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November 18, 2020

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FIREX Tech Talks: Fireco Digital Messaging Service (DMS)

Fireco: An introduction to DMS

IFSEC-FIREX-TechTalks-20In this FIREX Tech Talks session, Fireco talks viewers through its DMS system. Digital Messaging Service (DMS) is a mass notification system that can send emergency text, email, Whatsapp or voice messages to an unlimited amount of users who are subscribed to the service.

DMS allows users to set up alerts for many scenarios and can help a wide variety of businesses. For example, in the fire industry, DMS can be used for pre-alarm notifications and evacuation alerts. For the security industry, it can be used for CCTV camera activations or access control breaches. A live demo was given during the session from Pete Davies, with attendees encouraged to send a test text message from their own phones to get an understanding of how the service works for themselves.

Questions covered in the live Q&A included:

  • Do you need an OFCOM licence to operate DMS?
  • What is the average cost for DMS subscription/installation?
  • Do you need good network coverage at the site DMS is installed?
  • For what reasons might you not be able to use Power over Ethernet (PoE) to install the system?

Watch the video below to view the full Tech Talk! 

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