One Button is an automated notification system that sends out notifications to anyone in the Alert Carolina system. With the push of a button, the One Button system will send text messages and emails while updating the website and social media for Alert Carolina. This system was implemented this summer.
The system has five buttons, each for a specific notification — armed person on campus, tornado warning, fire or chemical emergency, test and all clear.
Matthew Mauzy, IT manager at the ITS control center, said testing the system shows students, faculty and staff what to expect in the event of an emergency.
“While we haven’t had, thankfully, any crises that have required activating the system, we did do a full system test (two weeks ago) that was successful in activating all of the components that are apart of the Alert Carolina system and testing the new software and hardware that was added into the system as part of the One Button enhancement,” Mauzy said.