How Remote Workers Impact Your Organization’s E911 Compliance
ANAHEIM, CA, July 29 2020 – During the COVID-19 pandemic, companies of all sizes have been forced to deploy teleworker and remote worker options. Employee safety is a major concern for users of communications solutions. For teleworker and remote workers this means the telephony equipment they are using must be capable of dialing 9-1-1 without the need for additional digits. In cases where this is not possible the safety of these employees and any members of a household that may use their telephony equipment in an emergency put your company at risk of violating federal law (Kari’s Law of 2017) and possibly state laws.
According to Larry Carlson, Altura Marketing Director, “In an emergency situation, getting first responders to the right place, with the right information is everyone’s key concern. Companies care about employee safety and with remote workers now becoming essential, there is an immediate need to ensure E911 compliance in case any member of a household uses a communication device provided by your company to a teleworker or remote worker.”
Altura is addressing how remote workers impact E911 compliance with a review of Kari’s Law and upcoming federal law called the Ray Baum Act. Additionally, certain states will either have or will enact legislation that you may be required to comply with.
When asked what the consequences are for companies that are non-compliant, Kevin Kito, CEO of 911 Secure responded: “There are three reasons to implement an E911 solution. One is being compliant with the federal and state E911 laws. The second is the financial liability if something does happen and the phone system is not capable of providing Enhanced 911 information to the PSAP the lawsuit will be in the tens of millions of dollars. The final and arguably the most important is you want to make sure that the employees and visitors to your sites can dial 911 and get help as quickly as possible.”
This is why Avaya and 911 Secure created SENTRY™ the leading NG 911 solution designed to work not only with Avaya systems, but any system capable of making a call.
Altura Communication Solutions presents guest speaker Kevin Kito, CEO of 911 Secure for a conversation about how remote workers impact E911 compliance.
Please join Altura as we host The E911 Compliance Webinar on Wednesday, August 5th, at 1:30pm eastern / 10:30am pacific. We will discuss Kari’s Law and The Ray Baum Act and how remote workers can impact compliance.