Summoning Help in an Emergency

Your system administrator sets up an emergency broadcast group. You can quickly summon help in an emergency.

Using this feature initiates an urgent broadcast to this special group. Everyone in the emergency broadcast group hears you immediately. Unlike other broadcast commands, this feature does not require any special permissions.

Like an ordinary broadcast, you can press the Call button to end the emergency broadcast, and other users can reply to everyone by pressing and holding the Call button before the broadcast ends.

Note: This feature initiates an urgent broadcast, so it interrupts any other calls or broadcasts that are in progress. For more information, refer to Issuing Urgent Commands.

Initiating an emergency broadcast

To initiate an emergency broadcast, perform the following steps:
  1. Click the Call button twice.
  2. When you hear the chime, start talking.