If you are an ECN client with an active contract and you haven’t already done so, you should sign up to have the new ECN Launcher mass notification software activated for your account. This exciting new tool is receiving rave reviews from those clients who were Early Adopters as well as those that have it fully activated.
Appropriately dubbed as “ECN technology in the palm of your hand,” this new feature allows clients to access their active Next Generation CodeRED or Smart Notice accounts from a new mobile app downloaded on your smartphone or tablet. You can create a new notification on the fly, or access pre-created scenarios to launch your message wherever you are, without the need to log into the system via the Internet.
CodeRED clients can now also launch public notifications from an incident scene using the physical GPS of their location to create a radius for their threat area. The feature includes the ability to launch the message to the CodeRED Mobile Alert app as well. The ECN Mobile Launcher is specifically intended to provide the first responder the added flexibility to launch time-sensitive alerts and notifications in a mobile capacity.
So, how do you get started? If you are a current ECN client with an active contract, contact our Support Team. They will guide you through the necessary training and steps required to gain access.
Each user will need to download the free app on their desired device (s) from the App Store or Google Play. Once downloaded and an authorized ECN representative enables your access, you will be ready to use the app. The logon and password are the same as for your existing CodeRED or Smart Notice credentials used when logging in from your computer or laptop. You are now ready to launch alerts and notifications on the go.
Don Hall is ECN’s Director of Government Relations and is a regular contributor on our blog. Hall’s public safety career experience includes 20 years as an Emergency Manager in Calvert County, Md., Jacksonville, FL and Washington, D.C. He also spent 10 years in law enforcement and 911 emergency communications and has 42 years of active duty experience in the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service in Maryland. He has managed and directed more than 30 Presidential Disaster Declarations during his emergency management career and received numerous public safety- related awards and citations.