September 2022: National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month, which has been recognized in the United States since 2004. Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month promotes emergency and disaster preparedness. The theme for 2022’s National Preparedness Month is “A Lasting Legacy: The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.”
While ready.gov’s emphasis is on personal and family preparation, this month also serves as an important reminder that preparedness must be practiced at all levels. Local, state, and even national agencies as well as corporations and other organizations should ensure they are always ready for the unexpected. Practicing preparedness long before a critical event occurs can make all the difference in a quick, effective response.
Whether the critical incident is a natural disaster or a security threat, crisis situations can be handled more efficiently with proper preparation. On a large scale for corporations and other organizations both public and private, preparedness can be practiced in 24/7 operations centers, which use large video walls to share real time information and allow operators to collaborate on emerging risks.
Operations centers aid risk management and response
Operations centers help organizations stay ahead of critical incidents by continuously keeping track of the risk landscape. With constant monitoring, operations centers enable faster detection of any changes, allowing operators to implement risk mitigation strategies efficiently.
Aided by automation, operators in a risk management operations center can track, manage and prevent threats both known and unknown. Centralizing risk management enables immediate responses to critical incidents, but also grants opportunities for education and collaboration regarding the risk landscape. An operations center gives stakeholders the tools to identify potential risks, gain crucial insights, and develop response strategies. From there, leaders can carry out the prescribed actions for risk mitigation. Having an operations center to monitor and communicate intelligence and strategic insights enables leaders to successfully navigate an ever-changing risk landscape.
Promoting preparedness with an ops center from Constant
For proper functioning of an operations center, design should be carefully considered. A central video wall must be visible to operators throughout the room and integrated to accommodate 24/7 use. The furniture in an operations center should also 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, from customized video wall design and installation and 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 organization’s 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.