CrisisGo Continues to Build on Strategic Collaboration with Amazon; Expands Integrations with Internet of Things (IoT) Devices and Services
by CrisisGo, on June 24, 2019 at 9:24 AM
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: CrisisGo, the leader in digital emergency communications and safety management, announced today that it has launched a new service — CrisisGo IoT Services — designed to integrate the safety and crisis management platform with Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
According to a research made by Statista, more than 30 billion IoT connected devices are in homes, factories, schools, oil wells, hospitals, cars, and thousands of other places. Connecting those devices to the CrisisGo platform allows safety teams and first responders to react more quickly, be informed with more details about the incident and trigger actions directly from CrisisGo app.
Leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) various IoT services — including AWS IoT 1-Click — CrisisGo is the only vendor to combine data management and rich analytics through easy-to-use services designed specifically for emergency response and incident management.
Now clients can use devices — including wireless buttons, smart speakers, sensors and more — to trigger alerts and notification through the CrisisGo platform. Alternatively, the platform alerts and notifications can be used to activate IoT devices and systems, including electronic door locks, strobe lights, video cameras, LED signs, public address systems, and more.
Leveraging the power of AWS services, CrisisGo now offers the most integrated, simple and versatile "1-click" IoT button solution in the industry, complementing the company's robust safety and emergency communication platform.
CrisisGo IoT Services have been rolled out to dozens of customer accounts, and these users are currently implementing the services for support key safety initiatives:
- CrisisGo integrated with Wi-Fi or LTE-enabled 1-Click Help Buttons serve as a wireless call for help or silent alarm
- Administrators can engage the CrisisGo platform through a smart speaker — including Amazon Echo devices — through the CrisisGo skill for Alexa to trigger notifications, retrieve safety drill reports and more
One of the prevalent use cases involves wireless one-click help buttons. Schools receive fobs equipped with Wi-Fi alert buttons which are distributed to all teachers and staff and installed in classrooms and other high traffic areas. The buttons can trigger a call for help or emergency notification through the CrisisGo platform, which instantly notifies the building safety response team. The safety team uses the CrisisGo platform to stay in communication throughout the response and management of the situation.
Some states are in the process of passing legislation that will require each classroom to be equipped with buttons. With our integration solution with Amazon Web Services and IoT devices, schools can implement a wireless system at a fraction of the cost and time as more traditional hard-wired options.
Chris Vuillaume, General Manager, CrisisGo
CrisisGo has also developed a skill for Alexa, available on all Alexa-enabled devices including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. CrisisGo clients can use voice commands to engage the CrisisGo platform, including triggering alerts and responses, gathering information and reports and scheduling school safety drills and simulations through the devices.
CrisisGo is the only incident management platform that coordinates alerts, messages and notifications through communication and IoT devices across first responders, safety and security teams, organization stakeholders and their communities. CrisisGo helps prevent and prepare for critical situations that can impact anyone, anywhere. The reliable, trusted platform helps first responders and safety personnel rapidly respond to incidents, notify people in real-time based on their response protocol-defined role, and facilitate recovery faster.
CrisisGo will showcase their IoT integration June 24-26, 2019 at the ISTE Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, hosted by the International Society of Technology in Education. The conference is one of the most comprehensive educational technology conferences in the world, attracting over 16,000 attendees and industry representatives.