident Aware

by lisa January 11, 2024

Embrace Next-Generation Emergency Communication: Incident Aware transcends traditional boundaries, providing a comprehensive solution for rapid response and effective crisis management, tailored for today's dynamic organizations.

Feature Highlights:

  • Instant On-Site Emergency Alerting: Easily initiate critical alerts like panic alarms and lockdowns with just two clicks. Reach multiple locations instantly for an efficient response.
  • Mass Notifications Simplified: Communicate swiftly for events like closures or emergencies via SMS, email, or app notifications, reaching every corner of your organization.
  • Simplified Incident Reporting: Capture and record incidents in real-time with GPS precision, add multimedia, and customize incident types for accurate, detailed reporting.
  • Powerful Incident Collaboration: Foster real-time communication among responders, enhancing coordination and emergency management.
  • Innovative SIP and Paging Integration: Seamlessly integrate with existing SIP and paging systems, enabling comprehensive alert coverage and efficient communication.

With Incident Aware, you're not just adopting a system; you're securing a future of informed and empowered response. It's an investment in peace of mind, ensuring that your organization is equipped to easily handle emergencies with unmatched efficiency and clarity.

Incident Aware for Education Facilities

by lisa November 17, 2023

Implementing Incident Aware as your school’s safety measure with overhead paging, multi-channel communication, and instant alerts offers several advantages:

  1. Immediate Response: The use of overhead paging and instant alerts enables a swift and immediate response to potential threats. In emergency situations, every second counts, and these technologies facilitate rapid communication to ensure a quick reaction from both staff and emergency responders.
  2. Multi-Channel Communication: Utilizing multiple communication channels, such as overhead paging, smartphone alerts, and other devices, ensures that crucial information reaches a broad audience. This redundancy minimizes the risk of missed notifications, reaching both on-site personnel and stakeholders beyond the school premises.
  3. Comprehensive Reach: Extending safety alerts to neighboring schools enhances the overall safety network. In the event of a regional incident, collaborative efforts and shared information contribute to a more coordinated and effective response, fostering a sense of community security.
  4. Parent and Guardian Involvement: Alerts to smartphones keep parents and guardians informed about unfolding situations. This not only reassures them about their child's safety but also allows them to take appropriate actions, such as adjusting their own schedules or reaching out to school officials.
  5. Unified Emergency Response: The integration of these technologies creates a unified emergency response system. Overhead paging, multi-channel communication, and instant alerts allow for seamless coordination between school staff, law enforcement, and emergency services, promoting a cohesive and organized approach to managing crises.

The combination of overhead paging, multi-channel communication, and instant alerts with Incident Aware, provides a comprehensive and efficient school safety strategy, addressing the need for immediate action, widespread communication, and collaborative efforts to ensure the well-being of students, staff, and the broader school community.

What is Incident Aware?

by Nathan June 12, 2023

Incident Aware is a powerful tool that assists users in efficiently triggering Alerts, Mass Notifications and documenting incidents using highly customizable templates. Incident Aware is an effective tool used to initiate lockdowns, assist a lone worker in a time need or create a panic alert to ????? It offers a range of features to enhance incident management and streamline response efforts. Here are some highlights of Incident Aware:


1. Recording Incidents: Incident Aware guides users through the process of recording incidents, ensuring that all relevant details are captured. The customizable templates make it easy to gather specific information related to different types of incidents.

2. Alerting: The platform enables users to trigger alerts quickly and easily. These alerts can include GPS locations, ensuring that responders have accurate information about the incident's location.

3. Incident Details: Incident Aware allows users to document comprehensive incident details, helping to create a thorough record for future reference. This information can include descriptions, images, videos, timestamps, and any other relevant data.

4. Broadcasting Messages and Instructions: Users can utilize Incident Aware to broadcast messages or provide special instructions to individuals involved in the incident or other stakeholders. This feature aids in disseminating critical information promptly.

