Blooming Prairie Elementary School Selects American Time EverAlert Communications Platform

Flexible, innovative solution delivers daily news, emergency alerts and accurate time to faculty, staff and students

Dassel, Minn. Nov. 4, 2019 - American Time, a market leader in synchronized time solutions, has announced that Blooming Prairie Elementary School in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota has selected and is live with the EverAlert communications platform

Seeking an easier and clearer way to communicate with faculty, staff and students in emergency situations, Blooming Prairie was considering a walkie-talkie system when they came across the benefits of EverAlert. With EverAlert, the school has a multi-functional, three-in-one platform for communicating emergency alerts, daily school news, and synchronized time. With the push of a lockdown button, classrooms can be instantly alerted to a security threat and provided instructions for appropriate emergency action. The multi-functional capabilities of the system provide a state-of-the-art synchronized clock and messaging system. 

Funded partially by a grant from the State of Minnesota aimed at improving safety and security in schools, Blooming Prairie is now live with 44 EverAlert displays and two Dynamic View displays, which is an EverAlert option to broadcast the alerts, messages and clocks on a broad range of large-format screens. 

“We especially like the alert and safety notifications of EverAlert that allow us to inform classrooms of a lockdown drill, fire alarm, severe weather, or anything else we want to program into the system,” explained Chris Staloch, Superintendent, Blooming Prairie Public Schools. “The teachers appreciate EverAlert’s ability to display analog or digital clock times, the daily school news and even classroom-specific messages like upcoming test reminders. EverAlert is a cost-effective communications tool that we use every day and not only in times of emergencies.” 

“Innovative schools like Blooming Prairie are thinking broadly about communication solutions and how to make their investments go further,” said George Wilkes, president of American Time. “It’s about more than sending alerts during a time of crisis. It is about making sure those alerts are customized and clear to everyone. And with a system like EverAlert that can be used for daily messaging and sending a message from the office to an individual classroom, the investment is something that’s leveraged every day and benefits everyone.” 

About EverAlert

EverAlert provides a single, multi-functional platform and user interface for communicating emergency alerts, routine digital signage and synchronized time. Used by schools, manufacturing facilities, office and others, EverAlert is a digital signage, emergency notification system and synchronized clock system all in one. For more information, visit https://www.american-time.com/products-by-family/everalert

About American Time
From synchronized time systems for the largest corporations in the world to a presence in half of the K-12 districts in the U.S., American Time is the recognized leader in the manufacturing of custom synchronized time solutions and notification systems. It offers the EverAlert communication and emergency notification system for schools, Wi-Fi network clocks, Power over Ethernet (PoE) clocks, battery and digital clocks, as well as a master controller clock with the ability to run on a legacy wired system concurrently with a new wireless clock system. For more information, visit www.american-time.com

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