On alert and ready for action
Timothy Compston looks at how mass notification technologies are keeping people informed when the worst happens.
When a terrorist attack strikes, or there is some sort of natural disaster, the ability to communicate in an effective and timely manner with those in harm's way is a critical consideration. As we have seen with events in Paris, Brussels and more recently in Nice and New York/New Jersey, situations can develop extremely quickly and, in some cases, impact more than one location simultaneously, adding to the fear and confusion on the ground. In addition to the authorities employing . . .