E911 Notification

The E911 On-site Notification service allows on-site individuals to be notified in real-time when someone dials an emergency number from a local extension. The service supports multiple notifications and multiple emergency numbers. The notification will include the caller's extension and the emergency number dialed.

To access the configuration page for this service, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the UCx Web-based Configuration Utility
  2. From the PBX tab, select PBX Configuration
  3. From the left side column, under Applications, select E911 Notification

Overview

When the service is disabled, a message will be displayed at the top to indicate that Notification is disabled.
Links to the configuration pages together with any configured emergency numbers and notification recipients are listed at the top right corner of the page.

General Settings

The General Settings page allows you to enable or disable the notification service.

The service is Disabled by default, to enable the service:

  1. Toggle the Status to Enabled
  2. Press the Save button

Add Emergency Number

The emergency number 911 is created by default. This page allows you to add multiple emergency numbers and delete existing ones.

To add an emergency number:

  1. Click on the Add Emergency Number link at the top right corner.
  2. Enter the Emergency Number that will trigger the notification
  3. The Description field is optional
  4. Press the Save button

A valid outgoing route must be setup for the emergency number. Notifications only work for trunk calls. 

Add Notification

To add a call notification recipient:

  1. Cick on the Add Notification link at the top right corner
  2. Select notification Type Call
  3. Enter the extension number in the Value field
  4. The Description is optional
  5. Press the Save button

To add an email notification recipient:

  1. Cick on the Add Notification link at the top right corner
  2. Select notification Type Email
  3. Enter a valid email address in the Value field
  4. The Description is optional
  5. Press the Save button

Modify/Delete Emergency Number

To modify or delete an emergency number select the desired number from the list on the top right corner of the page.

  • To modify, make the desired changes and press the Save button.
  • To delete, click on the Delete Number link at the top of the page.

Modify/Delete Notification

To modify or delete a notification, select the desired notification from the list on the top right corner of the page.

  • To modify, make the desired changes and press the Save button.
  • To delete, click on the Delete link at the top of the page.

Usage

With the E911 Notification service enabled, when a user calls one of the emergency numbers from a phone connected to the UCx, the following will take place:

1. Email Notification

If an email notification recipient address recipient@example.com is configured and extension 301 calls 911, the recipient will receive an email similar to the example shown below.

From: "E911 Notification Application " <no-reply@uc-x.org>
Subject: E911 Notification for caller 301
Date: August 6, 2015 at 11:03:58 AM EDT
To: <recipient@example.com>
Reply-To: "no-reply@uc-x.org" <no-reply@uc-x.org>

Attention!

A call from extension 301 has just been placed to emergency 
phone number 911.

This is an automated message.

E-MetroTel UCx E911 On-site Notification Service

2. Phone Notification

If a phone recipient 601 is configured and extension 301 calls 911, the extension 601 will receive a call from the UCx system. On answering the call, a message similar to the example below will be played back.

Attention! This is an emergency call alert.
A call from extension 301 has been placed to emergency phone number 911.

The recipient will then be prompted to press 1 to replay the message.

3. Log Messages

If a phone recipient 601 and email recipient recipient@example.com are configured, and extension 301 calls 911,  messages similar to the example shown below will be entered into the e911_calls.log file. To view the log file, navigate to the Support - System Log Files page and select the ucx/e911_calls.log file from the pull-down list.

E911 notification. Caller 301 dialed emergency number 911
Initiating email notification to recipient@example.com
Initiating call notification to Local/601@from-internal

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