Initiating Emergency Broadcasts Silently

You can set up your facility to initiate an emergency broadcast silently, without playing a chime.

Emergency broadcasts are initiated on the Vocera device when you click the Call button on your Vocera device twice. You can also initiate an emergency broadcast from the Vocera Collaboration Suite on your cell phone, see About Emergency Broadcast for more information.

Before you initiate a silent emergency broadcast you must set up the emergency broadcast group.

  1. Click Add New Facility or select Edit Facility from the Options button for the Facility settings that you want to modify.
    The New Facility/Edit Facility page appears.
  2. In the General section, click Find Group button to select a group as the Emergency Broadcast group.
    Skip this step if there is an Emergency Group already selected for this facility.
  3. Select the Initiate Emergency Broadcast Silently checkbox.
  4. Choose one of the following to close the dialog:
    • Save — to update the facility configuration changes.
    • Cancel — to return to the Facilities page.