AtHoc announces emergency notifications on the Apple Watch
Continuing support for IoT-driven alerting, AtHoc adds highly effective way to reach employees in emergencies on industry’s newest wearable device
AtHoc, Inc., the leader in networked crisis communication systems, today announced support of the Apple Watch through the AtHoc mobile app.
Wearable devices such as the Apple Watch offer even more opportunities for AtHoc to add Internet of Things-based options to its suite of tools. “Supporting highly functional personal sensors and notification devices is an important extension of our platform,” said AtHoc CMO Doug Doyle.
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The ability to receive AtHoc notifications instantly on the wrist through the Apple watch assures better reach and certainty that personnel can act quickly in case of emergency. Today, AtHoc customers who use the AtHoc app on their iPhone can receive alerts as push notifications once the phone is connected to the Apple Watch--right out of the box; no configuration is necessary.
AtHoc’s support of the Apple Watch demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing the most effective, versatile mass notification systems for businesses. As personal wearable technology becomes sophisticated and commonplace, companies will be able to alert staff, collect data from these wearable sensors, account for individuals and teams as well as connect and collaborate with colleagues and outside entities.
“We anticipate even broader use of our networked crisis communications platform between organizations, people, and now, a richer set of devices,” said Doyle.
AtHoc’s enterprise-grade solutions protect millions of people and thousands of organizations worldwide, available in flexible deployment configurations to maximize ease of access while protecting sensitive personal date. With a cloud-based user interface and the ability to work with a wide variety of security and communication technologies, it is a foundational piece of any organization’s emergency response plan.
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people around the world. AtHoc provides a seamless and reliable exchange of critical information among organizations, their people, devices and external entities. A trusted partner to the world's most demanding customers, AtHoc is the #1 provider to the US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and safeguards numerous other government agencies and leading commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company operates around the globe. For more information about AtHoc, please visit www.athoc.com.