National Preparedness Month has been recognized in the United States during the month of September since 2004. Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month promotes emergency and disaster preparedness. The theme for 2021’s National Preparedness Month is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”
Ready.gov’s emphasis is on personal and family preparation, but it also serves as an important reminder that preparedness should be practiced across all levels of society. Local, state, and even national agencies should practice being ready for the unexpected, as should corporations. Practicing preparedness long before a critical event occurs can make all the difference in your response.
Whether the critical incident you face is a natural disaster or a security threat, crisis situations can be handled more efficiently. On a large scale, preparedness can be practiced in 24/7 operations centers, which use large video walls to share real time information, allowing operators to collaborate on managing risks.
Operations centers aid risk management and benefit response
An operations center helps organizations stay ahead of critical incidents by continuously monitoring for any changes in the risk landscape. With constant monitoring, operations centers enable faster detection, allowing operators to implement risk mitigation strategies efficiently.
Aided by automation, operators in a risk management operations center can track, manage and prevent both known and unknown threats. Centralizing risk management allows for immediate responses to critical incidents as well as opportunities for education and collaboration regarding the risk landscape. An operations center gives operators the tools to identify risks, gain insight, and develop a strategy. From there, leaders can carry out the prescribed actions for risk mitigation. Having an operations center to monitor and communicate this intelligence and strategic insights enables leaders to successfully navigate an ever-changing risk landscape.
Fostering preparedness with an ops center from Constant
For an operations center to function effectively, careful consideration must be put into the design. A central video wall, from which operators can monitor real-time information as a situation unfolds, must be visible to operators throughout the room and integrated to accommodate 24/7 use. The furniture in an operations center should be arranged to facilitate collaboration. Additionally, ergonomic choices such as sit-stand consoles and sight-line analysis should be taken into account since operators work long hours during critical events.
These specialized environments are vital to handling critical situations and must be planned carefully. That’s where Constant Technologies comes in.
Constant provides everything you need for a turnkey operations center installation. We offer customized video wall design and installation, as well as our own line of console furniture manufactured in the USA. Our partnership with you extends all the way from the initial concept through to the completion of your operations center.
To learn more about our command center solutions and jump start your preparedness, contact us today.
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Constant Technologies, Inc. provides AV integration for 24/7 video walls and custom operation center furniture. With 30+years experience we can work with sensitive environments in the public and private sectors. Constant designs and installs projects of all scopes and sizes around in the world. We also offer long-term service and support. We create solutions with the highest levels of security, aesthetics and functionality in mind.