– Brian Bastian, Police Officer, Illinois
The BluePoint solution has been built for use in crisis situations. With adrenaline flowing and panic setting in, the user interface has to be familiar, simple, and intuitive so that people will actually use it. No one has to be trained on how to activate our solution—only when to use it and what to do after activation. Our solution is enhanced with wearable mobile pendants in addition to standard pull stations. This provides even greater ability for people moving about the building to immediately and securely activate the system if they see a problem.
As a true life safety solution, our system notifies all occupants of a building—long-term employees and visitors alike—to take precautions through strobe lights and audio messaging that reduces panic and confusion. Our messaging includes a reminder of the response protocol (lockdown, run-hide-fight, etc.) as well as assurance that police are on their way. Strobe lights reinforce the messaging, especially in high ambient noise areas and outside buildings, warning people not to enter.
We met with first responders throughout the country and asked: What tools would be most beneficial to improving response? We learned what was truly valuable and what wasn’t. Combined with the commitment to keeping our solution simple and intuitive, we provide critical information delivered quickly, securely, and intuitively. Our Command & Control communication portal equips both first responders and building occupants to make more informed decisions faster. Access to this information is unhindered during a crisis, and protected during normal times. Click here to learn more.
BluePoint's solution is unique in the industry because we have taken a true life safety approach. We have implemented the technical requirements that make the fire alarm the most reliable system installed in buildings—it has to be functional when you need it. Additionally, our communications platform complies with FEMA's recommendation for Incident Command Structure and Multi-Hazard Communications.The BluePoint Alert system allows us to have immediate access to emergency officials so they can respond faster and with the information they need for more informed decision-making.
– Ted Stec, Superintendent of Lombard School District 44, Illinois