How CASE Equipment Prevents System-Wide Failures
There’s a lot of talk these days about making sure everything is “connected” or “running in parallel” or “synced,” but it’s not truly the best way to set up a reliable emergency communications system. Ideally, each unit should function independently – ensuring the full system has as many functioning units as possible at any given moment.
When multi-unit systems are overly networked it can lead to a variety of problems:
- Entire system outages for routine maintenance
- Hard-wired phone or electric service interruptions take down all units
- Tampering or damage can cause multi-unit or system-wide failures
- New installations of additional units may require scheduled downtime
The CASE Emergency Communications System is designed differently. Thanks to completely wireless 4G cellular or satellite phone connectivity as well as high-efficiency, high-performance solar power with a 10-day back-up battery, each and every CASE Blue Light Tower, E-Phone, Lexan Callbox, and retrofits on other brands’ systems, delivers stand-alone functionality in virtually all conditions.
Independent Doesn’t Mean Isolated
The ability of CASE equipment to work reliably on its own is a matter of resiliency. The fact that it can still be managed as part of a cooperative system is a convenience that only CASE provides – CASEAlert.
CASEAlert is an optional feature built into all CASE equipment which allows individual units to relay their operational status to a single dashboard. An easy-to-navigate user interface shows any issues requiring attention without an in-person check. CASEAlert also includes the ability to review individual unit call logs/usage logs. And, depending on need or existing communications framework, CASE Blue Light Towers can be outfitted with public address speakers, which can then be integrated with most public address automation platforms.
We often say “Just In Case” when it comes to our mission to provide superior emergency communications technologies anywhere and everywhere it’s needed… and that extends to our equipment itself. So, for every Just In Case scenario that causes system-wide failures, utility interruptions, and more – CASE’s stand-alone equipment is ready to respond.