BlackBerry AtHoc in State & Local Government

Keep your personnel connected and safe when it matters most

BlackBerry AtHoc® unifies critical communications within and between organizations to connect state and local agencies and the communities they serve.

Networked Crisis Communication for Critical Events

Networked Crisis Communication for Critical Events

No matter how safe a community seems, things can go south in an instant. And when they do, effective communication is essential. It means first responders can go where they’re most needed and citizens can stay up-to-date from a trusted source. This ensures government agencies can fulfill their fundamental duty of care – to keep their people safe.

Keep People Safe and Operations Running

  • Personnel Accountability
  • Interoperable Communication
  • Agency-Wide Mass Communication
  • Public Safety Warnings

Personnel Accountability

During an emergency situation, department heads as well as state and local leaders need to know as quickly as possible if all employees are safe and accounted for. BlackBerry AtHoc Account enables real time visibility into personnel location and status for effective crisis management. It empowers leaders to determine which personnel are safe and which need immediate response.
Personnel Accountability

Interoperable Communication

When emergencies occur in state or local communities, they rarely happen in isolation.  To facilitate an effective response, state and local leaders need to quickly connect and coordinate with external groups. BlackBerry AtHoc Connect helps enable shared situational awareness across organizations such as local or national media, federal agencies, and community-based non-profits and businesses.  
Interoperable Communication

Agency-Wide Mass Communication

Depending on the scope of the emergency, state and local government leadership and emergency managers may need to communicate messages across multiple channels. AtHoc Alert lets you communicate via telephone, networked computers and mobile devices. Alerts may also be sent using this emergency notification system to sirens, radios, fire panels, radio and TV systems.
Agency-Wide Mass Communication

Public Safety Warnings

Get the message out consistently with mass notifications across both public broadcasts and personal communications such as email, phone and mobile devices. BlackBerry AtHoc allows agencies to share authoritative information with the community in real time during crises and to integrate with FEMA's IPAWS to reach the public via CMAS/WEA, EAS and NOAA HazCollect (in the US).
Public Safety Warnings

Keep People Safe and Operations Running

  • Personnel Accountability

    Personnel Accountability

    During an emergency situation, department heads as well as state and local leaders need to know as quickly as possible if all employees are safe and accounted for. BlackBerry AtHoc Account enables real time visibility into personnel location and status for effective crisis management. It empowers leaders to determine which personnel are safe and which need immediate response.
    Personnel Accountability
  • Interoperable Communication

    Interoperable Communication

    When emergencies occur in state or local communities, they rarely happen in isolation.  To facilitate an effective response, state and local leaders need to quickly connect and coordinate with external groups. BlackBerry AtHoc Connect helps enable shared situational awareness across organizations such as local or national media, federal agencies, and community-based non-profits and businesses.  
    Interoperable Communication
  • Agency-Wide Mass Communication

    Agency-Wide Mass Communication

    Depending on the scope of the emergency, state and local government leadership and emergency managers may need to communicate messages across multiple channels. AtHoc Alert lets you communicate via telephone, networked computers and mobile devices. Alerts may also be sent using this emergency notification system to sirens, radios, fire panels, radio and TV systems.
    Agency-Wide Mass Communication
  • Public Safety Warnings

    Public Safety Warnings

    Get the message out consistently with mass notifications across both public broadcasts and personal communications such as email, phone and mobile devices. BlackBerry AtHoc allows agencies to share authoritative information with the community in real time during crises and to integrate with FEMA's IPAWS to reach the public via CMAS/WEA, EAS and NOAA HazCollect (in the US).
    Public Safety Warnings

Certifications and Compliance

Governments worldwide trust BlackBerry to meet their secure communication and business continuity needs. It complies with the following federal personnel accountability mandates:

  • US Department of Homeland Security: DHS Directive 008-04
  • ISO 22301 and other business resilience standards
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 – Information Security Management System Certified
  • NIST SP 800-53 Rev 3 (at a moderate FIPS 199 classification)
  • Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act designation
  • FEMA Safety law emergency plans under OSHA and Canada's equivalent
  • Fully compliant with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • US Department of Defense: DoDI 3001.02
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs: VA Directive 0325
  • US FEMA Guidance Directives: FCD 1
  • US OPM Accountability: Executive Order 13197
  • Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Program (DIACAP) Certification and Accreditation
  • Data Center Certifications: SSAE-16 SOC I Type II Certified and LEED Certified Data Center