Challenge:

A major NYC Utility company faced a challenge: how could they be sure that all employees, contractors and visitors are safe in an emergency.  With a best-of-breed access control system in place they could accurately identify when someone entered a facility but in their emergency drills staff bypassed the access control system and as well as their established muster points.

The result was that the information available to first responders was incomplete, they couldn’t identity where people were at risk and where they should focus their resources. Additionally, the customer had regulatory obligations to protect personnel, they needed a solution.

Solution:

RightCrowd Evacuation Management was selected because it eliminated any need for user behavioral change. The solution automatically reads personnel as they pass through enabled check points.

Users simply wear their assigned IDs so that they are clearly visible and are automatically accounted for as they pass select check points. There is no need to manually tap or swipe, users simply evacuate. The system’s passive design eliminates the worry of having to replace or recharge batteries in order for users to be located.

RightCrowd Evacuation Management was designed from the ground up to provide first responders accurate personnel location data during an emergency. During an emergency event, RightCrowd Evacuation Management provides accurate real-time information on who may still be inside and where they were last known location. Fire wardens can check in any user that the system may have missed. First responders can use proactive real-time information to coordinate rescue operations, allowing them to the resources on the areas with greatest risk to life safety.

The system is easily installed, and cost justified.

Benefits:

ACCURATE, REAL-TIME PERSONNEL LOCATION DATA
RightCrowd Evacuation Management provides real-time updates as to who and where people may still be remaining inside.

EFFICIENT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS
Emergency staff have accurate personnel location data to target emergency response.

EVACUATION SOLUTIONS THAT SCALE
Flexible deployment options allow the solution and cover many installation scenarios.

IMPROVED LIFE SAFETY OUTCOMES
Accurate real-time head count, safer evacuations and improved emergency response.