Hi there! Do you work in a school? In this post we are going to explain what emergency app settings we recommend you to use. It won’t take long.
But before we start, let’s go over the basics:
- Anybody can download and install the EVA Emergency app in their phones.
- Only back-end registered users can log in. When they log in, they get extra functionalities. A registered user is a record in the back-end database that includes name, phone number and role for a particular site.
- Non-registered users have access to site and alarm details whilst they are within the site boundaries.
For the purposes of deciding on an app setup, there are two types of schools, with and without alarm systems. Most schools would have one but if your’s don’t, EVA Emergency can still be useful!
If your school has a PA system or sirens:
- Only register key staff members and give them Warden rights. Make sure there’s at least one Site Administrator nominated.
- Have all staff members download and install EVA Emergency.
- Registered staff can choose to stay logged-in or not. If they stay logged-in, they will receive the emergency alert notifications* and a back-up text message (if the ‘Emergency’ checkbox is ticked at the time of setting the alarm). If they are not logged-in, they will still receive the back-up text message (irrespective of their location), but they will have to manually launch the app and log-in.
- Non-registered staff can only manually launch the app and see the emergency details and what to do. They won’t receive the text message.
And if not…
- Register all staff members and give Warden rights to the ones that may need to trigger and edit alarms. Make sure to nominate at least one Site Administrator.
- Have all staff members download and install EVA Emergency,
- Staff must stay logged-in to receive the emergency alert notifications*. If the ‘Emergency’ checkbox is ticked at the time of setting the alarm, all registered users will receive the back-up text message (irrespective of their location).
But in any case:
Give it a go. You have a free trial period to see if it ticks your boxes or not. And please feel free to contact us with any question, comment or idea you may have.
Thank you for reading!
*Note: the delivery of emergency alert notifications is subject to a number or factors including phone settings, location accuracy, battery saving processes and servers store-and-forward functions. We don’t recommend this to be the only means of alerting users of emergencies.