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What is DBSEMS?

DBSEMS, or the Deaf & Blind School Emergency Management & Security system, is made up of features of MessageNet Connections to meet the unique needs of schools for the deaf & blind.

How Does it Work?

A typical DBSEMS integration is affordable, quick to install, and easy to use because the Connections platform it uses is designed to connect and work with technologies that are already deployed while leaving the system open to later additions. DBSEMS can be used to enhance lockdown procedures, to prevent and assess bullying, and as an educational tool that is uniquely suited to deaf & blind students and staff.

Daily & Emergency Use

DBSEMS is designed to meet both the daily use and emergency needs of schools for the deaf & blind. Notable examples of daily use include video conferencing and a bilingual teaching approach of ASL & English. And because the system is used for emergency, educational and daily communications, it’s used every day, making it easier and faster for teachers and staff to send out notifications in the event of an emergency, saving more lives.

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LCD/HDTV Screens

LCD screens can be used as an educational tool to play videos, provide visual and auditory instructions, display websites and PowerPoint presentations, and can also be used as audio/visual PA devices in an emergency, as well as provide way-finding and emergency egress information. When combined with cameras, these screens can be used for multicasting, broadcasting and two-way video conferencing.


Cameras in classrooms and offices can be used for broadcasting daily announcements, video conferencing, classroom and student monitoring, and can provide a live feed to emergency responders.

Computer Pop-up Instant Messaging

Highly-visible, scrolling messages can be sent directly to any network-connected PC or Mac and pop through all other active programs and non-password-protected screen-savers.


Audio/Visual PA

PoE signs can be used as both audio PA and visual PA devices, providing a written version of a spoken message, simultaneously. These signs feature LED scrolling text, high-intensity flashers, input/output contact closures, and text-to-speech capabilities with speakers for ADA-compliance.

PA Integration

DBSEMS allows users to speak live over your PA system or play a pre-recorded message from anywhere. All PA messages, even speak-live messages, are recorded and stored for future accountability or replay.

Scrolling LED Indoor and Outdoor Signs

LED signs can display and scroll text announcements with controllable speed.

Text Messaging & Paging

Messages can be sent out to any number or combination of mobile phones, pagers and other text-messaging devices, alerting all staff or specific groups, or even just a single person.

Fire Panel Integration

DBSEMS can integrate with existing fire panels to send alert messages based on customizable criteria that is configured in the system.

Location-Aware Signage

DBSEMS supports location-aware digital signage that can intelligently provide different instructions to different areas of the building, giving people the most accurate information for their situation.

Panic Buttons

Panic buttons can be installed in classrooms or elsewhere in the school, instantly alerting occupants and emergency responders to the problem.

Door-open / Glass-break Detectors

DBSEMS integrates with these types of devices to issue alerts of intruders or other unauthorized personnel.

Automated Messaging

DBSEMS can store pre-configured messages that can be scheduled or sent at a user’s discretion.

Mass Communication

Messages can be sent out to large numbers of pagers, phones, email addresses and computer pop-ups at one time.

Bed Shakers

Students can define their own scheduled wake-up alarms to activate bed shakers, while the school can utilize the same bed shakers to alert sleeping students in an emergency.

Other Advantages

  • 90-day, no-risk money-back guarantee on software
  • Audit trails
  • Integrate with pre-existing technologies
  • Multi-user access
  • User security control
  • Ease of use
  • Can save lives


DBSEMS can be purchased and installed all at once or gradually built up over time. The only device necessary to get started is the Connections server.


DBSEMS is browser-based, so users can log on and send messages from any network-connected device.

Automated messages can be sent out by: buttons, fire panels, door-open detectors, other life-safety devices, and by scheduling messages in the browser interface.

MessageNet Connections

MessageNet Connections is a browser-based, integrated system that unifies everyday and emergency communications and security into one powerful system. Connections integrates your existing communication, safety and security systems to create communication bridges between people, places and things.

One of the unique advantages of the MessageNet Connections system is scalability: you can start with your specific needs now and seamlessly upgrade your system to include customized functionality later.

  • Audio/Visual PA & VoIP
  • PC Pop-Ups Instant Messaging
  • Digital Signage & LCD HDTV
  • LED Electronic Signs
  • SMS Text Messaging & Paging
  • Fire, Safety, Security & Alerting Systems Integration
  • Telephone Communications
  • VoIP & Analog PA Systems