Alert Carolina is now offering the Alertus Desktop Notification client to campus as a way to reach users through an extra channel.
Multiple channels improve reach
Truly effective mass emergency notification should reach users through multiple channels, said Matthew Mauzy, ITS’ Alert Carolina lead and Manager of Emergency Response Technology. Alert Carolina already uses text-messaging, email, social media and outdoor warning sirens.
What to expect
When the Alert Carolina system is activated for an Emergency Notification, a full-screen alert will appear on all PCs and Macs that have the Alertus Desktop Notification client installed. The Alertus Desktop Notification software will only activate for users on the UNC campus network (wired, wireless, VPN).
Support and documentation
Documentation for the Alertus Desktop Notification client is available on the help.unc.edu website and can be installed and managed via SCCM Software Center or JAMF, or downloaded from the software.unc.edu website.