Why we’re here.
We believe that connecting data, technologies, and humans is the key to improving the outcome of any critical event.
We were first responders, first. Our management team has more than three decades of experience responding to and managing emergencies in schools, business and workplaces.
In 2011, when we looked at the challenges facing school administrators, business managers and public safety incident commanders during critical events, we saw siloed communication, a lack of collaboration, and dispart systems that contained useful data sitting unutilized.
We saw outdated, unreliable forms of communication that failed to inform people when an emergency was happening, inefficient means of gaining of situational awareness and accountability systems that forced everyone involved to make uninformed decisions about how to react or respond.
We saw a need for a different kind of approach, one that leveraged today’s technology, and we knew it would take a different kind of company to build it. That’s why we founded OnScene.
What we do.
We’re mission-focused on creating the best platform for the management of and response to critical events, one that empowers both people and systems to communicate laterally, at across a private and secure network. To achieve this, we built a platform for integrating, sharing and analyzing collective intelligence that helps everyone make better decisions.
We solve important problems.
Whether you are a human resource manager trying to account for employees in a far away place after a terror attack or a law enforcement commander directing an entry team to mitigate an active shooter at a school, the old way of doing things is no longer good enough. Tragic incidents such as active shooter incidents, terror attacks and natural disasters have demonstrated the need for new solutions.
We connect the dots.
In most workplaces, there are a multitude of systems - software and hardware solutions that operate independently. Access control, fire and smoke alarms, panic buttons, video surveillance systems, human resources and visitor management systems all disconnected from one another. We leverage data from each system, combine it with crowdsourced reports from employees and deliver that collective intelligence in a single interface.
We listen carefully.
We make software. We are not there when the emergency happens. Therefore, the best people to inform us where opportunities for further efficiency exist, are the people directly involved. We meet with everyone who could be a participant in an emergency, ask them what challenges they face, what information they need and build the solution they need.