7 Push Notifications That Will Increase Church Attendance
By Adam Weber · July 27, 2015 • Considering a whopping 91 percent of smartphone owners are rarely an arm’s length away from their phones, push messages have a unique ability to communicate with users without being gated by an inbox or screened by a phone number.
Tips for Making Your House of Worship Better Equipped for Emergencies
By TD Staff · July 16, 2015 • Many worship leaders, especially those who look over smaller churches, probably don’t put too much thought into equipping their grounds with security equipment. It has been proven that churches are often targeted, whether big or small. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late to make sure you have your sanctuary protected. Not only will it protect any equipment you have inside, it will protect your congregants and it will make them feel safer entering your facility. It is never a bad thing to be over-prepared, especially when it comes to your place of worship – a place where you and your congregants should feel safe. In this guide, statistics are covered on how often an incident occurs and when and where it occurs, as well as security professional Paul Boucherle giving real-life tips and examples from his own experience in dealing with houses of worship.
6 Reasons Your Ministry Should Consider Having A Mobile App
By Lauren Campbell · June 1, 2015 • Connecting with a younger demographic of people is about creating relationships. Because that’s so important, it makes it imperative for churches to have a presence that’s easily accessible – and what better way to do that than connecting with them through the technology they’re already hooked on?
Inovonics and Mercury Partner to Offer Integrated Access Control Solution with Mobile Duress.
By TD Staff · March 10, 2014 • Inovonics and Mercury partner for joint security venture that allows Mercury and its OEM partners to incorporate Inovonics mobile duress system within its access control platform.
Inside 4 Critical Elements of an MNEC Solution
By TechDecisions · February 21, 2014 • For any person involved in designing or procuring and effective mass notification emergency communication (MNEC) system, the following video tutorial is worth watching. Lencore, an audio, soundmasking and MNEC solutions manufacturer, taps into the fact that there remains a large learning curve when it comes to this all-too-critical category.
Designing Your Fire Emergency Plan — Reviewing the Plan 101
By TD Staff · January 7, 2014 • So you won the bid, the permit is pulled, but you’ve suffered a series of setbacks with plans review. No matter what you do, the Authority Having Jurisdiction keeps kicking the shop drawings back.The project may be delayed because the AHJ won’t approve your plans. Fire protection plans review can be one of the most challenging aspects of a project. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
How to Conduct a Mass Notification Risk Assessment in Church Facilities
By Lisa Nadile · December 23, 2013 • A step-by-step guide to what you need to know to conduct a mass notification risk assessment for your facility: From identifying top risks to understanding key stakeholders, designing the message and knowing the codes and standards.
Adding Twitter to Your House of Worship Emergency Notification Plan
By Daniel P. Dern · September 30, 2013 • Twitter is a flexible micro-blogging site that provide the platform for quick communication. Tweets can be sent as SMS texts to a phone, so you don’t have to be connected to the Internet. Many organizations use more than one Twitter feed to ensure that readers find the information they needs. For example, one Twitter feed can be for emergency communication, while another feed can be for those looking for answers to questions or for non-emergency announcements.
The New UL 2572 Standard for Mass Notification and What it Means for Houses of Worship
By Chrissy Winske · August 28, 2013 • Find out what the new UL 2572 standard that takes effect in April 2015 entails and how it will help houses of worship build more effective mass notification systems. Featured in this article is Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell.
Hypersign Expands Its Emergency Alert Products with New Mass Notification Software
By TD Staff · August 12, 2013 • Hypersign’s IPG-T Emergency Alert Gateway interfaces with common fire, intruder and weather alert systems to provide mass notification capabilities.
Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell Releases New App for its Mass Notification System
By TD Staff · August 6, 2013 • Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell announced a new iPad app that works with the company’s Emergency Command Center (ECC) mass notification system. The App is free and is available at the Apple iTunes Store. A video can also be found on YouTube. The ECC mass notification system can be integrated with any existing fire alarm system.
When Seconds Count, Does Your Emergency Communications System Measure Up?
By MNEC Staff · July 19, 2013 • Emergency notification, or mass notification, has many options, but integrating your warning "systems" and networking them is the latest solution. Another is to use a hosted solution, in which you place much of your system off-site.
Silent Knight Fire Alarm Announces New Emergency Communication System
By Curtis Emery · June 26, 2013 • Up to 16 Farenhyt IFP-2000ECS panels can be networked together—supporting up 10,176 points, including detectors, pull stations and more. The IFP-2000ECS can also deliver audio communications to correlate with fire alarms, weather, hazmat and other significant events.
Honeywell Fire Alarm Infrastructure Provides Customizable Mass Notification Emergency Communications
By TD Staff · May 12, 2013 • Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell introduced Emergency Command Center (ECC), a MNEC system capable of integrating with virtually any brand of fire alarm system to provide an economical solution for communicating critical messages, general announcements, and more, throughout a facility.
Taking Pause on Emergency Mass Notification — This Week
By TD Staff · April 18, 2013 • As TechDecisions Media and our sister publication Commercial Integrator got ready to announce the partnership with NSCA to provide awareness and education of Mass Notification Emergency Communication through www.mnec.com, the tragic news of the bombings at the Boston Marathon was unfolding.
Latest ResourceWorship Facilities Magazine, January-February 2018
The January-February 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about the many steps a church had to take in the aftermath of a fire, and another involving a church making the jump to 4K.