In light of some very tragic events in the last few years including school and hospital shootings, the topic of emergency communication or mass notification has been a hot button for most security directors and leaders. Many seem to believe that the silver-bullet to minimizing the impact of an emergency situation is technology. While technology is a key element, it’s not the only one. If you truly want to ensure the safety and security of your employees, clients, students and visitors in the event of a shooter scenario, natural disaster or other emergency, even the most advanced technology is no substitute for a well planed, well executed response. So here are 5 tips to help you create your own emergency communication plan.