When an emergency strikes, whether it is an airport fire, an Amber Alert, an approaching hurricane, toxic chemical spill or a massive power blackout at a sports center, it is essential that the danger be validated and affected parties be alerted as quickly as possible. Amika Mobile has developed the world's first WiFi-integrated emergency mass notification system that can auto-discover networked user devices and target alerts to their location. The Amika Mobility Server (AMS) is a software platform that can be installed for on-premise use or hosted services. It is fully scalable for both small and large deployments up to hundreds of thousands of users. The AMS alerts groups over 16 layers including SMS, MMS, email, desktop, laptop, or SmartPhone pop-ups, VoIP display or paging, PA Systems, message boards and the web including Facebook, Twitter and RSS Feeds. Mobile devices, desktops, overheads and message boards can all simultaneously be alerted. The AMS ensures people are found in emergencies due to its unique patented device auto-discovery capability, even if email and phone contact information is not pre-registered. AMS also captures, disambiguates, and manages disparate sensor events from devices such as doors or gas monitors triggering targeted alerts to appropriate groups or en masse for any location.
Any Device on Any Network
Broadcast alerts may be delivered to mobile phones as SMS or MMS, on mobile computers, handhelds and workstations as a pop-up window over WiFi or wired access, and on any platform as an email. In addition, text, image, or voice alerts are supported on VoIP devices, paging systems, TV tickers, etc. The AMS also supports 2-way situational feedback as needed using SMS, Email, VoIP, etc. Opt-in self registration is also supported to allow users to manage their own contact information as needed.
Auto-Discovery - Unique to Amika Mobile
Patented auto-discovery allows administrators to locate anyone on wired or wireless networks within a campus, a building, a floor or zone even in a basement, regardless of database pre-registration of their computer, email address or phone number. In today's mobile world, auto-discovery is essential in saving lives. No need to continuously update internal contacts databases since devices can be auto-discovered on any of your deployed networks saving considerable costs. Furthermore, active directories on the network are auto-discovered and even if contact information is changed daily, the users will be alerted as needed.
Automatic Triggers from Event Monitoring Sensors
Dynamically captured events from any monitoring sensor product from any vendor are automatically clustered and disambiguated to issue a single, group or mass alert as required. Such dynamic events include card access under duress, exceeded temperature thresholds, detected motion from cameras, fire panel events, etc. The dynamic events automatically trigger alerts to recipients by specific locations or team membership. AMS introduces a generic integration architecture, enabling rapid integration with disparate third-party equipment and applications.
Custom and Template Alerting
The AMS supports any type of alerts that include text, images, video or voice clips.
Web-Based Administration Console and Logs for Compliance
The single screen browser-accessible console allows authenticated security personnel to target broadcast recipients by location (e.g. a hotspot, specific LAN groupings, in a specific campus) or by logical grouping (e.g. department, sub-domain, team). Security personnel can send location-specific broadcasts, allowing for flexible management of dangerous situations. Broadcasts are fully logged for compliance purposes.