Will Your Technology Hold Up This Hurricane Season?
Author: Nicky Jackson, Marketing Campaign Manager, MCA
May 15, 2021 Kicked off the new “unofficial” start to hurricane season. Over the past 6 years at least one named tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic prior to June 1, so beginning this year the National Hurricane Center has decided to issue their yearly tropical weather outlook forecast starting on May 15, rather than June 1. The 2021 season is predicted to bring at least 10 hurricanes, which is above the average season of 17. Is your business ready to weather the storms? Do you have an up to date and secure workplace safety plan?
Developing an effective workplace safety plan relies on strong communication. Workplace leaders in charge of safety need to look at addressing two key areas to help provide an environment that puts worker well-being at the forefront.
The first area is speed. How fast a message goes out often has a direct impact on how quickly people get out of harm’s way. Safety leaders need to identify opportunities to speed up their messaging workflow to ensure messages go out as quickly as possible.
The other area is reach. Leaders need their messages to reach as close to 100 percent of their population as possible so no one misses an important alert that could impact their safety. If a workplace is only using one method for communication, like mass SMS text messages, it’s unlikely they are reaching everyone as quickly as possible. The stumbling block many workplaces run into though is that by adding more tools that expand their reach, they add to the time it takes to get a message out to all of those systems.
That’s why organizations need to look for a way to tie together and manage disparate systems to make alerting as easy as possible. With the right mass notification solution, they can bring together a wide range of devices, set up simple triggers to activate alerts and prebuild messages for common events.
MCA can help you develop the best emergency plan for your company with the following support services:
- Installation- MCA has a dedicated team of mass notification professionals who specialize in the installation of mass notification systems throughout the United States. Numerous deployments throughout the world.
- Configuration – MCA’s activation systems can work in conjunction with 3rd party mass notification solutions.
- System design – over 20 years’ experience in system design. MCA owns its own siren sound mapping software.
- Maintenance – MCA provides siren maintenance on the largest siren systems in the United States. Jefferson County AL has 255 sirens which we currently maintain along with numerous other maintenance customers located throughout the US.
More than 60,000 customers trust Mobile Communications America (MCA) to provide wireless communication solutions for a safe, secure, and more efficient workplace. As your trusted advisor, we reduce the time and effort needed to research, install, and maintain the right solutions to make your workplace better. MCA offers a carefully researched portfolio of world class voice, data and video products and solutions, our team of certified professionals across the United States deliver a full suite of reliable technologies with a service first approach. The MCA advantage is our extensive service portfolio to support the life cycle from start to finish. If you would like to find out the best solutions for your unique situation, call an MCA Representative today at 1-800-596-8205.
Author: Nicky Jackson, Marketing Campaign Manager, MCA Safety, efficiency, and uptime depend on fast, accurate decision-making, and communications. Manufacturing facilities face several unique challenges that impact the ability to communicate clearly and effectively...