IBA’s In Case of Crisis emergency management app releases new version

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Building upon a widely sought-after mobile emergency management and business continuity solution, Irving Burton Associates’ In Case of Crisis today released its new 3.0 version in four editions – Corporate, Education, Hospitality and Government. Helping emergency, security and risk professionals empower their communities before, during and after crisis situations, In Case of Crisis 3.0 is available as an iOS and Android app and now includes additional critical emergency and business continuity enhancements, including incident reporting capabilities and a host of new data security features.

“As dozens of national corporate, higher education and K-12 organizations are now deploying our mobile publishing solution, we’ve gained a wealth of valuable feedback from our clients on their overall safety and business continuity needs,” said Christopher Britton, General Manager, IBA’s In Case of Crisis. “Our experienced developers incorporated this critical knowledge into a fully customizable solution that is tailored to the dynamic requirements of each organization in the event of the unexpected.”

Major enhancements to the new iPhone and Android versions include:

Incident Reporting: Allows safety personnel, faculty and/or students to be an extra set of eyes during a crisis by quickly filling out and submitting a customizable incident form as events are unfolding. The app properly routes the information immediately including attachments, e.g., photos, to appropriate personnel. Important for corporate organizations, the app offers the ability to file on-the-spot claims and provide post analysis of an event via a customizable form. Incidents like injuries, severe weather, theft, or suspicious packages can be reported via the In Case of Crisis mobile app. All incident reports can be cancelled via a countdown timer.

Major Security Features:

-Access Control – Offers the ability to designate specific personnel as authorized users on single or multiple plans or make a plan public. If private, authorized users need to create an account within the In Case of Crisis app and then the plan will automatically download.

-Remote Wipe – Enables plan administrators to remove a plan from any user’s phone. Once a user is removed from the Authorized User List, the plan will automatically delete itself from the user’s phone without any notification.

-Identifiable vs. Anonymous Incident Reporting – Gives plan administrators the option to designate whether incident reports must identify users or can be submitted anonymously.

Customizable Publishing Enhancements: Plans can now be customized based on specific use cases, locations, maps and user access controls. For example, plan administrators can setup plans ranging from specific hazmat procedures for different locations to study abroad programs and seasonal needs such as sporting events where challenges like parking or venue-specific protocols must be addressed.

The In Case of Crisis 3.0 app – Corporate, Education, Hospitality and Government editions – is available for download via iTunes and Google Play store.

Utilized by leading corporate, education and government organizations, the In Case of Crisis mobile solution allows convenient and secure access to emergency information with features such as easy-to-read instructional and building diagrams, one-tap key contact calling, push notifications for updates/alerts and maps and now incident reporting. The app includes access to a library of 85 possible emergency event scenarios with templates and images. A dedicated client success team provides hands-on coaching and best practice tips for publishing emergency plans to mobile devices. Additionally, the In Case of Crisis mobile solution emergency and business continuity plans can be tailored to support the needs of distinct audiences within an organization.

About In Case of Crisis

In Case of Crisis is a purpose-built mobile emergency response and business continuity solution designed to allow organizations to publish their specific emergency procedures and instructions via an online portal to employees’, students’ and constituents’ Apple, Android and Amazon Kindle mobile devices. With four editions including education, corporate, government and hospitality, the In Case of Crisis app promotes organization and business continuity by offering mobile users current, actionable emergency guidance when and how they need it, regardless of connectivity. In Case of Crisis is an Irving Burton Associates (IBA) service headquartered in Herndon, Va. For more information visit www.incaseofcrisis.com.