We needed a platform that could target specific people in specific areas on specific channels while simultaneously reaching partnered agencies. Most places have some separation in their emergency preparedness agencies. We’ve found it far more effective to centralize our emergency response. It’s more efficient, and presents more unified, uniform messaging for both partners and community members.
Heather Tiernan, Community Warning System Manager in Contra Costa County
State and local governments like Contra Costa County need a simple-to-use platform that easily integrates with national public alerting systems like IPAWS and NAAD. BlackBerry® AtHoc® consolidates your emergency and operational communications to maximize value.
Secure Your People and Community
Build public trust and protect sensitive communications with best-in-class cybersecurity.
Easier to Use
Faster to Deploy
Improved Incident Response and Outreach
We Are Trusted Leaders in Public Safety and Emergency Management for Government
BlackBerry is trusted to protect more than 75 percent of all U.S. federal employees, including the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and intelligence agencies. We deliver one secure, centralized StateRAMP- and FedRAMP-authorized platform to unify alerting, reporting, and management.
Government agencies of all sizes rely on us for best-in-class availability at 99.95 percent.
Emergency Notification System for State and Local Governments
When we’re notified by an agent in the field—either one of our own or someone from a different government department—we send an alert out to all MEMA employees as well as any relevant agencies in affected counties. Depending on severity, we may even notify a representative from the Department of Homeland Security or the Governor’s Office. We also receive alerts from various other governmental organizations which we rebroadcast.
Thomas Brewer, GIS Technology Officer at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
BlackBerry empowers state and local governments to maintain public safety with a unified emergency notification system that delivers best-in-class performance when it really matters. During emergencies, such as a natural disaster, civil unrest or active shooter, a mass notification system saves valuable time and reliably alerts citizens, employees, and the community. When every second counts, count on BlackBerry AtHoc to alert your personnel and the public—and stay ready for anything.
Improve Field Communication and Commander Awareness
BlackBerry empowers state and local governments as a critical event unfolds, as time is your worst enemy. No doubt you’ve planned and trained for virtually every type of incident from active shooters to natural disasters, but the best laid plans often fail under the weight of a real incident.
When every second counts, count on BlackBerry AtHoc to alert your personnel and the public- and stay ready for anything.
Manage Cyber Risk and Protect Data with StateRAMP-Verified Security
Cloud solutions offer many advantages, but how can you know a cloudbased emergency mass notification solution meets the security standards of your state or local government agencies?
A U.S. security designation called StateRAMP—similar to FedRAMP but for U.S. state agencies—enables you to verify that a cloud service like BlackBerry® AtHoc® complies with government security standards.
StateRAMP-authorized cloud services undergo a rigorous security evaluation and monitoring, including an annual third-party assessment and security testing.
We Are Leaders in Public Safety Innovation
Frost & Sullivan Awards BlackBerry the 2021 Technology Innovation Leadership Award for Safe Cities
We are proud to be recognized by research firm Frost & Sullivan for our best-in-class critical event management solution. BlackBerry AtHoc is recognized as the most secure critical event management solution on the market, and for its superior communication and collaboration capabilities, ability to integrate with any endpoint and excellence in providing situational awareness and actionable intelligence.
“BlackBerry equips its solutions with advanced security and communications capabilities to enhance its technology’s ability to detect anomalies and alert operators, enabling them to prevent or remediate incidents quickly."
Tara Semon, Best Practices Research Team Leader
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