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Benefits of utilizing Incident Aware for Safety Drills

by lisa January 23, 2024

Leveraging Incident Aware for conducting earthquake and fire drills offers numerous benefits, revolutionizing the traditional approach to emergency preparedness.

One significant advantage is the instantaneous and widespread dissemination of critical information. With Incident Aware, Administrative staff can swiftly send alerts to all participants, ensuring a prompt and coordinated response during drills or actual emergencies. Incident Aware’s real-time notifications enable participants to receive vital instructions on evacuation routes, safety protocols, and other crucial details directly on their mobile devices, fostering a more informed and responsive community.

Additionally, Incident Aware allows for seamless tracking of drill participation, enabling organizations to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their emergency preparedness initiatives. By embracing technology in this manner, organizations can enhance the efficiency of their drills, better prepare individuals for potential disasters, and ultimately contribute to a safer and more resilient environment.

Contact Genesis to find out more about how Incident Aware can simplify and enhance your drills.

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.

Join us on May 26th at 10:00 PT!

by Nathan May 24, 2022

Join us on May 26th at 10:00am PT to hear our story building an alerting solution on top of RingCentral's extensive collection of APIs. With our background in call recording and SMS alerting, it was a natural fit to add Team Messaging support to post alerts within the RC App and protect the privacy of emergency calls by adding on-demand call recording.
Read our story here or join the discussion here!

E911 Alerting for All Telephone Systems!

by Nathan March 31, 2022

We're excited to announce our latest enhancement to E911, lockdown and evacuation alerting.. Support for ALL on-premises and cloud telephone solutions!

Now, users of nearly any telephone solution can benefit from our full alerting capabilities, which include (but are not limited to):

- In-App push notifications via our native Android & iOS app (available in the Google & Apple App Stores)

- Email & native SMS

- Desktop screen pops

- Overhead pages

- Audible alerts on telephone sets

- Visual alerting hardware

- Team Messaging Solutions (Teams, RingCentral MVP, etc.)

- and more!

Not only can you send your staff alerts via all these paths, but you can also flexibly choose when, where and how to alert certain staff based on what best fits your needs. You can choose to selectively alert any on-site or off-site staff, or specify groups to notify depending on the type of incident. You can track staff responses and compel responses to ensure safety, and see in real-time if any staff left in the building, and where... and more.

The best part is that Genesis uses your existing telephone system(s), paging equipment, and smart devices to provide a total safety and alerting solution! No additional hardware to buy and no retrofits or replacement equipment or phone system upgrades are required. There is simply no easier or more cost effective solution available to you today!

Call us at 1-888-993-2288 to talk to someone now, or email us at sales@buygenesis.com for more information. Whether you're a prospective or current Genesis user, we're excited to show you how we can improve your organization's safety quickly, easily and cost effectively.

Improve your Real-Time Emergency Alerts with Interactive Adaptive Cards!

by Nathan March 4, 2022

Genesis alerts are now available in both standard text and adaptive card formats! Now users can choose easier to read, interactive alerts that allow responders to collaborate in real-time, track acknowledgments , and more. In addition to our mobile app solution Incident Aware, the addition of the new adaptive card features allows Genesis users to better collaborate and manage emergencies quickly and effectively.

Genesis has provided some of the most safety-forward 911 and other emergency alerting solutions for businesses for over 15 years. GenAlert started as a solution for providing simple notifications in the event someone dialed an emergency number, with options for including additional information related to location and personal details.

Genesis added a significant number of additional features in 2017, leveraging more telephone system features and capabilities to enhance the quality & visibility of emergency notifications, as well as providing additional tools for evaluating and archiving critical information for post-call analysis. GenAlert now gives users the ability to not only receive alerts in real-time when 911 is dialed, but also provides selective call audio recording, security staff call monitoring, dynamic location lookups, overhead & telephone-based paging capabilities, and much more.

Contact Genesis Systems at 1-888-993-2288 for more information on how we can help you solve all your alerting and emergency collaboration needs with our cost effective, easy-to-implement solution.

What's Minimally Involved in Keeping Safe?

by Nathan March 18, 2020

For many, the current and upcoming 911-related legislation is a bit confusing. Some compliance deadlines have already passed, others are upcoming, and there's general confusion around which of these deadlines affect you.

Even though many organizations aren't explicitly required to (yet), I strongly encourage everyone to minimally start with implementing on-site alerting. This is both the least expensive component and where the greatest enhancement to on-site safety and response is realized. Additionally, it's either mandatory now or will be for your organization in the not-so-distant future.

Getting the location information to the answering PSAP is important, no question. This information helps PSAPs and their responding agencies in determining where to respond to (especially important for large campuses, multiple location organizations, or multi-floor buildings). Especially when help is several minutes away already, routing responders to the correct area is absolutely critical in ensuring help is not delayed in any way.

But what about those who are in the best position to provide immediate assistance? The often under-appreciated reality is that help is already on-site and available. Whether it be your security, first-aid, or in reality, any staff, you already have resources on-site and ready to assist prior to first responders arriving. This help comes in the moments when it is most critical.

On-site staff are able to respond immediately, and are in a position where they can start providing care immediately. Additionally, staff can prepare access for first responders, and be ready to direct them efficiently to where the emergency is once on-site. These realities all dramatically improve response time both prior to, and once first-responder help has arrived on-site.

Contact Genesis Systems for more information on E911, immediate emergency on-site alerting, and the features available to help improve your on-site emergency responses. These solutions provide improvements in response time of several minutes, at a time when every second counts.