We were looking for a simple, low cost, easy way to keep parents up to date in the event we have to close the school due to bad weather. Whilst the local authority website is always updated with closures, and we let our local radio stations know as well, we were still struggling to consistently get the word out. The last thing we want is parents setting off on unnecessary (and potentially unsafe) journeys.
Audio Noticeboard gives us that extra “kick” we needed with our communications. As soon as we make a decision, I can log in or dial in, and publish a message on our noticeboard. If anyone’s unsure, they can call at any time and hear the latest information. We publish our noticeboard number everywhere – new student information packs, school letterhead, website, recorded intro on our main school number … everywhere we can think of! It’s been really well received by our parents, and it just makes a stressful situation that bit less stressful for us all.
Keeping people up to date as an event unfolds, without tying up valuable resources, can be a challenging task …
Audio Noticeboard is designed for exactly this situation. Our service allows you to leave incident messages on your dedicated phone number via a phone call or the web dashboard. Your stakeholders can dial your number 24/7 to listen to the most up to date information available, without tying up your phone lines, or your people.
Using Alert Cascade’s Audio Noticeboard – the basics
Our Audio Noticeboard module ranges from the simple stand alone “dial in and record” service, right through to a full integration with our mass notification system, and covers all the options in between.
- Level 1: Dial in and record
- Level 2: Automatic SMS and/or email notifications
- Level 3: Integrate with our Mass Notification Service
Call a dedicated phone number, authenticate your identity using your touch tone phone, and record your message
Publish your dedicated phone number to interested parties (staff, customers, parents, media etc)
Dedicated line capacity allows callers to dial in an hear your latest message without hearing an engaged tone
All the Level 1 functionality
Option to use web dashboard to upload pre-recorded audio or create audio content using our Text-to-Speech (TTS) engine
Ability to maintain online contact lists and automatically notify your contacts that there is a new message waiting for them
All the Level 1 and Level 2 functionality
Option to record a copy of your outbound mass notification content on your Audio Noticeboard, or to create a separate message for each channel, from within 1 simple screen
Ability to link your outbound Caller Line Identifier (CLI) to your Audio Noticeboard, so anybody missing your outbound broadcast can dial back and hear your latest message