Emergency Kiosks – Communication Systems
One of the trends in 2018 is the emergence of the emergency kiosk. Typically it has the typical informational side to it but then it is just as capable serving as an emergency terminal.
Some of the situations where campus-wide communication system is considered:
- Education facilities including high schools, universities, junior and technical vocational schools.
- Anywhere where a large number of people are congregating which can be a retail mall location outdoor where people are walking around.
Some specified features of emergency kiosks include:
- LCD or similar screen that the City can easily upload information, advertisements or emergency notifications from a control room
- CCTV that is remotely accessible by a control room
- Incorporation of an approved automated external defibrillator (“AED”) approved by the City
- First Aid equipment
- Air quality and micro climate sensors
- Advanced features include automatic activation upon retrieval, voice and text use instructions, automated self-tests, etc.
- Emergency kiosk provides for a mechanism to connect with 9-1-1
- Panic Functions
- Public WiFi
- Footfall analytics (traffic)
- Able to interface with transportation systems
- Emergency kiosk shall include surveillance cameras
- Emergency kiosk to include intercom, microphone, speakers to allow for two-way communication
- Emergency kiosk should be climate controlled, if necessary.
- Shooter detection systems
- College-wide communication systems
- connectivity to mobile Apps and devices to speed evacuation with safe route notification.
We’ll include a couple of representative RFPs.
- Colorado-digital signage-SW-18131_2018_08_23_11_36_54_4V6Nz_50853_bePJB RFI-817-18I College Wide Emergency Communications Solution
- Consulting for emergency kiosks – Michael Dorety
|Craig is a senior staff writer for Kiosk Industry Group Association. He has 25 years of experience in the industry. He contributed to this article.|