UNCW Installs AlertUs Emergency Alert System on University-Owned Computers

UNCW Installs AlertUs Emergency Alert System on University-Owned Computers

UNCW has installed a program called “AlertUS Desktop” on each university-owned computer. Users will notice an icon in their system tray at the bottom right of their Windows-based machines and in the menu bar at the top right of Apple-based machines.

During an emergency or test, when the computer is connected to the network, the computer will display a full screen pop up with the information on the cause of the alert and the actions to take in response.

Each individual viewing the alert should read the information and take appropriate action immediately. After the all clear is issued, and conditions allow return to normal operations, each computer user will need to use their mouse or pointer to click the green “Acknowledge” button on the screen in order to display the desktop again.

There is no method for the user to disable this feature and disable requests will be processed on a case-by-case basis balanced with the need for the university to provide emergency information.

Please contact UNCW Emergency Management at 910.962.3057 if additional information is required.