Drexel University Successfully Tests Revolutionary Emergency Alert System
“The IntelliGuard System performed flawlessly,” said Joseph Spera, Director of Operations for Public Safety at Drexel University. “Alert systems that allow turn-key emergency notification plus directions that will lead thousands of people to safety are a critical part of our ability to protect our campus population.”
Drexel currently employs an emergency alert system that utilizes both text messaging and email notification, which takes from 5 to 10 minutes to reach the campus population. Spera was thrilled that the IntelliGuard emergency messages were received simultaneously in less than 14 seconds of dispatch, and that the new system was completely compatible with Drexel’s current alert system.
The IntelliGuard System™ tested at Drexel included The RAVENAlert™ Keychain, which emits a loud audible alert and vibration upon receipt of an emergency message, guides students, faculty and staff out of harm’s way. Scattering to remote parts of the Drexel campuses, more than 50 participants were provided a RAVENAlert™ Keychain, which weighs less than an ounce and is about two and a quarter inches long. The RAVENAlert™ Wall Unit, mounted in all classrooms and critical locations, flashes a red light, audible alarm and a backlit text message that gets converted to speech. Both facets of the IntelliGuard System™ were blanketed across Drexel’s 74-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Philadelphia.
J. Roy Pottle, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of IntelliGuard Systems™, LLC said, “We could not be more pleased to have partnered with Drexel University in a test of our new emergency alert system. Its commitment to safety made it an ideal environment for us to confirm the speed and reliability of our system and the attributes of our dedicated messaging devices.”
The highly reliable, intelligent messaging afforded by the IntelliGuard System™ operates on a dedicated FCC-licensed network that is not in the public domain, therefore limiting the incidence of delays, access, network overload, crashing or hacking that often plagues the digital technology that drives typical campus alert systems. IntelliGuard is a revolutionary advancement of wireless technology that is “tried and true. It works through walls, around equipment…everywhere,” said Spera, a Philadelphia native with more than 30 years of military and local law enforcement experience. “The RAVENAlert™ Keychain, in particular, is ideal for a campus setting, where students can easily carry an unobtrusive emergency device that doesn’t get shut off in class like a cell phone. It’s a perfect addition to our arsenal of safety tools that gives us total coverage.”
The RAVENAlert™Keychain and Wall Unit (which alerts critical locations like classrooms) are products of advances in micro-technology and wireless messaging by IntelliGuard Systems™, LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of American Messaging™, LLC a leading provider of immediate notification systems and messaging devices serving over one million first responders and other emergency personnel. Visit www.IntelliGuardSystems.com for more information.
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IntelliGuard Systems™, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Messaging, LLC based out of Lewisville, Texas. American Messaging, is the second largest traditional paging company in the United States. With over 1.2 million customers providing a wide range of paging services.