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Campus Safety: Spreading the Word With Digital Signage

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - July 07, 2014) - Emergencies catch us off guard. No one wants to think about these topics, let alone prepare for them; but when disaster strikes, your school needs to have a proficient plan of action. The sad reality is that since 2000 there have been 86 fires on school campuses according to campusfiresafety.org and since Sandy Hook Elementary the Huffington Post reports that there has been an average of 1.37 school shootings each week, 74 in total. While the statistics are daunting, digital Signage can help campuses be prepared because of it's ability to integrate with emergency responders while providing communication around campus.

Whether schools uses emergency notification services like e2Campus uAlert, Blackboard, or Campus Alert, digital signage can integrate with these systems and transmit alerts throughout your campus. Software providers like Industry Weapon can further incorporate dynamic content regarding safety protocols alongside an integration with alert systems to assist with the creation of a safe campus environment.

In the event of an emergency, the first step is to inform the entire campus, as efficiently as possible. The fastest, most useful way to spread the message is alongside a digital signage application. Once an emergency is triggered via your alert system, it will send down a message that will take over the displays of your choice with an emergency notification and any relevant information, such as evacuation procedures. An Alert Integration is designed to assist schools and communities in any situation, from fire drills to storm notifications.

With the Alert Integration, emergency information is automatically disclosed to the appropriate outlets. Campuses can rest assured they are fully compliant with emergency notification regulations while having every communication channel prepared to notify students for any event. With proper preparations, digital signage is the most effective way to reach a lot of people quickly and spread the word.

About Industry Weapon Inc.:
Industry Weapon (www.industryweapon.com), a digital media company, specializes in simplifying and advancing the applications of digital signage. The SaaS solution enables subscribers to design, schedule and publish multimedia content and integrated data sources to screens, kiosks, tablets and mobile devices. Industry Weapon's solution is suited for all industries and includes 24/7 free training and support along with design and creative services.

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