5. Remote Device Triggering: The platform supports triggering remote devices, allowing users to activate specific equipment or systems that are essential for incident response. This capability enhances the effectiveness and speed of the response efforts.

6. Streamlined Record Keeping: Incident Aware helps streamline record-keeping processes by automatically organizing and storing incident data. This centralized storage ensures that information is readily accessible for future analysis, reporting, or reference purposes.

7. Workflow Automation: The platform automates workflows, simplifying and optimizing response efforts. By automating repetitive tasks or standard procedures, Incident Aware enables responders to focus on critical aspects of incident management.

Contact Genesis for more information or a demo of Incident Aware, and to find out how we can help improve your staff communication & safety.

Incident Aware is Now Available in the RingCentral App Gallery!

by Nathan March 3, 2023

Although our Mass Notification and Incident Tracking & Response Enhancement solution has been compatible with RingCentral for some time, it's now officially listed and available as a stand-alone solution. RingCentral users can confidently choose Incident Alert to enhance both their alerting for emergencies originating through RingCentral phone use, and those originating from outside of their RingCentral, platform entirely.

Many RingCentral users have chosen to add our GenAlert solution in order to greatly expand their awareness using our emergency alerting options (including alert formats, intelligent recipient and path selection based on location, etc.), while ensuring thorough records are kept of all call details, call audio, and validated caller location. Using Incident Aware, either stand-alone or in conjunction with GenAlert, provides additional integrations with overhead paging, push notifications via our cross-platform app, 2-way SMS, and adds the ability to generate alerts completely outside of the RingCentral solution, to nearly any person or device, for any purpose.

Incident Aware is used to enhancing emergency response management by many businesses operating large campuses or facilities. Often, emergencies within these facilities can be difficult to detect, and it can be similarly challenging to both notify all staff and disseminate clear instructions to all emergency participants to ensure the greatest level of safety. By providing detailed instructions, checklists, and robust, real-time multi-channel 2-way communications, you can collaborate with everyone within your organization and ensure nothing is missed, and everyone is safe.

Contact Genesis for more information on how Incident Aware works with your RingCentral solution, other on-prem or hosted voice solutions, and how we can help optimize your on-site safety regardless of your goals.

Why Deploy Real-Time Emergency Collaboration Tools at Your School?

by Nathan February 22, 2023

School emergency response teams play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of students and staff during emergency events and incidents. From natural disasters to active shooter situations, these teams must be able to quickly respond to emergencies and coordinate their efforts in real-time. One way to enhance their effectiveness is by using a powerful alerting and collaboration tool like Incident Aware.

Here are some of the reasons why school emergency response teams need real-time collaboration tools:

Faster response times: When an emergency occurs, every second counts. By using a Incident Aware, team members can communicate with each other in real-time using overhead paging, automated SMS & voice call-outs, emails, and other push notifications, which allows them to respond quickly and efficiently to the situation with minimal effort. This can save valuable time, remove task loading during particularly challenging times, and ultimately help prevent injuries and fatalities.

Improved situational awareness: In an emergency, it's essential to have a clear understanding of what's happening. Incident Aware provides real-time updates and allows team members to share information about the situation as it unfolds. This helps the team make informed decisions and take appropriate actions, and keeps parents and other stakeholders updated in parallel, which reduces confusion and rumor circulation.

Enhanced coordination: During an emergency, it's crucial that everyone on the response team is on the same page. Incident Aware provides a centralized platform for team members to communicate and coordinate their efforts. This ensures everyone is working together and understands the objectives.

Accessibility: In many emergencies, team members may be located in different builldings or even schools. Incident Aware can be accessed from anywhere on a variety of different devices, which means that team members can stay connected and informed no matter where they are.

Record-keeping: After an emergency, it's important to document what happened and how the response team handled the situation. Incident Aware provides a record of all communications and actions taken during the emergency, which can be useful for future analysis and training.

By using Incident Aware, response teams can improve their situational awareness, enhance coordination and records keeping, and ultimately save lives. Contact us for more information on Incident Aware, and our integrated solutions for your education facility.