Latin School of Chicago Uses InformaCast for Emergency Notification, Lockdowns and Severe Weather Alerts
Latin School of Chicago is a private k-12 school in the heart of the city. The school was founded in 1888 and is an established part of the community. Approximately 1,100 students attend Latin each year.
The school used an analog system for emergency notifications. The old system, which consisted of a single microphone that triggered a message in each of the school’s buildings, didn’t allow administrators to respond to emergencies quickly enough, which put staff and students at risk.
The school now uses InformaCast to immediately alert staff and students when there’s an emergency. Notifications can be triggered at the touch of a button, sending text and audio notifications to all of the school’s Cisco phones and broadcasts audio to overhead speakers in the school’s multiple buildings. Administrators also receive automatic e-mail notifications whenever an emergency message goes out, which helps them respond faster.