How BluePoint Works
BluePoint Alert Solutions: A New System for Defending Our Schools. A better solution would be an emergency notification system engineered expressly to alert law enforcement officials (and other first responders) of the threat of a violent criminal attack. That’s just what the new BluePoint notification system is specifically designed to do.
BluePoint Alert Solutions
How BluePoint Works
BluePoint leads the way once again in advancing Rapid Emergency Response Systems (RERS). Adding to our systems that rapidly alert both first responders and building occupants to a serious situation, this tool further improves that response.
Although designed to integrate seamlessly with our Police Alert and Medical Alert systems, the Command & Control Incident Management System is a stand-alone valuable tool.
Command & Control complies with FEMA recommended incident command structure and multi-hazard communications.
When used from the website (as opposed to initiated from a BluePoint device):
Communication protocols can be established for any type of user-defined emergency incident.
- Armed Intruder
- Child abduction
- Bomb threats
- Natural disasters
- Hazardous material release
- Medical emergency
- Any user-defined incident
With Command Group notification, leaders have secure, no-credential access to the platform.
The Command Group has the ability to
- See all incoming communication, sorted for commonalities
- View pertinent security camera feeds
- Send follow up instructions to individuals or groups
- Send emergency documents to individuals of groups
- View facility VPI (Visual Point Identification) diagrams
Mobile Alerts and Notifications
Instant text, e-mail and voice communication with designated groups. Your command group has access to all information from any device through the emergency mobile command center.
Building occupants provide real-time situational awareness to the command group. Our common word filtering offers the command group quick insights into the information being provided. The command group is equipped to provide faster, informed instructions to the building occupants.
Visual point identification
Your facility layout with pertinent information for informed decisions.
Live Security Camera Links
Increased situational awareness with live camera stream to any device
Location and Reunification
People can report their location, and—during the crisis only—have their location tracked. This allows first responders to see where people are, where they are moving to, and where they are moving from. It also provides a means for people to respond with their status (“I’m okay” or “Need help”) so first responders can get a quicker handle on the severity of the situation.
Emergency Document Storage
Your emergency documents accessible and distributable.
The BluePoint solution has been built for use in crisis situations. With adrenaline flowing and panic setting in, the user interface has to be familiar, simple, and intuitive so that people will actually use it. No one has to be trained on how to activate our solution—only when to use it and what to do after activation. Our solution is enhanced with wearable mobile pendants in addition to standard pull stations. This provides even greater ability for people moving about the building to immediately and securely activate the system if they see a problem.
As a true life safety solution, our system notifies all occupants of a building—long-term employees and visitors alike—to take precautions through strobe lights and audio messaging that reduces panic and confusion. Our messaging includes a reminder of the response protocol (lockdown, run-hide-fight, etc.) as well as assurance that police are on their way. Strobe lights reinforce the messaging, especially in high ambient noise areas and outside buildings, warning people not to enter.
We met with first responders throughout the country and asked: What tools would be most beneficial to improving response? We learned what was truly valuable and what wasn’t. Combined with the commitment to keeping our solution simple and intuitive, we provide critical information delivered quickly, securely, and intuitively. Our Command & Control communication portal equips both first responders and building occupants to make more informed decisions faster. Access to this information is unhindered during a crisis, and protected during normal times.
Once activated with a BluePoint Alert Solutions device:
- Police are contacted in less time than a 911 call.
- Building occupants are alerted through both visual and audio methods.
- Text, e-mail, and voice alerts are automatically sent to designated groups.
- The Command Group receives a text or e-mail with secure links to critical information. See the Command & Control page for more information.
- Other groups of people receive lower levels of information at the client’s discretion.