“There must be a better way to inform the campus community”
e2Campus is the school safety program of Omnilert, LLC. Omnilert develops and markets the leading unified mass notification systems for sending time-sensitive information to large groups of people. With e2Campus, a single person can communicate important information to thousands of people anywhere, anytime, on any device. Omnilert is headquartered in the Washington, DC metro area in Northern Virginia.
e2Campus was conceived in late 2003 when the company founders read a story about a female student who was horrifically raped and murdered in her dormitory in 1986. The article revealed that one key factor in the incident was that had the student been informed about the criminal on campus, this tragedy may have been prevented.
This sparked the idea that became e2Campus, “there must be a better way to communicate with the campus community. Since most students carry mobile phones, we can alert them via text messages.”
The founders ran this new idea by a local community college (Anne Arundel Community College) and they agreed to pilot the program. In the Fall of 2004, AACC launched e2Campus and became the first campus in North America to use a mass notification system. Nine years later, over 800 schools are using e2Campus in a mission to make their campuses safer through instant mass communications.
If you would like to learn more about Omnilert’s integrated mass notification systems, you may review the corporate web site at http://www.omnilert.com.