6 Methods to Use Cisco Phones and InformaCast for Safety

Cisco along with the InformaCast, mass notification software a message can be sent to many devices which helps ensuing everyone is informed about a potentially dangerous situation.During emergency scenarios, Speed and reach are the key factors.


In an organization, Users can broadcast to the Cisco IP phones by just entering a code or by pressing a button. This is a convenient and reliable method to reach large number of people than normal calling.


Messages can be recorded and then broadcasted, or users can activate pre-recorded messages right from their phone as well and then further be activated by entering a speed dial code or pressing a pre-configured button on the Cisco IP phone. Recorded message has an edge over the live audio messages as it can be well planned to ensure the instructions being communicated are clear.


Virtual  panic attacks are configured on Cisco IP phones to activate the pre-recorded audio messages and emergency situations like lock downs with help of InformaCast. With appropriate configurations, a button accessed in Cisco IP phone can activate the door locks, light up the strobes, send out digital signals and activate the desktop notifications. Different types of the panic buttons:

  • Panic buttons configured for IP phones

  • SIP panic buttons

  • M2M Plug Ins

  • Wireless Panic buttons

  • Desktop computer shortcuts


Messages delivered as text can be displayed on Cisco IP phones that have screens in addition to the audio component. The messages and images can be customized, the colors that align with an organization or represent a threat. Message Notifications are creative and cannot be missed.


When a visual message is sent a response can be triggered to the recipient. It can ask for recipient’s safety and that’s when the recipient can reply by pressing a number or corresponding button on their Cisco IP phone. This flow helps the administrators understand people who need assistance where they can direct additional resources.


IP speakers, digital signage,mobile devices and more can all receive InformaCast mass notifications that are triggered by Cisco IP phones. The number of channels is multi-directional and proportional to the reach and keep the employees away from the threats during an emergency.


An organization’s top priority should always be its people, and to keep people safe organizations need tools that enhance safety and security. An emergency notification system helps spread the word quickly to keep people safe and informed, but how do you know which system will be the best fit for your organization?

As with any critical investment, it’s important to have all the facts before deciding


By haripriya.krishnakum Krishnakumar | 17 Oct 2019 | 0 Comments