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Wake Forest University has added Alertus Desktop to its emergency communication tools. Alertus Desktop is a mass notification desktop alerting software that immediately grabs attention with a full-screen desktop pop-up alert. It will only be used during emergencies when immediate action is needed.

Once installed, a new icon will appear on the computer’s system tray or menu bar. 

It will be red when the computer is off-campus and not connected to VPN, indicating that desktop alerts are unavailable.

Available to



Mac, Windows


Emergency Alerts

Install Time

~5 minutes

Installation Instructions