Thursday, September 28, 2017

BSU Launches New Emergency Notification System

Bridgewater State University is launching a new system to provide emergency alerts to the campus community.

The BSU Police Department, in conjunction with BSU Information Technology Division, will be providing an additional method of receiving emergency notifications using desktop alerting software called Alertus.

The new system is part of BSU efforts to expand the ability to reach persons in their offices, labs, and classrooms. By moving beyond simple email, phone, SMS texts, public address announcements and social media, BSU is able to more fully alert and warn the campus community of situations.

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., BSU will test the new alert system and some existing systems. Persons on campus will hear an audible public address. Concurrent with the siren test will be text, phone, email messaging and a test launch to the Alertus Desktop system. 

A second planned message will follow approximately ten minutes later at 4:10 p.m.

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