Derek Kemp, associate vice chancellor for campus safety and risk management, said the “One Button” system takes what used to be a 15 minute process and consolidates it into a two to three minute process.
“What we’re trying to get is speed and accuracy of response,” Kemp said.
Matthew Mauzy, IT manager at the ITS control center, said the “One Button” system would essentially automate several of the software tools used to send out Alert Carolina messages. He said Alert Carolina is more than just a website; it is mass messaging for email, text messaging and posts to official University social media accounts.
“So, right now, those activities are spread across a few different software tools,” Mauzy said. “What the ‘One Button’ program or automation will do is that instead of the user having to log in to individual tools to push out that first sirens on emergency notification message, they’ll be able to essentially push a button, and it is physical button.”