Best Emergency Notification Software

Emergency Notification Software

In case of emergencies, the first task is to alert everyone in the vicinity regarding the course of action. The emergency notification system has been designed to send a quick warning to the people in the affected or endangered zone. Emergency notification system software can be extremely handy in the time of any disaster to save countless precious lives. With the assistance of emergency notification solutions, you can create message templates in advance. Moreover, you can save crucial time and increase the efficiency of the notification with the help of multichannel communication. Following is the list of top emergency notification software that can assist you in need of the hour.

List of Best Emergency Notification Systems Software

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  • Zenduty

    Revolutionary incident resolution system for SRE, DevOps, ITOps and Support teams

    Zenduty is a revolutionary incident management platform that gives you greater control and automation over the incident management lifecycle. Zenduty centralizes alerts, notifies the right people reliably, and enables them to collaborate and take rapid action. Zenduty allows for flexible on-call scheduling, notifications and escalation policies so teams and individuals can set their own pace an... learn more about Zenduty

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  • SIGNL4

    Critical Mobile Alerting

    SIGNL4 is an out-of-the-box mobile alerting SaaS. It adds mobile alerting and incident response capabilities to your systems and services in minutes.SIGNL4 automatically notifies teams on their mobile devices in case of critical events. Drop an email, call a webhook and SIGNL4 reliably notifies active staff on duty through persistent mobile push, text and voice calls with acknowledgement, tracking... learn more about SIGNL4

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  • AlertMedia

    Use AlertMedia to keep your people safe, informed, and connected.

    AlertMedia is changing mass notification into useful communication. When a message is urgent or important, AlertMedia helps people understand the situation, get the word out, and control the message with two-way communication. ... learn more about AlertMedia

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  • InformaCast

    we connect people when and where it matters.

    Singlewire Software develops and supports a suite of InformaCast software solutions to help you add value to existing technology and build a robust notification ecosystem.Whether you need to broadcast IP phones, send SMS text messages, reach a wide array of devices.... learn more about InformaCast

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  • Alertus

    When Minutes Matter, We Notify In Seconds

    Alertus is a pioneer and leader in emergency mass notification for large area, high occupancy facilities. In a crisis, our award-winning technologies enable people to be empowered with localized lifesaving alert notifications. Occupants are instantly notified with computer desktop alerting.... learn more about Alertus

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  • Everbridge

    In critical situations speed matters, simplicity matters and reliability matters.

    Everbridge is the global leader in critical event management and enterprise safety applications that automate and accelerate an organization’s operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running faster.... learn more about Everbridge

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  • Regroup

    Powerful During Emergencies, Useful Every Day

    Regroup is an award-winning provider of critical and non-critical communication solutions, serving millions of users throughout the world.Our cloud-based, SaaS communications platform allows clients to easily reach their target audience — both nationally and globally — through all major communication channels and devices. ... learn more about Regroup

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  • AlertFind

    Safeguard Your Organization With An Emergency Notification System

    When disaster strikes, will you be able to communicate? AlertFind delivers communications you need during emergencies and unplanned disruptions via email, landline, mobile phone, and text message.AlertFind’s emergency notification system enables you to instantly reach every employee to alert them of immediate threats, provide them with critical information and receive key updates in real time. ... learn more about AlertFind

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  • Swiftreach

    Reach Thousands in Seconds with SwiftReach

    SwiftReach is a leading provider of emergency notification and incident management solutions. Since 2001, SwiftReach has been a reliable and trusted authority in emergency management in the government, utilities, education,healthcare, and enterprise sectors.... learn more about Swiftreach

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  • Preparis

    When the unexpected strikes and your operations are down

    In the wake of the unexpected, we make resilience simple by providing the expertise and resources your organization needs to recover quickly.Our work gives us an intimate and unparalleled view of threats disrupting businesses. In our last three years of recovery data, here are the common causes of business interruptions. ... learn more about Preparis

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  • Revolution

    Revolution: Emergency Mass Notification Software

    Syn-Apps develops emergency mass notification and advanced paging solutions. Our next-generation notification platform, Revolution, is designed to improve business processes, increase safety, and streamline communication across organizations. ... learn more about Revolution

