Active shooter incidents have become increasingly common in all types of settings, and present a significant threat in all environments where large groups of people gather. University campuses, office parks, or even community events present specific challenges including a potentially large vulnerable student and staff population or attendees that are exposed by numerous access points.
Despite two-thirds of organizations naming active shooters as a top threat, 79 percent are not fully prepared according to a recent survey.
“An active shooter event locally, or an act of terrorism that could impact global travelers, or if it’s a weather-driven event or crisis, we feel confident that we can reach all of our employees in those situations and keep them out of harm’s way.”
“For us to be able to send messaging out through Everbridge, 20 minutes before (the incident) shows up on open media, is a critically important anticipatory act, rather than a reactionary act.”