Federal Signal Partners with Everbridge to Provide Personalized Critical Communications

Glendale, CA - Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, has partnered with Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS), a leader in environmental and safety solutions, to integrate emergency alerting hardware devices with automated personal messaging. The relationship enables Federal Signal to leverage Everbridge’s robust cloud-based platform as part of its SmartMsg Mass Notification Solution. Built on the Internet of Things, the combined system joins Internet-connected warning devices, including sirens, radios, panic buttons and digital signage to trigger emergency notifications, warnings, community announcements and other communications when necessary.

“This is a game-changing partnership between Everbridge and Federal Signal. Now, Federal Signal’s customers can connect audible and visual devices to the Everbridge platform to deliver real-time contextual communications during critical events,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “We are very excited to provide customers with the ability to harness The Internet of Things to improve critical event preparedness and response.”

The integration enhances efficiency and safety by providing a single interface to control all emergency alerting tools and communications simultaneously. According to a recent report from Gartner, titled The Internet of Things Will Shape Smart Cities, “The best-case scenario is for cities with centralized emergency response and safety systems where they can connect the city infrastructure and assets and provide a data stream between the infrastructure and city’s centralized management systems.”

Customers can now utilize either the Federal Signal SmartMsg Platform or the Everbridge Suite interface to trigger physical devices. Examples of the integration in action include:

  • Following a hazardous chemical spill, businesses and local governments can activate emergency sirens to deliver an Everbridge-powered SmartMsg notification that alerts individuals to evacuate their nearby homes and facilities
  • Warning systems for cities, municipalities, universities, industrial and nuclear power plants can now be used to broadcast national weather service storm warnings directly from the Everbridge/Federal Signal solution 

“This is a very strategic relationship with Everbridge that will provide our customers with the innovative ability to leverage a single unified communications platform to improve safety, situational awareness and connectivity,” said Matt Brady of Federal Signal. “We are excited to join forces with this global leader and offer a next-generation solution that will integrate our Internet-connected warning devices with critical communications.”

For more information on the partnership, please visit: www.everbridge.com/partners

About Federal Signal

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, IL, with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates three groups: Environmental Solutions, Safety and Security Systems and Fire Rescue. For more information on Federal Signal, visit: http://www.federalsignal.com.

About Everbridge When every second counts, Everbridge connects the right people, devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), whether around the corner or across the globe, with the right information and context. By connecting over 70 million devices during critical events—public safety incidents, IT service disruptions, healthcare code alerts and more—Everbridge’s Unified Critical Communication Platform delivers secure, compliant and automated communications when they are needed the most. More than 2,700 global organizations rely on us to manage these critical communications. For more information about Everbridge, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, http://www.everbridge.com/blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.  

Contact: Everbridge 
Jeff Benanto Phone: 781-373-9879 Email: jeff.benanto@everbridge.com