The Importance of Digital Signage
The term “digital signage” is extremely broad, and can refer to a number of different digital footprints. At Rave Mobile Safety, we focus on a specific kind of digital signage: signage that allows employers to communicate easily and quickly with all employees, whether they’re at a desk, at home, or out on the field.
It’s imperative that all businesses have access to digital signage that can communicate with every employee in case of a company-wide emergency.
What is digital signage?
Digital signage uses any screen to broadcast updates, communications, and alerts for states of emergency. Whether they are televisions, computers, cell phones, or dashboards, digital signage gives you access to most or all of your employees with ease.
Digital signage will come in handy in the event of natural disasters, gas leaks, active shooters, acts of terror, and more. Instead of passing alerts around by word of mouth, phone calls, text messages, and emails, with digital signage, you can send out a single alert to all employees at once.
Additionally, digital signage allows you to broadcast information along with the initial alert. This can be information like maps, next steps, and emergency actions to take. Even if you have a clear emergency plan in place with your employees, digital signage can be extremely useful in giving employees actionable information in the face of an emergency.
Why use digital signage?
If you already have an emergency alert plan in place, you might be wondering why you should make the switch to digital signage.
This is because signage allows you to reach everyone in your workforce — even those who aren’t at a desk! Screens are easy and quick ways to target all employees and bypass the need to pick up the phone and call anyone individually. Second, digital signage is automatic. Digital signage tools will send a transmission through to all employees in a specific list, group, or segment based on criteria like location. You can even trigger an alert to all employees at once, with just a few clicks of a button.
And lastly, digital signage allows for the quick organization of alerts. In emergencies and day-to-day business operations, you may not need to alert all employees at once. For example, if you are a national company and there is an emergency at only one of your locations, you don’t need to send an alert to every employee. Instead, simply alert the employees currently working at that location.
How to use digital signage
For an employer looking to bring in a digital signage system, we recommend using Rave Alert. As the leading Fed-RAMP-authorized mass notification system, Rave Alert allows you to reach your community and employees in just a few clicks.
Rave Alert is one of the easiest, most intuitive, and most comprehensive digital signage systems currently on the market. It offers:
Set it and forget it — syncs automatically to your current record database and performs ongoing proactive checks so you’ll always send the right message to the right people at the right time.
Backed by public safety grade infrastructure, Rave Alert sends over 1.2 billion notifications annually and in excess of 4,000 SMS messages/second.
Notify your community from anywhere via any Internet-connected device. Send out multimodal messages simultaneously from a single launch point.
Send unlimited messages in 60+ languages to reach your entire population. Set up numerous administrators and their access based on roles.
With desktop alerts, a text-to-opt-in system, and automatic polling options, you can rest assured that your people are in good hands. With Rave Alert, all employees and necessary personnel will be notified in case of an emergency, as well as have clear, actionable next steps to keep themselves and their coworkers safe.
Rave Mobile Safety partners with ScreenCloud
Want to keep your workforce safe with digital signage, instant emergency notifications, and more? Our partnership with ScreenCloud makes it possible for us to offer prepackaged solutions or configure a package that’s right for your community, company, K-12 school or higher education system.
ScreenCloud’s Emergency Alerts App acts as an extension of our mass alert platform. When an event is triggered, ScreenCloud receives a message via common alert protocol (CAP) and your Rave integrations can override what is displayed on the screens. It will remain on screen until you decide to remove it.
Learn how your new emergency digital signage can be up and running in days, and how your organization can benefit from unbeatable performance and customer satisfaction.
Schedule a Rave Alert demo today.