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  • Cyphon

    An Open Source Incident Management and Response Platform

    Cyphon eliminates the headaches of incident management by streamlining a multitude of related tasks through a single platform. It receives, processes and triages events to provide an all-encompassing solution for your analytic workflow — aggregating data, bundling and prioritizing alerts, and empowering analysts to investigate and document incidents. ... learn more about Cyphon

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  • OpenBroadcaster

    Emergency Alert Player

    Broadcasting emergency alert messages is an important service that broadcasters provide to the communities they serve. By providing timely and accurate information concerning emergency events such as forest fires, floods, tornados, school (lock down) closings and Amber Alerts, broadcasters play an important role in helping to prevent injury, death and property damage. ... learn more about OpenBroadcaster

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  • Ushahidi

    Don't just get the data. Get the whole story.

    Ushahidi, which translates to “testimony” in Swahili, was developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election violence in 2008. Since then, thousands have used our crowdsourcing tools to raise their voice. We’re a technology leader in Africa, headquartered in Nairobi, with a global team. ... learn more about Ushahidi

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  • WebEOC

    Critical Event Management Technology

    WebEOC scales for customers of any size. With proven capabilities across a wide range of agencies and organizations in varied industries, Juvare’s open API delivers ultimate flexibility to adapt WebEOC to any need. Seamless integration is also possible with most third-party systems. ... learn more about WebEOC

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  • Alert Agility

    Complete solution for automated On-Call schedules

    Make sense of your alerts with our analytics tools, know your MTR and SLA and improve on them with continued feedback loop of response and resolution times.Our application is built with speed and scalability in mind, handling large volumes of data. ... learn more about Alert Agility

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  • Sahana EDEN

    Information management for emergency preparedness, response, recovery and resilience-building.

    Sahana EDEN is the world's most popular open-source information management system for disaster and humanitarian aid management. It can support all phases of the emergency cycle "out of the box" or be customized to meet the specific needs of agencies and organizations.... learn more about Sahana EDEN

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  • DesInventar Sendai

    Disaster Information Management System

    The DesInventar Sendai server software is open-source and is free of charge for commercial and non-commercial use. It is distributed under an "Apache-2" license, which is even less restrictive than GNU and FreeBSD licenses. Please use it well, this software has been built and is distributed this way thinking that it can help a bit making this planet a better place.... learn more about DesInventar Sendai

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  • Bosun

    Monitoring and alerting system by Stack Exchange.

    Bosun is an open-source, MIT licensed, monitoring and alerting system by Stack Exchange. It has an expressive domain specific language for evaluating alerts and creating detailed notifications. It also lets you test your alerts against history for faster development experience.... learn more about Bosun

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  • SoCo Emergency

    Free emergency notification service

    Any message regarding the safety, property or welfare of the community will be disseminated using the SoCoAlert system. These may include evacuation notifications, shelter-in-place orders, boil water advisories, tsunami warnings, and flood warnings. A managed account will allow you to save and modify your existing notification settings and contact information. Like all jurisdictions using Co... learn more about SoCo Emergency

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  • CQ

    Technology that unifies people to simplify your response.

    CQ is leading the rethink of current practices to help accelerate awareness, amplify collaboration and simplify coordination to successfully resolve critical events. A cloud-based online emergency mass notification tool that unifies people to simplify your response to a critical event. From welfare checks to mass notification, CQ helps organisations connect instantly with their people via multiple... learn more about CQ

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  • Enterprise Alert

    Avoid unexpected downtime of your most critical systems

    Derdack’s enterprise alerting software automates alerting processes and enables a fast, reliable and effective response to incidents threatening the continuity of services and operations. This is in particular important for 24/7 operated mission-critical systems and IT. Our critical alerting software combines four pillars to effectively respond to incidents – automated alert notifications, con... learn more about Enterprise Alert

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  • Crises Control

    An Incident Response Platform built for your organization.

