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Status Under review
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 16, 2021

Use RingCentral desktop app as an alarm in case of fire.

We, Driving Force, do not have land lines at some of our locations and exclusively use the RingCentral app on desktop and/or mobile devices.

Looking for a method to alert personnel in specific buildings (i.e., only alert those in a building that is exposed to fire or other hazard and not all company buildings). In previous "land line" scenarios, a predetermined number (e.g., 5555) was dialed which in turn triggered an audible alarm and alerted personnel to proceed to the muster point.

Further, there was also a first aid response mode where those needing assistance could connect with first aid attendants and the patient's location and need could be quickly identified for the appropriate response. In the event a patient became unresponsive, the location of the patient could be identified.

Some of our locations, spread across Canada, use a combination of land line and RingCentral but we also have locations with RingCentral app only.

  • Admin
    Becky Hensley
    Jul 19, 2021

    Interesting idea!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Paging might be a workaround that could address this, but you may have already evaluated this.
    https://support.ringcentral.com/article/Paging-Overview.html

    Either way, we'll keep this open in the event that someone might have a solution or this catches the attention of voters/our product team.