Envoy Introduces Emergency Notifications to Streamline Workplace Event Response

The new emergency notifications capability pulls from real-time workplace data so leaders can send tailored messages.

Envoy Introduces Emergency Notifications to Streamline Workplace Event Response

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SAN FRANCISCO – Integrated workplace platform Envoy has announced the addition of emergency notifications to ensure safe, compliant workplaces.

Envoy customers of all sizes “can now communicate with everyone across their global workplaces through text messages, push notifications, and emails in the event of an emergency,” according to the company announcement.

As part of the Envoy Workplace Platform, the new emergency notifications capability “pulls from real-time workplace data so that leaders can send tailored messages to employees and visitors who are in the office when an emergency occurs,” the announcement says. 

“Employees may be expected to be working in the office one day and working from home or flying to another office the next day, and in-office visitors often have their own shifting schedules,” says Larry Gadea, founder and CEO at Envoy, in the company announcement.

“Should an emergency happen on-site, you want everyone in the office to be safe and secure, not just the people traditionally ‘assigned’ to the office,” he says. “Given how complex this environment has become to navigate, particularly when you need to act urgently, we’re excited to make this easier through the redundantly collected insights available as part of our workplace platform.”

More About Envoy Emergency Notifications

In a recent Envoy survey, 41% of respondents comprised of security, workplace, facilities, and IT managers say that safeguarding workplaces has become more difficult in the last 12 months. More than half of respondents say this is due to the number or severity of threats has increased, followed by hybrid work (47%) and the increase in co-working/shared spaces (44%). 

Envoy is also introducing data-based attendance insights for proactive space management. Workplace leaders can now turn to the Envoy Workplace Platform for personalized insights on resource utilization. These insights identify patterns in how employees use office spaces based on historical attendance data.

The platform is “designed to help companies align their workspace design with the actual usage patterns of their employees, enabling them to be more agile in addressing the evolving needs of their business, whether that entails expanding or optimizing office real estate,” the company announcement says.

The Envoy survey revealed that 37% of security, workplace, facilities, and IT managers cite a lack of integrated solutions as a key contributor to security challenges in the workplace.

Envoy “unifies workplace data in a single dashboard –  which allows leaders to aggregate data and collect insights on their workplaces and helps them make quick and informed decisions to meet the changing needs of their business,” the company announcement says.

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