    Crises Control helps organizations keep lines of communication open by making it easy to send notifications to any number of people at once, allowing for an immediate, individual response with an automatic audit trail. Crises Control is invaluable for providing up-to-the-minute notifications to users, minimizing the impact on people’s safety, damage to the environment and the organization. Cris... learn more about Crises Control

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  • OnPage

    Intelligent, audible alerts for users in government, manufacturing, IoT and more.

    OnPage is a rock-solid reliable, end-to-end secure, real-time alerting system, ensuring that IT and healthcare teams never miss urgent alerts. OnPage persistent mobile alerts and on-call escalations help reduce mean time to repair (MTTR) and assist in achieving maximum patient satisfaction for care teams. OnPage is an incident alert management system with a secure smartphone app, enabling response... learn more about OnPage

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  • DisasterLAN

    DLAN provides real-time situational awareness tools for emergency management.

    Buffalo Computer Graphics’ DisasterLAN (DLAN) software is a mobile-friendly, web-based platform for emergency preparedness & response, event management, and daily operations. It provides real-time tools for situational awareness, workflow-based information management, & secure communications. DLAN has been successfully utilized for large-scale emergency management. It includes robust tools ... learn more about DisasterLAN

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  • OnSolve

    The only Platform offering AI, machine learning, a modern integration engine.

    OnSolve's One Call Now, one of our market-leading critical communications products, enables groups and organizations of all sizes and types to quickly, securely, and reliably distribute critical information to large numbers of people on virtually any device and network. OnSolve sends over two billion notifications annually and has provided more than 60 years of proven support to both the public an... learn more about OnSolve

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  • Konexus

    Next-generation emergency notification and critical event management platform.

    Konexus is integrated incident management & emergency notification solution featuring an easy-to-use mobile app with a modern and simple user interface. Konexus allows enterprises or government agencies to report and manage incidents from anywhere. The integrated communicate channels help escalate the crisis response and recovery process to ensure the incident is resolved as quickly as possible wh... learn more about Konexus

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  • Omnilert

    The Innovation Leader in Emergency Communications.

    Omnilert was the first company to establish the emergency notifications system market. It offers the broadest array of solutions, spanning prevention, emergency notifications, engagement, and critical event management, as well as the most comprehensive multi-channel emergency communications. In our recent survey, nearly 92% of Omnilert customers agreed we were an innovation leader and the most tr... learn more about Omnilert

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  • Veoci

    Manage any emergency and crisis.

    With a history of innovation and diversity and a foundation of unparalleled customer service, Veoci delivers top solutions to make organizations more resilient, along with world-class service and support to ensure implementation and adoption. Veoci offers a variety of solutions in emergency management, business continuity, daily operations, and resource management and serves a wide range of indust... learn more about Veoci

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  • Locate Global

    The cloud-based platform to locate, communicate and respond.

    In a world with an increasingly globalized marketplace and growing mobile workforce, it's essential for organizations to implement new ways to keep their employees safe. For compliance, the duty of care, business continuity, and, above all else, safety, employers need reliable ways to locate and communicate with their valued workforce and systems that allow them to respond quickly and appropriatel... learn more about Locate Global

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  • RemoteComply

    Our Solutions ensure regulatory compliance, safeguard business operations & increase productivity.

    Organizations are faced with significant and ongoing operational risk management challenges every day. Consequently, compliance managers require a robust, regulatory risk management platform to support vendor management, business continuity planning, incident response, managing policies & procedures, and emergency communications. RemoteComply consists of 6 integrated products including - Vendor Ma... learn more about RemoteComply

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  • Klaxon

    Features built for better incident communication.

    Klaxons Incident Management service is an essential tool for navigating any major incident. From Pandemic or Terrorist activity to Cybersecurity breaches and IT downtime. No matter the scale a planned strategy will help guide your team through any unexpected event. Helping you inform everyone and implement a planned maintenance solution. Limit confusion, panic, and company downtime all in one, whi... learn more about Klaxon

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  • AutoMax Escalation

    Reach all the concern people within seconds.

