Increase situational awareness and response accuracy in a worst case scenario by integrating your digital signage system with CAP.
One observation that I've made over the years in digital signage is the "lack of urgency" or awareness around utilizing digital signage as a secondary support function of an already existing security system. This strategic enhancement has the potential to increase situational awareness and response accuracy if a worst case scenario happens.
This oversight represents a missed opportunity, particularly in safeguarding environments such as schools and corporate offices, where comprehensive safety and security solutions are already in place, often capable of supporting Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) standards. This adds a secondary layer of safety that can significantly enhance the overall security posture and emergency response capabilities of these establishments.
The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP), is a safety and security format standard allowing for consistent alert messages to be disseminated simultaneously over multiple communications pathways. A single emergency alert can trigger a variety of public warning systems, increasing the likelihood that people receive the alert by one or more communication pathways.
Carousel can receive CAP messages from external systems on the network via an HTTP post. If another system, like an emergency alert system, sends Carousel a message you can automatically trigger alerts and other content. The content is triggered by bulletin tag so you can build complex trigger actions with ease. Carousel is ready in an emergency to receive CAP triggers to quickly display targeted visual notifications and instructions throughout your signage network with no user action required.
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