Government buildings have a great deal of security invested in their main facility through security staff, cameras, access control, etc. They face the challenge of being publicly accessible while needing to protect the staff working in the building.
BluePoint multiplies the effectiveness of existing systems by adding a simple, intuitive system to initiate communication and alerts as well as disseminate critical information. As a customizable solution, activation devices can be placed only within reach of staff, while notification devices are placed in areas to notify the public of an emergency.
True Life Safety
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 of best practices for Incident Command Structure and Multi-Hazard Communications.
Simple, Intuitive Activation
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 BluePoint — only when to use it and what to do after activation. The solution is enhanced with wearable mobile pendants in addition to standard pull stations. This provides an 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, BluePoint notifies all occupants of a building—employees and visitors alike—to take precautions through strobe lights and audio messaging that reduces panic and confusion. The messaging can include 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.
“BluePoint is great new technology that allows us to contact the sheriff’s department right away … the software integrates with our camera system which the sheriff’s department will have quick and immediate access to.”
Director of Safety, Security and Student Affairs at Northridge Local School District, Ohio