University Tests New Safety Alert System

University Tests New Safety Alert System

Cal Poly Pomona successfully tested its Safety Alert System on Friday, May 2, at 10 a.m. Faculty, staff and students received brief messages on the phones, e-mail addresses and communication devices they provided in BroncoDirect.

The university tested the new Safety Alert System to ensure it is securely in place as well as to familiarize the campus community with this important emergency communication tool. Tests will be conducted three times a year, once during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.

Called Connect-ED, the Safety Alert System will considerably improve emergency communications on campus. It can simultaneously send voice, text/SMS and e-mail messages to up to four phone numbers, two e-mail addresses and a TDD/TTY device. The Safety Alert System also has the capability to reach all of the community as well as specific groups.

The contact information that faculty, staff and students provide on BroncoDirect is used for the Safety Alert System. Individuals who wish to update their contact information, can do so through BroncoDirect. The university will refresh contact information for the Safety Alert System each day.

Anyone with questions about the Safety Alert System is encouraged to visit the frequently asked questions web page, e-mail or call the Help Desk at (909) 869-6776.