    AutoMax Escalation allows organizations to receive and report incidents. AutoMax Incident management system (IMS) allows to record all received Incidents through the call center by dispatching them to the user to open a new Incident, creates an Incident ticket inside the system, and fill in the data according to the caller description then linking the Incidents with their geographical locations. A... learn more about AutoMax Escalation

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  • Emergency Reporting

    Emergency Reporting provide platform for managing your entire public safety agency.

    Emergency Reporting provides the industry’s best platform for managing your entire public safety agency. Putting good data in and extracting useful information out has never been easier. Our Fire and EMS Software combines NFIRS and NEMSIS 3 into a single incident report. Our all-in-one platform is designed to be simple, effective, and intuitive to use for first responders on the go.... learn more about Emergency Reporting

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Buyer’s Guide

Introduction to Buyer’s Guide for Emergency Notification Software

Disaster usually strikes without any warning, and it could turn into a nightmare if the actions are not taken immediately.  There could be nothing more devastating than to face fatal incidents because of the lack of an emergency notification system or inability to trace the early signals of the incidents. For ages, humans have used innovative ideas to tackle emergencies, from ringing the bell to setting up a huge bonfire, which later evolved into an electronic siren and radio communication. But these innovations were either not efficient to address a large group of people or were lacking in a systematic approach. For instance, an electronic siren can ring only when it has a power supply. However, with the evolving technology,  the conventional emergency notification was replaced with a better alternative for sending emergency alerts in the form of Emergency Notification Software. 

An Emergency Notification Software is more efficient and reliable in responding to emergencies and has been helping to overcome the core challenges of the legacy emergency notification system.

This buyer guide on emergency notification software is intended to help people from various sectors to get an in-depth idea of emergency notification software. It allows them to explore software from various dimensions and take an informed decision on buying the best emergency notification software.

Challenges Businesses Face by Not Having a Robust Emergency Responding System

Business organizations invest heavily in their resources to run the business, and most organizations enroll in various safety measures to protect their resources against disaster. But with the traditional emergency alert system, organizations cannot take a sigh of relief because there are few challenges associated with it that stand against them in protecting their resources.

  • Vague information about incident: Without knowing the criticality of the issue, it is difficult to initiate preventive measures to stop the incident. The first responders can successfully conduct the operations only when they have enough information about the emergency.
  • Mass reach: The traditional emergency alert system does not have any robust communication channel that alerts everybody at the same time when a particular incident occurs.
  • Single-mode of communication: The traditional emergency alert system largely relies on a single mode of communication.  Usually, it is verbal and not reliable. Multiple modes of communication can be more effective during an emergency.
  • Message not delivered: During an emergency, the message must be delivered to the right person or responder at the right time. In a traditional emergency alert system, there is no provision to confirm the reach of the message.
  • Late response time:  It takes more time to respond to emergencies with the traditional methods since there is no direct communication mechanism to inform the first responder. Even if they are informed on time, they don’t have enough data to plan or take action.

What Is Emergency Notification Software?

Emergency Notification Software is a tool that is used to send alerts or notifications to people through the network of communication channels during emergencies.  It allows sending notifications across multiple devices and through numerous channels to neutralize the effect of an incident or emergency at the earliest possible time.

Various industries and sectors can use emergency notification systems. Emergency notification software could be useful for mitigating issues like,

  • Security threats
  • I.T outages
  • Suspicious person alert
  • Employee scheduling
  • Natural disasters
  • Hazardous materials events
  • Health and safety incidents
  • Banking transactions and other financial services
  • Support text-to-speech notifications

How Can Emergency Notification Software Help During Emergencies?

  • Mass Notification Systems and Geo-targeting:  Emergency notification software helps to inform people in mass in very little time. The geo-targeting feature of emergency notification software further ensures that people from a particular region receive the message. It helps to handle the emergency more efficiently without panicking the people that are not directly affected by the emergencies.
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts: Wireless alert system has fast-paced the emergency notification system.  It can reach some of the most difficult places and deliver the alert message to VoIP phones, mobile devices, laptops, and other devices.  Even if the victim’s mobile is loaded with messages, the emergency notification software ensures it reaches him. The emergency notification software facilitates pre-set alerts or ready-to-use templates, which saves time for drafting new messages during an emergency.
  • Automated Alerting: Certain emergency scenarios can be controlled in the initial stage by acting on it early, and automating the alerting system plays a critical role in informing the responder early.  Setting up automated alerting systems for critical events like fire breakout is an advantage as the sensors connected with emergency notification software can trigger the notification and send it to the responsible person instantly.

