Ensuring safe and secure places to live and work
The commercial property sector has an impact right across society and affects many people’s lives, whether it be property owners, office building tenants, construction companies, or companies who manage housing for residents. Property management companies have a public duty and a commercial obligation to ensure that their properties are safe and secure places to live or work.
The risks that property management companies and their tenants can be exposed to are numerous. These include:
- Severe weather impeding access or causing damage
- Property flooding
- Fire affecting the building
- Life safety or security lockdowns or evacuations
- Technical failure
- Data protection breach
Owners of high-rise residential accommodation or office buildings have a particular need to communicate with tenants in the event of an emergency that requires building lockdown or evacuation. A reliable critical incident alerting system is vital for such building managers.
Crises Control can equip property companies with a mass communication platform that will keep tenants and employees informed and assist with an emergency evacuation or lockdown plan, complete with two-way communication and SOS tracking if necessary.
Crises Control can use geo-targeted notifications to:
- Notify employees of life safety and security evacuations
- Activate and manage emergency response team
- Locate and talk to employees via geo-location
- Alert tenants to severe weather conditions
- Manage tenant safety, emergencies and evacuations
- Comply with data breach notifications laws
Case Study - Property Management Company
A historic, high end series of residential accommodation blocks with 1,250 serviced apartments near the River Thames in Central London needed an incident notification platform for their employees and residents to notify them of critical incidents, including possible flooding.
The size and complexity of the buildings on site makes communication a real challenge for the customer. At the same time, having thousands of residents on site 24 hours a day in a Central London location, close to the river, places a serious responsibility on them to have rapid and first class emergency response plans in place.
The customer response team does use radio phones to communicate on site, but they also wanted to have in place a robust system of communicating with the team when they are away from the site. The facility was required for routine scheduling issues as well as a full scale mobilisation of the emergency response team.
Mass Communications for the Property and Managed Housing sector
Emergency and evacuation plans done right
Clear and effective communications during critical event means the difference between life and death. Crises Control will be able to reach response teams, residents and emergency units so that you can return to business as soon as possible.