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July 7, 2014

New Webcast Released on Campus Alerting

The Campus and National Alerting Initiative” webcast outlines common challenges to alerting campuses, and details solutions to streamlining alerts and saving resources, including use of wireless emergency alerts (WEA)

FRANKLIN, Tenn. –  Galain Solutions, Inc. has published a webcast on the pros and cons of various alerting channels for colleges and universities. The webcast is based on a recent presentation by Galain’s president Rick Wimberly to a regional meeting of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

Wimberly says, “Campus alerting is serious business. People’s lives, safety, well-being and a school’s reputation depend upon successful alerting.   There are many alerting challenges, technology options, and vendor claims that create confusion.” Among the challenges, emphasizes Wimberly, is knowing which alerting channels to use and how to manage them effectively.

In addition to reviewing channels commonly used on campuses, the webcast discusses use of the federal Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) on campuses, including the cell broadcast system, Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA).   “IPAWS and WEA shouldn’t replace other channels,” said Wimberly, “but they may be a strong supplement to other alerting channels used by colleges and universities.”

The webcast is available at no charge, and can be found at www.CampusAlertingWebcast.com. It also addresses improving access for people with disabilities and language barriers, streamlining alert activations, and saving resources on campus alerting initiatives.

About Galain:

Galain Solutions is an independent consultancy focused on emergency alerts and warnings, and mass notification. Galain does not sell technology, but instead helps clients select, integrate, and implement alert, warning, and notification initiatives. Galain helps public safety agencies, and corporate/higher ed campuses protect citizens, students and businesses to continue operations in a disaster.