Public Safety Department
In addition to participating in and encouraging the campus
community to register for the CUNY Alert emergency notification system,
Campus safety – and the ability to provide effective
notification in an emergency – is a critical issue.
CUNY Alert vs.
CUNY Alert provides a secure, web-based emergency alert
system that sends messages (to those who have signed up) via cell phone (text
and/or voice), land line telephone and e-mail. The
The benefits of
· Voice announcements provide clear, real-time instructions to campus community members for situations that may be rapidly evolving.
· All areas (interior and exterior) on campus can be covered by audio announcements.
· Announcements can be directed to specific buildings or “zones” on the campus allowing control over dissemination of information.
· Voice announcements can reach areas where cell phones and networks may not.
· The voice paging system is exceptionally flexible; initiated from many different locations from both on-campus and off-campus, accessible by various College administrators.
· The College specified a hard-wired system with numerous redundancy features and backup systems resulting in an ultra reliable real-time public address system.
· Students, faculty, and staff do not need to be online to receive important announcements.
· James Hall
· Whitehead Hall
· Old Ingersoll Hall
· New Ingersoll Hall
Phase II is currently in progress. This second phase will provide integration of the public address system into the ten (10) remaining campus buildings, as well as exterior campus locations. The College completed extensive site surveys and environmental assessments and is currently reviewing the design package. We anticipate that Phase II activities will commence in the coming months. We will keep the campus community apprised of the project’s progress.
When an emergency happens or is imminent, campus officials must be able to quickly and efficiently alert people in the immediate environment. This new public address system can quickly notify the campus community of threats and advise them of appropriate actions to take to provide for the safest possible outcomes.
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