A Scenario is a pre-written message (or messages) created in Omnilert.
Scenarios allow you to automate much of the notification process by bundling together your messages into a single launch button on your Dashboard or in the Scenarios app for iPhone or Android.
A single Omnilert Scenario can contain multiple messages, each going to different endpoints (SMS,Email, Voice calls, etc.) or going to different groups.
The Scenarios app for iPhone/Android provides mobile access to scenarios from anywhere, anytime.
Why use Scenarios?
The main reason to set up and use scenarios is to save time. Launching a scenario can be as simple as a single click, sending your most critical alerts out in an instant.
Some common uses for scenarios in emergency situations:
- Tornado Warnings
- Severe Weather Alerts / Closings
- Intruder / Active Shooter Alerts
- Chemical / Hazard Alerts
Scenarios can also be useful to automate more common, but still important notifications, such as:
- IT/Email Outages
- Planned Maintenance / Closing Notices
- System monitoring notifications (using Scenario Triggers)
- "All Clear" Notifications (after an incident)
- Staffing notifications
What makes the Scenario feature so powerful is its utility. Any message that you can pre-plan can become a scenario.