Video Vices: The Importance of Video Alert Messaging Systems


Sara Krybus, Sales Operations Manager, Contemporary Research, and Paul Briggs, AV Product Support Manager, Contemporary Research joined host Tyler Kern on this episode of the Video Vices podcast to remind businesses of the importance of their system’s emergency alert capabilities.

“Whether a venue has two or 200,000 people, it is important that venues are thinking about how they are communicating how to get to safety or what to do in an emergency,” Krybus said.

Emergencies in businesses take many forms, and alert readiness is a fundamental component of the planning process.

“A video alert messaging system is a great way to grab people’s attention in an emergency,” Briggs said.

Contemporary Research’s A/V products interface with existing equipment for ease of triggering and ending alerts. The system can also turn on video displays during an emergency and shut them back off once the emergency is over.

Krybus listed several examples of situations where video alert systems prove useful in emergencies, including arenas, stadiums, K-12 and higher education.

“Manufacturing distribution centers have a lot of employees around very noisy machines, and video is how they communicate with those employees,” she said.

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