Why Is Emergency Notification Software Important For Business?

The use of emergency notification software is not just restricted to sending alerts about hurricanes or floods to the public, but it also has a purpose in corporate and other industries. In today’s digital landscape, companies are incurring more financial loss through virtual threats (cyber attacks) than natural calamities or accidents.  The companies are becoming vigilant to cyber-attacks and are taking preventive measures to neutralize the attacks.  The emergency notification software could turn productive in alerting the employees about the possible cyber-attacks or IT outages and can send guidelines to protect their system.  Another critical issue business enterprises face while conducting business operations is a workplace injury.  The emergency notification mobile app with a panic button can help an employee to send a message to the responsible person when they find something that could risk their safety or expose them to injury.

Those employees working at some remote place, when they are hit with emergencies like a flood or heavy snow; it becomes difficult for business owners to contact them and find their whereabouts. But emergency notification software provides a map view of the employee’s physical location and based on which the business owner can find whether the employee is in the danger zone or out of it.  The business owner or organization can also take action through emergency notification software like sending out notifications, escalating issues to the right person, or sharing the precautionary guidelines with employees. It helps them to save the lives of their employees as well as prevent operation disruptions.

What Are The Benefits Of Emergency Notification Software?

  • Message visibility:  The emergency notification software supports multi-channel communications, which means if any one device is failed the message can be relayed on another device. It could be quite useful in an emergency situation to convey the message and increase the message visibility ratio.  Some emergency notification software also supports multi-media files like photos, videos, social media posts, and comments to respond to emergencies.
  • Geofencing:  Emergency notification software tools offer the advantage of sending emergency alerts or messages to a group of people within a certain geo-location. For instance, a company can send a notification to its team located in a certain region about the potential risk of malware attack.
  • Creating notification templates in advance:  An emergency notification system allows users to create notification templates in advance. It means they can quickly respond to the emergency and do not have to waste time drafting alert notifications.
  • Real-time communication:  Responding to emergency situations in a timely manner is crucial to avert severe damage.  Real-time communication can give enough time to respond and implement a contingency plan before it gets worse. The monitoring system embedded with emergency notification software can allow users to verify whether the message is conveyed to everyone on their contact list.
  • Mobile app: Emergency notification software with a mobile app can reach a corresponding person real fast and help users exempt the message charges.    
  • Multiple-language support: The emergency notification software supporting multiple language support is of high-value as it can address the off-shore team in their local language and ensure total support without boundaries..
  • Report and analytics:  Emergency notification software tools come with reporting features. They are efficient in providing insight into the performance of the notification software tools.  The reports can include notification speed, message delivery success or failure rate, response rate, etc.

These are some of the emergency notification software benefits that users can leverage during emergencies but to get an in-depth idea of what other ways the software can be used in emergency scenarios, the users should need to tap on the essential features of emergency notification software.

Time-Saving Features of Emergency Notification Software

  • Automatically broadcast notifications
  • Geofence messaging
  • Automated alerting
  • Report and analytics
  • Event management  (alert escalation, message confirmation, etc.)
  • Incident tagging
  • Alert forwarding
  • Two-way communication
  • Third-party integration
  • I.T alerting
  • Mass notification
  • Multi-lingual support
  • Mobile App
  • Ready-to-use templates or alert messages
  • Keep track of all events
  • Create custom alerts
  • Supports multi-communication channels (email, mobile, VoIP phones, etc.)
  • Multi-channel distribution
  • Robust security
  • Audit trail
  • Conference call
  • Network-based alerting
  • One-touch activation of all devices

