Innovative mass notification ensures students get the message
Founded in 1906, Kent School is a private, college preparatory school located next to the Housatonic River in northwestern Connecticut. Total enrollment for the co-ed institution is 570, of which 520 live on campus. The grounds of Kent School span 1,200 acres, and comprise 6 dormitories, 10 instructional buildings and a wide range of athletic and recreational facilities, including an equestrian center, a boathouse, and over 10 miles of biking and cross-country trails.
With the help of Siemens, officials at Kent School implemented innovative technologies that have increased safety and emergency preparedness across its campus.
Desigo Mass Notification System (MNS) helps ensure emergency communications reach students and faculty across expansive campus
It leverages the latest communication platforms in order to reach the intended audience, wherever they are
“Easy button” functionality provides quick, clear direction based on event-specific plans
One-touch emergency response
A key feature of Desigo MNS is its “easy button” functionality. School officials can pre-set procedures and messages for different scenarios, such as weather or an intruder on campus. In an emergency, any number of campus officials can engage Desigo MNS for a specific scenario, either from their laptop or mobile device. Desigo MNS also offers real-time update capabilities, in which officials can create and broadcast live emergency messages.
Giving a voice to fire detection
Kent School can broadcast emergency communications through Desigo Fire Safety Intelligent Voice Communication fire panels located throughout many of its facilities. These advanced technology panels are being installed as part of an ongoing upgrade to Kent School’s fire detection systems.