WHAT’S THE ULTIMATE BUSINESS CONTINUITY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM?
The short answer to, ‘what’s the ultimate business continuity communication system in the event of a high risk incident?’ is a Private Cellular Network (PCN). Here’s why.
A Private Cellular Network can replace multiple legacy systems
Site wide secure, consistent coverage, even when public networks are unavailable
Sufficient bandwidth for existing and future demands
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If unauthorised access or a major security incident nearby threatens the safety of the people in your building the priority is to ensure employees do what is required and planned for in order to protect people and minimise the risk of harm or danger. There is also a need to implement relevant aspects of your Business Continuity Plan to minimise disruption to operations.
During any major incident, mobile usage increases dramatically, causing issues for the mobile networks. For certain events, such as those with a suspected terror link, police will cut the network to the area surrounding the incident to reduce the risk of remote activation of explosive devices, which regrettably leaves any victims inside the buildings with little or no information on which to base decisions, or worse information provided by the perpetrators.
A private cellular network (PCN) will remain in operation during an incident, enabling all employees to use on their mobiles. Using a PCN, robust and secure network(s) can be created that to support the implementation of a business continuity plan, enabling communication between employees within the building or campus, despite the public mobile networks being unavailable. Voice calls, video calls, email and messaging will continue to function so, whatever the incident, everyone can be kept informed by trusted parties using agreed protocols.
In the event of such an incident two scenarios are possible depending on your communication requirements:
1) The PCN continues to support the apps or software, which would ordinarily be used outside of an incident, for communication (i.e. call and messaging functions – WhatApp, Signal,Teams, FaceTime etc).
2) The PCN stays with existing apps for those on sites unaffected by the incident and moves to a reduced selection of predetermined apps for users on the affected site.
For those on the affected site, communication with people outside the PCN, both on and off site, including the police and the emergency services, remains possible as the PCN system will continue to integrate seamlessly with the local PBX (Private Branch Exchange). The functionality of all apps using the PCN network can be restricted to critical calls to the key security people or and managers with responsibility for safety, i.e. strict predetermined communication lines can be used to ensure people can react to the emergency as efficiently as possible with the minimum of “noise” impending the reaction, and ultimately the safety of all those using the building.
Private cellular networks, which can replace multiple legacy systems to provide a single, highly controllable communication network to support orgnisations day-to-day activities, continue to function in the absence of mobile network coverage from the major network operators and can be streamlined in the event of an incident. A PCN is the ultimate critical communication solution.
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