Alertus, Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about Alertus, the connector that allows Illini Alert messages to be displayed on digital signs.
No. Alertus.com is providing a site license for campus. However, our licensing only covers digital sign hardware.
They are currently available. Search for Illini-Alert on the U of I Webstore
Perhaps. Illini-Alert messages are triggered when there is an eminent threat regarding life, health, or safety to campus. On-scene incident command determines when the threat has been mitigated. The alert message will be displayed as long as DPS and Incident Command deem necessary.
Yes, when DPS decides to issue those. Another option is a weather feed within the regular content of the sign (utilizing Four Winds).
Testing will happen on the first Tuesday of the each month at 10:05 AM. Technology Services will have after-action reports and may be able to provide the results to departments in cases where signs are not functioning.
Currently, the solution is being offered as “opt-in” addition to Illini-Alert. Utilizing the software is at a department’s discretion.