Things to Consider Before Buying Emergency Notification Software

  • Two way communication: Certain emergency alert systems only have single-way communication, meaning they broadcast information to end-users, but end-users or victims cannot reply to them back.  In emergency scenarios, two-way communications could be very beneficial.
  • Pricing: Pricing is an important component for any software and so forth emergency notification software.  The emergency alert system comes in many prices, which could vary based on the pricing model and list of features.  The user can always find the emergency notification software that fits their budget and fulfills their business goals. Some users might feel comfortable using perpetual licensed software, while others may prefer using a subscription model.
  • User-friendly interface:  User-friendly emergency notification software means faster response time.  The simple easy-to-use interface of the software can help responders to analyze situations faster and take action quickly.
  • Conference calling & advanced features: While selecting the best emergency notification software, the users mostly consider basic features like automatic alerts and mass messaging.  But besides that, there is an essential feature that one can easily overlook “Conference Calling.”  To mitigate a disastrous situation often requires expert insights; he might not present on the location. In such a situation, conference calling could prove very helpful.  Besides conference calling, users must also check software for advanced features like real-time data sync or text-to-speech.
  • Software integration:  Integration of emergency alert systems with other software or devices is essential for its performance and response to any unexpected incident. The system that does not sync well with the existing software or devices can prove ineffective while dealing with emergencies. Lack of interoperability and reliability can leave the organization or individual vulnerable in a disastrous situation.
  • Report and analytics: Report and analytics for emergency notification software can be key-holders to improve the response time and take preventive measures to reduce the impact of the incident.  The report and analytics data can give in-depth information about the gaps in the emergency processes and help to contemplate the reasons behind it.
  • Support multiple devices: The best emergency alert system supports multi-channel communication, and also supports multiple devices. In the growing trend of mobile devices, the responders should be able to receive distress calls or messages from any device.

Which One To Use – On-Premise Or Cloud Emergency Notification Software?

Both on-premise and cloud emergency notification software have their advantages and disadvantages, and it entirely depends on the authority or organization to choose between the two based on their priorities and risk factors. Some even prefer using a hybrid model to overcome the set-backs of cloud and on-premise emergency notification software.

  • On-premise emergency notification software:  The on-premise emergency notification software gives full control of the software, and the user can customize them as per their needs. However, when the organization hits any kind of emergency that affects the on-premise server, then the emergency alert system won’t be able to send the notification messages to the responsible person.
  • Cloud emergency notification software:  Cloud emergency notification software installed off-site; there is no risk of the server going down unless there are some technical issues. Even if the server goes down, then they can transfer the load to other active servers.  However, the cloud system does not allow to customize the software as per the organization’s needs.

How Reliable Is Emergency Notification Software?

Emergency notification software is reliable and can help to mitigate emergency scenarios in a timely manner.  The ability to gather real-time data about the incident and communicate against all the adversities makes emergency notification software the best solution to cope with emergencies. As per one of the recent survey reports, the growth of the mass notification software market is likely to reach $27.3 billion by 2026.  The growing trend of mobile devices further drives the adoption of emergency notification software. Pairing mobile devices with emergency notification software features can truly enhance the process of mitigating emergencies. The best emergency alert systems are intertwined with strong security features, which further make them effective, efficient, and reliable.

But these reasons are not alone responsible for the growth and higher adoption of the emergency notification system; new trends or enhancements taking place in the emergency notification system further drive organizations or stakeholders’ attention towards it.

Latest Trends In Emergency Notification Software

  • Text-to-speech: Technological innovation in communication has helped people to reach maximum people in a minimum time-frame. Text-to-speech is one such intelligent piece of technology that maximizes people’s reach and eliminates the communication barrier during an emergency.  During an emergency, it is not possible that an announcement made on a single speaker covers the entire area or reaches an individual room.  In such circumstances, “Text-to-Speech” could be very useful, and the message can be broadcasted immediately.
  • IoT: With so many sensors and devices connected to the internet, the emergency notification software with IoT devices is a big breakthrough in mitigating emergencies.  IoT sensor devices such as sound detectors, heat sensors, and cameras can provide an abundance of data related to the incidents.
  • iDAWG (Intelligent Deployable Augmented Wireless Gateway):  During a worst-case emergency scenario, building communication with the responding team becomes difficult due to the circumstances. In such a scenario, iDAWG or Intelligent Deployable Augmented Wireless Gateway could be life-saving as it does not require a traditional communication system or internet for communication. IDAWG or Intelligent Deployable Augmented Wireless Gateway works on a new class of software called Edgeware and communicates through radio-frequency. This technology helps victims to connect each and every service during an emergency when data connectivity loses or is not stable. 
  • Coordinating with social media:  Social media and mobile devices have shrunk the universe. Connecting and communicating in real-time is much easier and simpler now.  The best emergency alert system supports social media platforms, and if required, they can immediately transmit messages to these platforms.
  • Drones and advanced equipment: Drones and other equipment have the potential to reach some difficult locations, which makes them the best tool for an emergency scenario. Also, it saves first responders from going into dangerous situations before analyzing the situation. It is a cost-effective way for damage assessment and saves lots of time during an emergency situation. The latest development in the drone is real-time 3D mapping, which makes it more efficient during emergency situations.  The real-time data from the drone can be synced with emergency notification software to inform the ground team so that they can immediately take preventive measures. 
  • AI and Automation:  AI can embed with the automated emergency notification system and enhance their reach and response. AI-based data analysis can capture key information from devices (CCTV Cameras) installed in an emergency location, which can be used for future reference to avoid such incidents. There are more efforts made to enhance AI and automation roles in emergency notification software.
  • Wearables: Wearables can also contribute in analyzing the emergency scenario and enhance the prevention steps. The first responder visiting the emergency scenario can collect important data through wearables in the form of images, comments, or videos. They can feed these data to emergency notification software and analyze the scenario in-depth.

What Is The Average Cost Of Emergency Notification Software?

The cost of the emergency notification system can vary as different software vendors follow different pricing models and feature lists. However, the average cost of emergency notification software could be $6.00 to $800 or so.

  • For startups and small-scale business:  In the initial phases, startup businesses have to remain tight on their spending and need to settle with less expensive emergency notification tools. Zenduty is an exceptional tool for startups and small-scale businesses at a price of $6/month.  Their startup plan is free forever and covers SMS, phone, emails, and push notifications. But if users are keen on features like incident tagging and alert forwarding, then their basic version is quite beneficial. There is a list of top emergency notification software solutions that offer the basic features for free or at an affordable price. Cyphon, OpenBroadcaster, Sahana EDEN, etc., are some of the best emergency notification software for startups and small-scale business.
  • For mid-size and large enterprises:  Mid-size organizations who wish to invest in a  next-generation emergency notification software can choose Ushahidi that comes at a price of $49.90/month. It has been designed for crisis responders, and data can be visualized in different ways: on maps, charts, tables, or as a list. There are other emergency notification tools that could prove productive for mid-size enterprises, which include Everbridge, Regroup, Swiftreach, Revolution, etc.  Premium tools like InformaCast come at a starting price of $866.25/month.  It envelops all kinds of emergency broadcasting resources such as IP speakers, digital signage, overhead paging systems, desk phones, computer desktops, etc. The other emergency notification software that falls into the same slab includes Alertus and WebEOC
  • Free and open source emergency notification software:  The free and open source emergency notification software is the best way to customize the codes and functionality of the emergency notification software which enables it to improve its efficiency.  The low-cost free and open source emergency notification is an ideal option for startups and small-scale businesses.

Why Refer to GoodFirms' List of Best Emergency Notification Software?

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Conclusion

Emergency scenarios are time-sensitive, and early notification to responders can make a huge difference in saving someone’s lives or valuable assets.  So far, many innovative ideas have been proposed and practiced to reduce the impact of catastrophic events and minimize financial loss. But bound to their limitations, these innovative ideas are not applicable in all kinds of emergency scenarios and are not reliable.  In order to overcome the challenges of the traditional emergency alert system, the authorities have paved their path towards advanced technology like emergency notification software. The emergency notification software tools are laced with intelligent technology that detects even minor distress signals and alerts them. Besides that, there are features like multi-channel notifications, geo-target messages, advanced reporting, video conferencing, etc., that further enhances its ability to deal with an emergency scenario.  If you are uncertain about the software choice, then do not miss to check the list of top emergency notification software.